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 Ms (33)
M18 [Hellaby]
Mot/BR
~80(g)
2
1966
1966
Maldon West
GE
66
1
1889
1959
Malmesbury
Malm
105
1
1877
1962
Manchester Docks Branch
LNW
46(g)
1
1895
>1955
Manchester Road
GN
312
2
1876
1972
Mansfield Road
GC
1189
2
1898
1968
Mansfield Road [Corbriggs]
Mid
~121
1
1901
1955
Mapperley
GN
1132
2
1876
1960
Marlborough (Savernake)
M&SWJ
647
2
1898
1964
Marsh Lane Station
Mid
50(g)
2
1885
1968
Marteg (Gilfach/St Harmons)
MidW
372
1
1864
1962
Mayfield
LBSC
~91
2
1880
1965
Meal Bank
MBQT
24(g)
1
1893
1910?
Merkland Street
L&D
153(g)
2
1896
1978
Merley
Sn&Dr
36(g)
2
1847
1977
Merthyr (Abernant)
VoN
2497
1
1853
1962
The westernmost 220 yards of Merthyr Tunnel was built to accommodate two tracks.
Mickleover
GN
464
2
1878
1968
Although officially closed in 1968, the tunnel formed part of a BR Research Division test track until a final train ran on 26th November 1971.
Midhurst
MS&MJ
276
1
1866
1964
Midway
Mid
104
1
1880
1966
Mierystock
S&W
242
1
1874
1956
The northern portal was buried during the 1970s but excavated in 2007.
Mill Hill
IoWC
208
1
1862
1966
Moelwyn (Old)
Fest
730
1
1842
1946
Monks Ferry
C&B
371
2
1844
1966
Evidence suggests that, when first constructed, Monks Ferry Tunnel was ~477 yards long.
Monmouth
CMU&P
148
2
1857
1964
Morcott
LNW
448
2
1851
1966
Morice Yard
DD
367
1
1877
1982
Morlais (Miler)
LNW
1037
2
1879
1958
Morley
GN
238
2
1878
1968
Morwellham
DGC
124(g)
1
1858
1903
Moseley Green
S&W
503
1
1872
1951
Mosesfield (Balornock)
Cal
88
1
1894
1965
Mossdale Head
Mid
245
1
1878
1959
Mount Pleasant
SV
123
1
1862
1970

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