Disused tunnels database

Current total: 629

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.

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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 Ds (30)
Dale Quarry
DQ
478(g)
1
1877
1968
Dalston Lane (Kingsland)
Nth Lnd
~51
1
1865
1966
Danygraig [Swansea]
R&SB
79
2
1899
1933
Deepdale No.1 (Miley)
FP&WR
160
2
1850
NOC
Deepdale No.2
FP&WR
272
2
1850
NOC
Deepdale No.3
FP&WR
383
2
1850
NOC
Deptford (Lambton Coal Drops)
NE
209
2
1865
1967
As originally built, Deptford Tunnel was around 237 yards long but was opened out at its east end to accommodate the Lambton-Hetton link tunnel sometime after 1911.
Devizes
B&HE
190
2
1862
1966
Devizes Tunnel is now home to local rifle club, The Ranges.
Devonport Park (Albert Road)
PD&SWJ
531
2
1890
1964
Devonport Station
LSW
101
1
1886
1970
Devonshire (Bloomfield)
S&D
447
1
1874
1966
Devonshire Tunnel reopened as part of a foot/cycle path in 2013.
Devonshire Street Goods
GE
52
1
~1874
<1966
Dewsbury
GN
213
2
1880
1965
Dial Wood
NHC
84(g)
1
~1792
1893
Dingle
LO
*809
2
1896
1956
*Officially Dingle Tunnel comprises three sections - one of 605yds (25'6"x19'), another of 163yds (52'x24'6") in which Dingle Station was sited, and a final section of 41yds (25'6"x19') containing two sidings. However measurement of the tunnel using map scaling techniques suggest it is ~874yds long.
Ditton [Widnes]
S&M
97
2
1879
1964
Doe Park No.1
GN
140
2
1884
1963
Doe Park No.2
GN
33
2
1884
1963
Doe Park No.3
GN
112
2
1884
1963
Downton
S&DJ
107
1
1866
1964
Drewton
HB&WRJ
2114
2
1885
1959
Drybrook
GW
97
1
1907
1953
Drysdale Street
AW
28(g)
1
1768
1924
The two short tunnels on the Alloa Waggonway are thought to be Scotland's oldest railway tunnels.
Duckmanton
LD&EC
501
2
1897
1957
Dudley
OW&W
948
2
1852
1993
Dudley Hill High Level
LB&HJ
50
2
1856
1968
Dudley Hill Low Level
GN
~71
2
1893
1933
Dunkhill [Bradford]
GN
~52
2
1873
1964
Dunton Bassett
GC
92
2
1899
1966
Durham Road
Het
103(g)
1
<1919
~1972

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