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 Rs (19)
Ramsgate (...Harbour)
SE&C
1638
2
1863
1926
Ravenscar
Sc&Wh
279
1
1885
1965
Redbrook No.1 (Lower)
Cole
264
1
1883
1916
Redbrook No.2 (Upper)
Cole
66
1
1883
1916
Redcliffe (Bristol Harbour)
BH
292
2
1872
1964
Redditch
E&R
340
1
1868
1964
Rhayader
MidW
271
1
1864
1963
Rhondda (Blaen-y-Cwm)
R&SB
3443
1
1890
1968
Ridge Lane
Grink
367(g)
1
1875
1916
Ripley St (Bankers Sidings)
GN
85
2
1876
1972
Ripponden (Scar Head)
L&Y
593
2
1881
1929
Rodney Street (Heriothill)
EL&N
179
2
1842
1967
Rodwell
GW
58
2
1865
1965
Rosehall
Rose
~419
1
1837
1875
Rosherville
LC&D
59
2
1886
1968
Rotherwas (Dinedor)
GW
110
1
1855
1964
Rowthorne
Mid
929
1
1890
1930
Royal George
LNW
140
2
1886
1966
Rusher Cutting
Mid
121
2
1863
1968

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