Railway Tunnels in United Kingdom > 2 000 m
Tunnel Length Date of
opening
Line, section
Channel tunnel 50 450 m 06.05.1994 Subsea tunnel (England - France)
Stratford west 10 105 m 04.09.2007 Channel tunnel link, London
Stratford east 7 555 m 04.09.2007 Channel tunnel link, London
Severn 7 008 m 01.09.1886 Subsea tunnel (England - Wales), double track
Totley 5 696 m    
Woodhead new 4 888 m 1953 Manchester - Sheffield, abandoned
Standedge 4 886 m 1849 London - Northwestern
Woodhead old I 4 848 m 22.12.1845 Manchester - Sheffield, abandoned
Woodhead old II 4 840 m 02.02.1852 Manchester - Sheffield, abandoned
Chipping Sodbury 4 063 m    
Thames 3 554 m   Twin tube
Disley 3 534 m    
Festiniog 3 523 m    
Branhope 3 438 m    
Cowburn 3 384 m    
North Downs 3 168 m 10.2003 Channel Tunnel Rail-link
Rhondda 3 160 m    
Box 2 939 m 1841 Box - Corsham
Dove - Holes 2 729 m 1865 Derbyshire, only goods traffic
Summit 2 600 m    
Victoria 2 475 m 1849 Liverpoool, abandoned
Blea Moor 2 404 m 01.05.1876  Leeds - Carlisle
Kilsby 2 218 m 1838 London - Birmingham
Wapping 2 030 m 1803 Liverpoool, abandoned
Clayton 2 000 m   London - Brighton
River Mersey ? 1888 Birkenhead - Liverpool, subaqueous, 2 lines

Note:
Underground tunnels are not listed in this page.
The London Underground Northern Line tunnel was until 1988
the longest continuous railway tunnel in the world
at 17 miles 528 yds (27 842 m).

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