Disused tunnels database

Current total: 621

Research to expand our database of disused tunnels continues to pay dividends. Many thanks to those of you who have sent in contributions. If you can help with any details, omissions or corrections, please click the 'contact us' link in the sidebar to get in touch.

By clicking on the relevant column header, the database can be sorted by name, yardage, company or opening/closure dates. Hover over the abbreviated company name to see the full version. New tunnels are highlighted by a red tip; modified entries are in orange. More information or pictures - where available - is provided via the Link button.

Tunnels which were opened out either during or after the railway's period of operation are excluded. Only those that still exist - even if now buried - are listed.

(g) length determined using historical maps and Google Earth's measuring tool
~ scaled length/approximate year ? evidence uncertain
< earlier than/less than > later than/more than

Click on the icon on the right to search the database by map. Each tunnel is marked at the midpoint of a straight line drawn between its portals (which can prove deceptive if the tunnel is curved). No buried tunnels are shown.

Most of the tunnels on the database can be viewed in GoogleEarth by opening a .kml file developed by Antony Badsey-Ellis. Download the ZIP to your hard disk by clicking the icon, then extract the .kml file and open it using GoogleEarth.

23
70
70
30
11
8
32
45
5
16
29
33
15
13
32
4
19
61
40
4
6
51
4
621
The As (23)
Abergwili
LNW
83
1
1864
1963
Aboyne
A&B
137
1
1866
1966
Aboyne Tunnel is now home to the Aboyne Small Bore Rifle Club.
Acton Grange Jnc
LNW
108(g)
1
~1888
~1893
Aintree
CLC
40(g)
2
1879
1968
Alfreton (Old)
Mid
840
2
1862
~1968
Alloa
St&Dn
~107
2
1851
1978
Alloway
G&SW
143(g)
1
1906
1968
Allt-y-cefn
C&C
167
1
1864
1973
Alsop-en-le-Dale
LNW
37(g)
2
1899
1963
Andoversford (Sandywell Park)
B&CD
384
2
1881
1962
Annesley
MS&L
1001
2
1892
1968
Archbury Farm
CalLow
38(g)
1
1847
1920
Ardsley
Mid
225
2
1899
1964
Argos Hill
LBSC
70(g)
2
1880
1965
Armley Goods
GN
103
2
1895?
1968
Ashbourne
LNW
386
2
1899
1956
Ashby (Old Parks)
Mid
308
1
1874
1955
Ashby Tunnel was initially opened as a 447-yard tramway tunnel in 1802.
Ashes Quarry
Con
62(g)
1
>1900
<1950
Ashey Down Quarry
R&N
37(g)
1
~1875
<1907
Ashwell
Not Sub
70
2
1889
1951
Auchendinny
Pen
74
1
1872
1967
Audenshaw Rd (North)
GC
64
2
<1909
<1982
Auldtonheights
Cal
82(g)
1
1856
1953
Auldtonheights Tunnel was originally 32(g) yards long but it was extended at the north end when the road above it was converted to dual carriageway.

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