Disused tunnels database

Current total: 603

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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

Most of the tunnels on the database can be seen 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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70
67
29
12
7
30
44
5
16
28
33
15
13
27
4
18
61
41
3
6
49
4
603
The Hs (44)
Haddon
Mid
1058
2
1862
1968
Haden Hill
GW
151
1
1878
1969
Haie Hill (Bullo)
SW
1064
1
1854
1967
Hamer's Hill (Denholme)
GN
153
2
1882
1963
Hampstead Jnc North
Mid
76(g)
1
1899
1982?
Hanley Deep Pit
SISCC
37(g)
2
1962
Harecastle Middle
Nth Stf
180
2
1848
1966
Harecastle South
Nth Stf
1766
2
1848
1966
Harrogate (Brunswick)
Y&NM
~415
2
1848
1862
Harrogate Gasworks
HG
656(g)
1
1908
1956
Hartshill (Newcastle East)
Nth Stf
145
1
1852
1966
Haslingden (North Hag)
ELncs
146
2
1848
1966
Hatch
B&E
152
2
1866
1964
Hawthorns (Puddlebrook)
GW
638
1
Although construction work was completed on Hawthorns Tunnel in the 1870s, the line through it never officially opened. Its rails were lifted in 1917.
Haydock Colliery
LSH&SL
100
2
1895
1965
Hayfield
MS&L
198
2
1868
1970
Haymarket
C&B
139
4
1847
1993
Haymarket Tunnel was widened before 1876 to accommodate four tracks, resulting in it comprising three compartments, the westernmost measuring around 179 yards.
Hayne (Heane Wood)
SE
94
2
1874
1951
Hazlehead [Crow Edge]
HIC
464(g)
1
1860s
1960
Headstone (Monsal Head)
Mid
533
2
1863
1968
Healey House
L&Y
30
1
1868
1965
Heathfield
LBSC
265
2
1880
1968
Heaton Lodge (South)
LNW
80(g)
1
1899
1965
Heckmondwike North (Bridge St)
LNW
40
2
1900
1990
Heckmondwike South (High St)
LNW
~51
2
1900
1990
Hetton
Dr&Sn
80
1
1836
1963
Hetton Staiths
Het
77(g)
1
1822
1959
High Street (South Willingham)
L&L
557
1
1875
1958
Highgate East (Twin Singles)
GN
139
1
1867
1970
Highgate West (Twin Singles)
GN
332
1
1867
1970
Revenue earning traffic through the Highgate tunnels ended in 1964 but they were used for the movement of empty tube stock until 5th October 1970.
Hill
Saund
490(g)
1
1834
1939
Hillhead (Edlingham)
NE
351
1
1887
1953
Hillhead
GCent
46
2
1896
1964
Holyhead Road [Wednesbury]
Sth Stf
57(g)
2
1863
1968
Hook Norton (Swerford Park)
B&CD
418
1
1887
1958
Hooley Hill
LNW
176
2
1882
1968
Hopton (Middleton Top)
C&HP
113
1
1830
1967
Horbury Chord
L&Y
50
2
1902
1991
Horsmonden
C&PW
86
1
1892
1961
Horspath
GW
520
1
1864?
1967
Hose (Clawson/Scalford)
GN/LNW
834
2
1879
1964
Hotel Curve
GN
350
1
1863
1977
Hunting Butts
GW
97
2
1906
1976
Hunting Butts Tunnel became an operational part of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway in 2010.
Huskisson Canal
CLC
99(g)
2
1880
1975
Hylton Road [Sunderland]
Het
265(g)
1
>1897
~1973

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