Disused tunnels database

Current total: 629

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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 Ss (67)
Sandhills
CLC
49(g)
2
1882
1969
Sandsend (Deepgrove)
WR&MU
1652
1
1883
1958
Savile Road (Dewsbury MR)
Mid
187
1
1906
1950
Scotland Street
EL&G
1008
2
1847
1868
Scotswood
NE
269
2
1875
1986
Seaham North
SHD
16(g)
1
<1920
>1969
Seaham South
SHD
121(g)
1
<1920
>1969
Settrington
M&DJ
57
2
1853
1958
Severn Bridge (Purton)
SB
506
2
1879
1964
Part of the western approach to the old Severn Railway Bridge.
Shafton
DV
92(g)
2
1902
1966
Shaugh (Leighbeer)
SD&T
308
1
1859
1966
Shaw Cross
WYks
209
1
1864
1972
Sherwood
Not Sub
442
2
1889
1951
Sherwood Rise
GC
665
2
1898
1968
Shields Covered Way No.1
CGU
~149
1
1874
1957
Shields Covered Way No.2
CGU
~85
1
1874
1957
Shillamill
PD&SWJ
603
2
1890
1968
Shirland
Mid
189
1
1866
1965
Silkstone (Worsboro') No.1
MS&L
289
2
1880
1981
Silkstone (Worsboro') No.2
MS&L
74
2
1880
1981
Silverdale
Nth Stf
684
2
1870
1999?
Silvertown (Connaught)
GE
600
2
1880
2006
Singleton
LBSC
741
1
1881
1953
Slade (Ilfracombe) Down
LSW
70
1
1874
1967
Slade (Ilfracombe) Up
LSW
70
1
1891
1970
Smithfield
MetWL
293(g)
2
1866
2009
As built, the tunnel was 242 yards long but extensions have since been added at both ends.
Sneinton
Not Sub
183
2
1889
1951
Snow Hill East Curve
LC&D
~310
2
1871
1927
Soothill (Woodkirk)
GN
659
2
1890
1953
Sorley
GW
638
1
1893
1963
South Dock
DD
402
1
1877
1982
Spinkhill
LD&EC
492
2
1898
1967
Spital Hill (Wicker)
Mid
307(g)
2
1848
1948
Spitalfields Goods
Est Lon
69(g)
3
1880s?
1967?
Springwood [Chesterfield]
MS&L
311
2
1892
1966
St Aubin
JR&T
69(g)
2
~1898
1936
St Aubin Tunnel was reopened between 1942-45 as part of a German military railway.
St Dunstans
GN
43
2
1876
1972
St Fillans
Cal
62
1
1904
1951
St Hilda's Loop
Har
96(g)
1
~1906
1989?
St John's Road [Bootle]
L&Y
109
2
1887
1965
St Lawrence (High Hat)
IoWC
619
1
1897
1952
St Leonard's (Arthur's Seat)
E&D
572
1
1831
1968
St Margaret's [Inverkeithing]
Nth Brt
461
1
1877
1954
St Michaels (Shoreham)
K&ESL
31
1
1905
1954
St Vincent Crescent
Cal
77
2
1896
1964
Stalybridge New (Cocker Hill)
LNW
298
2
1886
1976
Standedge Down
LNW
5342
1
1849
1966
Standedge Up
LNW
5342
1
1871
1966
Stanley Road [Bootle]
Mid
44(g)
2
1885
1968
Stanley Road Tunnel comprises two single bores.
Staple Hill
B&Glos
515
2
1835
1969
Staple Hill Tunnel was widened to accommodate a two-track broad gauge railway in 1844.
Stella New
S&GR
99(g)
1
<1920
~1968
Stella Old
SCCW
148(g)
1
<1898
<1920
Stenalees (Goonbarrow)
CM
341
1
1893
1965
Stobcross Depot
Cal
190
2
1894
1980
Stock's Moor [Midgley]
DG
212(g)
1
1854
1941
Stockton Brook
Nth Stf
66(g)
2
1867
1989
Stodhart
PFT
88
1
1796
1924
Stonehouse Bridge
LSW
45(g)
1
1886
1970
Stonehouse Bridge Tunnel was originally 40 yards long but was extended at the north end as part of a road realignment.
Stoney Low
Nth Stf
39
2
1870
1991?
Stoney Stanton
LHQ
96(g)
1
<1903
~1958
Strowan (Trowan)
Cr&Co
99
1
1893
1964
Sugar Loaf
HB&WRJ
132
2
1885
1959
Summerhill (Gwersyllt)
S&C
266(g)
1
1847
1908
Sutton Harbour (Jubilee Street)
LSW
74
1
1879
1950
Sutton-in-Ashfield
Mans
50(g)
2
1916
1966
Swainsley (Manifold)
LMVLR
164
1
1904
1934
Converted into road tunnel.
Symonds Yat
R&M
433
1
1873
1959

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