Disused tunnels database

Current total: 629

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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.

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71
70
30
11
8
31
45
5
17
31
33
15
13
31
4
19
67
40
4
6
51
4
629
The Cs (70)
Cadeby
SYJ
163
1
1894
1975
Caernarfon
LNW
164
2
1852
1964?
Caenarfon Tunnel now forms part of the town's road network.
Calderbank Colliery
CalCol
224(g)
1
1865
1936?
Caldon (Cottonplain)
Nth Stf
480(g)
1
1847
1920
Calke Park
TT
138
1
1802
1915
Canada Dock (Sandhills)
LNW
427
2
1866
1982
Canal [Liverpool]
L&Y
51
2
1887
1965
Cape Horn
GW
52(g)
1
1870s
1906
Carsons Road
A&G
34(g)
1
1831
1865
Cartsburn Down
Cal
381(g)
1
~1901
1967
Castle (Maenclochog)
NR&M
100
1
1876
1949
Castle Hill
Dv&Sm
319
1
1873
1966
Castlebank Street
L&D
38(g)
2
1896
1978
Catesby
GC
2997
2
1898
1966
Cattedown (Cattewater)
P&D
48
1
1880
2009?
Cefn Glas (Quakers Yard)
GW
703
1
1864
1964
Central
L&Y
449
2
1847
2014
Having first closed in 2009, Central Tunnel reopened temporarily in 2012 as part of the Rochdale extension of Manchester Metrolink but closed again in January 2014.
Chapel Street [Airdrie]
Ball
49(g)
1
1828
1964
Charlestown
M&L
250
2
aband 1840
Cheadle (Draycott Cross)
Nth Stf
978
1
1901
1933
Cheadle Tunnel suffered a major collapse in 1933 and a deviation was then built.
Chedworth
M&SWJ
498
2
1891
1961
Chee Tor No.1
Mid
401
2
1863
1968
Chee Tor No.2
Mid
94
2
1863
1968
Chesil (Winchester/St Giles)
GW
441
2
1891
1966
Chesterfield
MS&L
474
2
1893
1964
Chickenley Heath (Ossett)
WYks
47
1
1864
1956
Chilcompton Down
S&D
64
1
1874
1966
Chilcompton Up
S&D
64
1
1892
1966
Chilcompton Tunnel is used by the Midsomer Norton Target Shooting Club.
Chipping Norton
B&CD
715
1
1887
1962
Church Street
Mid
43(g)
1
>1880
1964
Cinder Hill
LBSC
61
2
1882
1958
Clammerclough Down
L&Y
295
1
1880
2015
Clayton
GN
1057
2
1878
1963
Clifton Hall
LNW
1298
2
1850
1953
Clifton Hall Tunnel suffered a catastophic collapse in 1953, killing five people.
Clifton Rocks
CRk
137(g)
4
1893
1934
Clowne
LD&EC
44(g)
2
1896
1967
Clydach New
LNW
330
1
1877
1958
Clydach Old
MT&A
302
1
1862
1958
Cobridge No.1
Nth Stf
310
2
1873
1966
Cobridge No.2
Nth Stf
45(g)
2
1873
1966
Coburg Street (North Leith)
Cal
139
2
1903
1968
Cocking
LBSC
738
1
1881
1953
Coed Helen
Nant
~22
1
1828
1867
Coles Rock
S&W
22
1
1874
1956
Colinton
Cal
150
1
1874
1967
Colwall Old
GW
1567
1
1860
1926
Colwyn Bay Goods
LNW
69(g)
1
>1900
1981
Combe Down
S&D
1829
1
1874
1966
Combe Down Tunnel reopened as part of a foot/cycle path in 2013.
Combe Hay
GW
66
1
1910
1951
Copenhagen East
GN
594
2
1852?
1978
Coppet Hall Middle
Saund
~18
1
1842
1939
Coppet Hall North
Saund
~111
1
1842
1939
Coppet Hall South
Saund
~73
1
1842
1939
Cornubia Works [Widnes]
Corn
114(g)
1
~1890
<1959
The Cornubia Works tunnel was opened out at its north end around 1900, reducing its length to 80 yards.
Cowhorn Hill
A&G
72
1
1831
1865
Craigellachie (Taminurie)
Str
68
1
1863
1971
Crawleyside (Hog Hill)
S&T
121
1
1834
1949
Crescent Wood
CP&SLJ
400
2
1865
1954
Cressbrook
Mid
471
2
1863
1968
Crich
CCC
63(g)
1
1841
1957
Crigglestone
Mid
250
2
1906
1968
Cromer
N&S
61
2
1906
1953
Croppers Hill [St Helens]
SHCR
161(g)
1
1859
1988
Crossgates
BT
41(g)
1
1855
~1913
Crow Road
L&D
355
2
1896
1964
Crown Street Old
L&M
291
1
1830
1972
Culver
Exe
248
1
1903
1958
Cwm-y-glo (Padarn)
Ca&Ls
106
1
1869
1964
Cwmcerwyn (Bryn)
PTR&D
1012
1
1897
1964
Cymmer (Caerau/Maesteg)
L&O
1595
1
1878
1970

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