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 Ns (15)
Neidpath (Castle Hill/Peebles)
Cal
602(g)
1
1864
1954
Netherton
L&Y
333
1
1868
1965
Newbold
CR
90
1
~1833
1968
The tunnel closed with the Coleorton Railway in 1872 but reopened in 1925 as part of a line to serve New Lount Colliery.
Newcastle (Hartshill West)
Nth Stf
577
1
1852
1966
Newchurch No.1
L&Y
162
1
1852
1966
Newchurch No.2
L&Y
290
1
1852
1966
Newhaven
C&HP
51
1
1830
1967
Newland
Cole
278
1
1883
1916
Newport
R&N
83(g)
1
1875
1966
Newquay Harbour
Tref
85
1
1849
1926
Nightcote (...scott/Knackershole)
Dv&Sm
44
1
1873
1966
Norwood End
Mid
300
1
1878
1961
Nottage
Llynvi
63
1
1861
1965
Nunnery No.1
LNW
~106
2
1895
1965
Nunnery No.2
LNW
~335
2
1903
1965

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