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 Ls (31)
Ladhope
Nth Brt
60(g)
2
1849
1969
Ladhope Tunnel regained its operational status in June 2015 when the Borders Railway was commissioned.
Ladyha'
EI
228(g)
1
~1845
~1924
Lambton-Hetton Link
L&HC
111(g)
1
>1911
1967
Landcross
LSW
196
1
1872
1982
Lasswade (Broomieknowe)
Esk
430
1
1867
1964
Law (Dundee Law)
D&N
330
1
1831
1861
Lea (Mitcheldean/Boxbush)
GW
771
1
1855
1965
Lee Bank
H&OJ
267
2
1874
1960
Leek
Nth Stf
472
2
1849
1965
Lees Moor
GN
1533
2
1884
1956
Leigham
P&D
658(g)
1
1823
1869
Lesmahagow
Cal
77(g)
1
1905
1968
Levenshulme
MS&L
~48
2
1892
1988
Little (Wescoe)
CK&P
24
1
1865
1972
Litton
Mid
515
2
1863
1968
Llandderfel
GW
159
1
1868
1964
Llantarnam (...Road)
MR&CC
41(g)
2
1852
1963
Loanhead
EL&R
43
1
1874
1989
Loch Oich (Aberchalder/Oich)
I&FA
67
1
1866
1973
London Road (Parkhead)
Cal
1313(g)
2
1897
1964
Long Arch (Midford)
S&D
37
1
1874
1966
Longridge
P&L
43
1
1847
1967
Lords (West)
GC
236
2
1898
1966?
Lords (Middle)
GC
236
2
1898
Low Staiths No.1
Har
178(g)
1
<1858
~1989
Low Staiths No.1 Tunnel was remodelled on more than one occasion. 178 yards represents its length after reconstruction in ~1904; it had been around 80 yards longer.
Low Staiths No.2
Har
90(g)
1
<1896
1989?
Lumphinnans
EP&D
62
2
1848
1966
Lydbrook (Coppet Hill)
R&M
630
1
1873
1965
Lydgate
LNW
1332
2
1856
1964
Lynedoch Goods
G&A
56(g)
1
1869
1966
Lynedoch Street
G&A
43(g)
2
1869
1991
Lywood
LBSC
218
2
1883
1963

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