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 Os (13)
Oakamoor
Nth Stf
488(g)
2
1849
1965
Oakenshaw
L&Y
67
2
1847
1965
Oare
Dav
~28
1
1916
1919
Oatlands [Pica]
C&WJ
55(g)
1
1882
1938
Ocker Hill [Wednesbury]
Sth Stf
88
2
1863
1981
Old Lane (North Bridge)
H&OJ
402
2
1874
1960
Oldham
OA&GB
59
2
1861
1967
Oldham Tunnel was originally 152yds but later cut back to 59yds.
Oldland
A&G
~66
1
1831
1865
Orangefield (Wellington St)
G&A
144(g)
2
1869
1991
Otley
NE
~89
2
1865
1965
Oxendon Down
LNW
462
1
1859
1984
Oxendon Up
LNW
453
1
1879
1984
Oxspring Up
GC
558
1
1854
1981?

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