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 Es (11)
Earlsheaton
GN
179
2
1874
1965
East Anstey
Dv&Sm
28
1
1873
1966
East Bank Covered Way No.1
Mid
107
1
1902
1972
East Bank Covered Way No.2
Mid
89
1
1902
1972
East Grinstead No.1
LBSC
78
1
1866
1967
East Grinstead No.2
LBSC
48
1
1866
1967
East Grinstead No.1 Tunnel was removed and No.2 Tunnel filled-in circa 1977/8 as part of works to construct the town's relief road (A22).
East Norton
GN/LNW
444
2
1879
1963
Edge Hill Goods Loop
LNW
~85
2
1887
1981
Ellesmere Street [Salford]
L&Y
291
2
1898
1964
Eshiels (Peebles)
Nth Brt
66
1
1864
1962
Etchinghill
SE&C
97
2
1887
1947

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