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 As (23)
Aboyne
A&B
137
1
1866
1966
Aboyne Tunnel is now home to the Aboyne Small Bore Rifle Club.
Andoversford (Sandywell Park)
B&CD
384
2
1881
1962
Auldtonheights
Cal
82(g)
1
1856
1953
Auldtonheights Tunnel was originally 32(g) yards long but it was extended at the north end when the road above it was converted to dual carriageway.
Archbury Farm
CalLow
38(g)
1
1847
1920
Aintree
CLC
40(g)
2
1879
1968
Ashes Quarry
Con
62(g)
1
>1900
<1950
Alloway
G&SW
143(g)
1
1906
1968
Audenshaw Rd (North)
GC
64
2
<1909
<1982
Armley Goods
GN
103
2
1895?
1968
Allt-y-cefn
GW
167
1
1895
1973
Argos Hill
LBSC
70(g)
2
1880
1965
Abergwili
LNW
83
1
1864
1963
Acton Grange Jnc
LNW
108(g)
1
~1888
~1893
Alsop-en-le-Dale
LNW
37(g)
2
1899
1963
Ashbourne
LNW
386
2
1899
1956
Alfreton (Old)
Mid
840
2
1862
~1968
Ardsley
Mid
225
2
1899
1964
Ashby (Old Parks)
Mid
308
1
1874
1955
Ashby Tunnel was initially opened as a 447-yard tramway tunnel in 1802.
Annesley
MS&L
1001
2
1892
1968
Ashwell
Not Sub
70
2
1889
1951
Auchendinny
Pen
74
1
1872
1967
Ashey Down Quarry
R&N
37(g)
1
~1875
<1907
Alloa
St&Dn
~107
2
1851
1978

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