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 Gs (31)
Gallowgate
GC&D
230
2
1892
1987
Garn Ddyrys
Hill's
~165
1
1819
1850?
Gasworks East (Maiden Ln East)
GN
528
2
1852?
1978
The tunnel regained its operational status in April 2021 as part of capacity enhancements at King's Cross.
Gatehouse
DD
51
1
1877
1982
Gelli
R&SB
164
1
1890
1960
Gelli Felen New
LNW
386
1
1877
1958
Gelli Felen Old
MT&A
352
1
1862
1958
Gildersome
LNW
2331
2
1900
1966
Gildersome
GN
156
2
1856
1968
Gill's Corner [Lutterworth]
MC
96
2
1840
1962
Glencorse
EL&R
41(g)
1
1877
1959
Glenfarg North
Nth Brt
507
2
1890
1970
Glenfarg South
Nth Brt
517
2
1890
1970
Glenfield
L&S
1796
1
1832
1966
Glyn (Hafodyrynys)
NA&H
280
1
1855
1964
Gomersal
LNW
819
2
1900
1966
Goyden Pot
BradC
184(g)
1
1921
1936
Grange Lane
DG
60(g)
1
1854
1941
Granville St Goods
Mid
234
2
1876
1967
Great Horton Road [Bradford]
GN
69
2
1876
1972
Great Western Road
Cal
711(g)
2
1896
1964
Greenside
GN
618
2
1893
1964
Greenwich Park No.1
LC&D
119(g)
2
1888
1917
Greenwich Park No.2
LC&D
41(g)
2
1888
1917
Grenofen
GW
374
1
1859
1962
Groby
GGQ
62(g)
1
1832
1967
Grosmont Old
W&P
119
1
1836
1847?
Grove
LBSC
183
1
1867
1985
Grovesend
Mid
167
1
1872
1966
Grovesend Tunnel officially closed in 1966 but its last train passed through on 24th November 1967.
Guide Bridge
LNW
154
2
1882
1968
Gulwell [Ashburton]
GW
47
1
1931
1971
Gyfylchi (Tonmawr/Pelena)
SWM
1109
1
1863
1947

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