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 Fs (8)
Falsgrave (Westborough)
Sc&Wh
260
1
1883
1965
Farnley Scar (Corbridge)
N&C
170(g)
2
1834
1962
Farnley Scar Tunnel was built to accommodate a single track but enlarged for two tracks in 1844. It later suffered from structural defects and a deviation was built, opening in 1962.
Fawley
GW
537
1
1855
1964
Fenton Manor
Nth Stf
106
2
1860
1989
Firth (Old Woodhouselee)
Pen
111
1
1872
1967
Ford (Devonport High Level)
PD&SWJ
373
2
1890
1964
Forthar
For
45(g)
1
<1854
<1896
Fritchley
BG
32(g)
1
1793
1935

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