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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11
8
31
45
5
17
31
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15
13
31
4
19
67
40
4
6
51
4
629
The Ts (40)
Talyllyn
B&MTJ
674
1
1863
1964
Tamshill No.1
L&D
78(g)
2
1896
1964
Tamshill No.2
L&D
453(g)
2
1896
1964
Tamshill No.3
L&D
137
2
1896
1964
Temple Gasworks
Nth Brt
193(g)
1
1892
~1968
Tewkesbury (Mythe)
T&M
418
2
1864
1963
Thackley Old
L&B
1496
1
1845
1968
Thackley Road
GN
36(g)
2
1874
1968
The Steep (Top)
CCC
51(g)
1
1841
1957
Thomas Lane
CLC
87(g)
2
1879
1975
Thorneywood
Not Sub
408
2
1889
1951
Thorneywood Brickworks
Not Sub
118
1
1889
1960s
Thorneywood Brickworks Tunnel was on a privately-owned spur into Nottingham Patent Brickworks.
Throstles Nest No.3
Mid/CLC
116
2
1880
1988
Throstle Nest No.3 Tunnel was originally ~221yds before being partly opened out.
Throstles Nest No.3A
Mid/CLC
92
2
1880
1988
Thrutch
L&Y
592
1
1880
1966
Thurgoland New
LNE/BR
339(g)
1
1948
1983
Thurgoland Old (Old Huthwaite)
SA&M
315
2
1845
1983
Thurland Street
GC
102(g)
2
1898
1968
Thurnby (Ingarsby)
GN/LNW
516
2
1882
1964
Tidenham (Dennel Hill)
Wye
1188
1
1876
1986
Tidenham Tunnel was proposed for reopening as part of Sustrans' Connect2 project.
Tintern
Wye
182
1
1876
1964
Tintern Tunnel was proposed for reopening as part of Sustrans' Connect2 project.
Tipton Road
Sth Stf
57(g)
1
~1867?
~1967
Tiviot Dale
CLC
225
2
1865
1980
Toft
E&M
330
2
1893
1959
Toldish
Tref
534(g)
1
1849
1874
Tongwynlais
Card
180
2
1909
1952
Tootle Height
P&L
~56
1
1839
1944
Torpantau (Beacon)
B&MTJ
667
1
1863
1964
Torrington
Mar
34(g)
1
1880
1925
Torwoodlee
Nth Brt
69
2
1849
1969
Torwoodlee Tunnel regained its operational status in June 2015 when the Borders Railway was commissioned.
Trafalgar Colliery
Traf
~130
1
~1860
1925?
Trafalgar Street
G&A
418(g)
2
1869
1991
Tregarth No.1
LNW
27
1
1884
1963
Tregarth No.2
LNW
297
1
1884
1963
Trelill (Delabole)
Nth Crn
354
1
1895
1966
Trinity (East Trinity Road)
EL&N
146
2
1842
1986?
Turnchapel (Boringdon Rd)
LSW
50(g)
1
1897
1961
Turner Lane (Lordsfield Ave)
OA&GB
53
2
1861
1967
Tyler Hill
C&W
828
1
1830
1953
Tyler Hill Tunnel suffered a collapse in 1974, causing damage to nearby buildings.
Tynygraig (Caradog Falls)
M&M
86
1
1867
1964
Tytherington
Mid
224
1
1872
2012
The line through Tytherington Tunnel was mothballed after the adjacent quarry closed in 2012.

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