The World's Railway Tunnels, 10 000 m - 5 000 m
Country Tunnel Length Date of opening Line / Notes
USA Moffat 9 996 m 02.1928 James Peak, Colorado. Denver - Salt Lake City
Korea Sangchon 9 975 m   Seoul - Pusan line
Japan Ichinoseki 9 730 m 23.06.1982 T˘hoku Shinkansen
Japan Shimizu 9 702 m 01.09.1931 North bound Shin-shimizu
Switzerland Thalwil I 9 422 m 01.06.2003 Zimmerberg-Base (Line ZŘrich- Gotthard)
China Mihualing 9 392 m 1996 Longest single track tunnel in China
Germany Katzenberg 9 385 m 2011 Karlsruhe - Basel, 2 single track tubes. Breakthrough for "Marion R÷hre" on 20.09.07 and "Inken R÷hre" on 01.10.07.
Italy Orte 9 317 m 29.04.1980 Roma - Firenze
Italy Zuc del Bor 9 270 m 11.07.1995 Udine - Tarvisio - Austria
Italy Monte Bibele 9 243 m 05.12.2008 Bologna - Firenze
Japan Nabetateyama 9 130 m 22.03.1997 Hokuetsu Express Railway
Spain San Pedro 9 105 m 23.12.2007 Madrid - Valladolid high speed line.
China Jindong 9 108 m 28.06.2003 Yuhuai railway, Hunan province
Norway Kvineshei 9 065 m 01.01.1944 Oslo - Stavanger, S°rlandsbanen
Canada Table 9 013 m 11.1983 On the Tumbler Ridge Branch of the former BC Rail. Closed in 2003.
Greece Kallidromo 9 000 m 200? South of Thermopylai
Japan Bingo 8 900 m 10.03.1975 San'y˘ Shinkansen
New Zealand Kaimai 8 879 m 1980 East Coast Main Trunk Line
New Zealand Rimutaka 8 798 m 1955 Between Wellington and Wairarapa
Germany Stuttgarter S-bahn 7 788 m   Stuttgart - Flughafen
Japan Kintaichi 8 725 m 01.12.2002 T˘huku Shinkansen
Brazil TunelŃo 8 645 m 05.1989 The longest tunnel in South America.On the steel railroad line (Ferrovia do Ašo)
Japan Uonuma 8 625 m 15.11.1982 J˘etsu Shinkansen
Switzerland Ricken 8 603 m 03.10.1910 ZŘrich - St. Gallen
Sweden Hallandsňs 8 600 m 2015 Vństkustbanan, ─ngelholm - Bňstad, 2 tubes. Stopped in 1997. Restarted 2004
Switzerland Grenchenberg 8 578 m 01.10.1915 Bern - Basel
New Zealand Otira 8 566 m 1923 Southern Alps between Arthurs Pass and Otira
Austria Tauern 8 551 m 07.07.1909  
Japan Fukuoka 8 488 m 10.03.1975 San'y˘ Shinkansen
China Jundushan 8 460 m 1987 Datong - Qinhuangdao line
Norway HŠgebostad 8 474 m 01.01.1944 Oslo - Stavanger, S°rlandsbanen
Germany Ble▀berg 8 314 m   Erfurt - NŘrnberg
Japan Akima 8 295 m 01.10.1997 Hokuriku Shinkansen
Italy Ronco 8 291 m 05.04.1889 Milano - GŔnova
Japan Sannohe 8 250 m 01.12.2002 T˘hoku Shinkansen
China Yuntaishan 8 145 m 1991 Houma - Yueshan line
Spain Perthus 8 141 m 2007 - 10 TGV Perpignan - Barcelona (France - Spain)
Switzerland Hauenstein Base 8 134 m 08.01.1916 Basel - Olten
Italy Monte Berici (Monte Guaino) 8 100 m 2006 Milano - Venezia
France-Italy Tenda 8 099 m 30.10.1928 Tenda line
Canada Connaught 8 082 m 13.12.1916 Rogers pass, Glacier (Mount Mac Donald)
Norway Trollkona 8 043 m 01.01.1987 Voss - Bergen, Bergensbanen
Italy Malborghetto 8 039 m 07.1999 Udine - Tarvisio - Austria
Denmark StorebŠlt 8 024 m 1997 Subsea tunnel
Italy Taggia 8 000 m 2001 GŔnova - Ventimiglia
Austria - Slovenia Karawanken 7 976 m 01.10.1906 Karawanken line
Italy Borgallo 7 972 m 01.08.1894 "Pontremolese" Parma - La Spezia
Japan K˘be 7 970 m 15.03.1972 San'y˘ Shinkansen
Japan Shin-tanna 7 959 m 01.10.1964 T˘kaid˘ Shinkansen
France - Spain Somport 7 875 m 18.07.1928 Pau (France) - Zaragoza
Italy Passante 7 870 m   Milano, 6 km opened since 1998
Italy Santo Stefano 7 856 m 27.09.2001 Genova - Ventimiglia - Nice (F)
Japan Tanna 7 841 m 01.12.1934 Old T˘kaid˘ line between Atami and Kannami.
France Marseille 7 834 m 06.2001 TGV MÚditerranÚe
Germany Euerwang 7 720 m 13.05.2006 NŘrnberg - Ingolstadt
Norway Ulriken 7 670 m 01.08.1964 Voss - Bergen, Bergensbanen
USA Hoosac 7 645 m 1876 Boston - Troy, Berkshire mountain range, Massachusetts
Japan Hosaka 7 588 m 10.03.1975 San'y˘ Shinkansen
Italy Monte Lupacino 7 571 m 14.03.1959 La Spezia - Lucca
Italy Mont'Orso 7 561 m 1927 Roma - Napoli
United Kingdom Stratford east 7 555 m 2007 Channel tunnel link, London. 04.09.
Italy Fleres 7 431 m 7.03.2000 = Pflersch in German
Germany Silberberg 7 391 m   Erfurt - NŘrnberg
Italy Castiglione 7 390 m 14.12.1977 Roma - Firenze
Germany Dietershan 7 375 m 02.06.1991 Kassel - Fulda
Taiwan Mount Pagua 7 360 m 2005 Taipei - Kaohsiung
Italy Vivola 7 355 m 1927 Roma - Napoli
Spain Sants - Sagrera >7 300 m 12.2004? Cross Barcelona tunnel for high speed line. (7.3 km is the bored section)
Japan Tsukiyono 7 295 m 15.11.1982 J˘etsu Shinkansen
Germany IrlahŘll 7 260 m 13.05.2006 NŘrnberg - Ingolstadt
China Fenhuiguan 7 228 m 1997  
Italy Monte Olimpino 2 7 207 m 19.06.1990 Freight/express bypass of Como, ending at CH border
Japan Hokushin 7 179 m 02.04.1988 Hokushin Express Railway
Nederland Groene Hart 7 156 m 2007 TGV Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Antwerpen. Single tube.Using the largest tunnel boring machine in the world. Diameter: 14.87 m
Italy Monte Adone 7 135 m 21.04.1934 "Direttýssima" Bologna - Firenze
Spain AbdalajÝs  7 070 m 23.12.2007 Cˇrdoba - Mßlaga high speed line. 2 tubes
Macedonia Bucovic 7 047 m 1967  
China Yimaling 7 032 m 1969  
Japan Nasu 7 030 m 23.06.1982 T˘hoku Shinkansen
Italy Serena 7 014 m   Parma - La spezia
UK, England - Wales Severn 7 008 m 01.09.1886 Subsea tunnel, double track
Venezuela Tazon 7 000 m 2003 Caracas south - Cua
Spain Atocha - ChamartÝn I ~7 000 m   Cross Madrid mixed traffic tunnel
Japan Tagami 6 995 m 13.03.2004 Kyűshű Shinkansen
Spain Enga˝a 6 976 m No! Abandoned in 1959 and never opened
Italy Camporosso 6 905 m 16.01.2001 Udine - Tarvisio - Austria (Faked opening: 26.11.2000)
France Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 6 874 m 1937 "Longest in France". Closed in 1973. Road tunnel since 1976.
Japan Mimakigahara 6 984 m 01.10.1997 Hokuriku Shinkansen
Japan Shin-kinmeiji 6 822 m 10.03.1975 San'y˘ Shinkansen
Germany Freudenstein 6 800 m 02.06.1991 Mannheim - Stuttgart
Italy Vasto 6 833 m 1993 Ancona - Bari
Japan T˘ky˘ 6 810 m 10.03.1975 T˘kaid˘, north bound 6 805 m
Italy Colli Albani 6 625 m 2006 Roma - Napoli
Japan ďhirayama 6 640 m 10.03.1975 San'y˘ Shinkansen
Japan Itsukaichi 6 585 m 10.03.1975 San'y˘ Shinkansen
Japan Masaki 6 532 m 01.04.1984 Sanriku Railway Kita-riasu
India Karbude 6 506 m 1998 Konkan Railway (longest tunnel in India)
Russia Amur 6 500 m 1942 Baikal - Amur line, sub river
Austria Sieberg 6 479 m 31.08.2001 Haag - St. Valentin
Japan Haneda 6 472 m 01.10.1973 T˘kaid˘
Taiwan Linkou 6 456 m 2005 Taipei - Kaohsiung
Italy Turchino 6 448 m 18.06.1894 GŔnova - Asti
Italy Marianopoli 6 422 m 08.1885 Longest in Sicilia
China Sipujian 6 407 m   Under construction
China Shamalada 6 383 m 1966  
Japan Rokujűrigoe 6 359 m 29.08.1971 Tadami
China Bapanling 6 340 m 1993  
Slovenia Bohinj (Podbrdo) 6 339 m 01.10.1906 Jesenice - Gorizia (Italy)
Switzerland Grauholz 6 294 m 28.05.1995 Olten - Bern
Nederland Sophiaspoor 6 215 m 16.06.2007 Betuwe line Rotterdam - Europort, 2 tubes
Japan Yakushit˘ge 6 199 m 22.03.1997 Hokuetsu Express Railway
China Pingxingguan 6 188 m 1971  
China Guancunba 6 187 m 1966  
Japan Nagasaki 6 173 m 02.10.1972 Nagasaki
Serbia-Montenegogro Sozina 6 171 m 1976 Belgrade - Bar
Serbia-Montenego Zlatibor 6 169 m 1976 Belgrade - Bar
Japan Ichinose 6 165 m 01.10.1997 Hokuriku Shinkansen
China Kuixian 6 152 m 1978  
Japan Hattabara 6 123 m 20.04.1989 Fukuen
Italy "Passante Bologna" 6 110 m 2007 Milano - Bologna
France - Switzerland Mont d'Or 6 097 m 16.05.1915 Line Dijon (F) - Lausanne (CH)
Norway Hananipa 6 096 m 01.01.1971 Voss - Bergen, Bergensbanen
Italy Francica 6 093 m 1971 Napoli - Reggio di Calabria
Japan Usuit˘ge 6 092 m 01.10.1997 Hokuriku Shinkansen
Japan Urasa 6 087 m 15.11.1982 J˘etsu Shinkansen
China Nanling 6 061 m 1987  
Japan Yoshio 6 040 m 13.03.2004 Kyűshű Shinkansen
South Africa Cedara Railway 6 024 m 1956 Natal main line Boughton - Cedara. 2 separate tunnels some 70 m apart. The up line was opened in 1959
Japan Inuyose 6 012 m 03.03.1986 Yosan
Italy Signa - Montelupo 6 000 m 12.2003 Cutoff on Firenze - Pisa line
Nederland Ringvaart 6 000 m 2005 TGV Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Antwerpen
Sweden City 6 000 m 04.12.2010 Part of a 17 km connection link between Malm÷ C and the Íresund Bridge, 2 tubes. 
Sweden Citybanan 6 000 m 2017 Stockholm south - Tomteboda with 2 new stations; City and Odenplan. Start of work 01.2009
Japan Enrei 5 994 m 05.07.1983 Chű˘
Sweden Namntallh÷jden 5 985 m 2010 Botniabanan, Kramfors - Írnsk÷ldsvik. Start of work: 11.2003
France Col de Braus 5 983 m 30.09.1928 Tenda line (Nice - Sospel)
Japan Koi 5 960 m 10.03.1975 San'y˘ Shinkansen
Canada Wolverine 5 955 m 11.1983 On the Tumbler Ridge Branch of the former BC Rail. Closed in 2003.
Spain Padornelo 5 949 m 08.09.1958 Linea de Sierra de la Culebra
Belgia Soumagne 5 940 m 2005 TGV Liege - K÷ln
Japan Tsugaru 5 880 m 13.03.1988 Kaiky˘
Switzerland Albula 5 865 m 01.07.1903 Chur - St. Moritz
China Hongqi 5 848 m 1975  
Japan Shin-noborikawa 5 825 m 01.10.1981 Sekish˘
Germany Berlin S-bahn 5 800 m   Berlin - Gesundbrunnen
Japan Shin-karikachi 5 790 m 29.09.1966 Nemuro
Japan Yaehara 5 718 m 01.10.1997 Hokuriku Shinkansen
Norway Gyland 5 717 m 01.01.1944 Stavanger - Oslo, S÷rlandsbanen
Italy San Oreste 5 710 m 14.12.1976 Roma - Firenze
Japan Noborikawa 5 700 m 01.10.1981 Sekish˘
United Kingdom Totley 5 696 m    
Japan Jűnidan 5 674 m 01.04.1989 Akita Nairiku Jűkan Railway
Japan Shin-aoyama 5 652 m 22.11.1975 Kintetsu Railway ďsaka
Italy San Leopoldo 5 602 m 07.1999 Udine - Tarvisio - Austria
Italy Gravere 5 600 m   Frejus line
Japan Kiyosato 5 595 m 20.03.1991 Nemuro
Japan Shitozaka 5 592 m 03.12.1994 Chizu express Company
China Pengmoshan 5 592 m 1973  
Japan Tonda 5 543 m 10.03.1975 San'y˘ Shinkansen
Germany MŘhlberg 5 528 m 29.05.1988 Fulda - WŘrzburg
Italy Capo Noli 5 500 m   GŔnova - Nice (F)
Japan Kosugi 5 484 m 01.03.1976 Musashino
Austria Galgenberg 5 462 m 24.05.1998 Leoben - St. Michael
France Puymorens 5 410 m 21.07.1929 Toulouse - Barcelona
Japan ďno 5 389 m 10.03.1975 San'y˘ Shinkansen
Italy Monte Massico 5 377 m 1927 Roma - Napoli
Germany Hainrode 5 370 m 02.06.1991 Kassel - Fulda
Germany Pfingstberg 5 362 m 31.05.1987 Mannheim - Stuttgart
Japan Senzan 5 361 m 10.11.1937 Senzan
Switzerland Adler 5 345 m 04.12.2000 Basel - Olten
Italy Peloretana 5 345 m   Messina - Palermo (on the old line)
Italy Puin 5 345 m   Milano - GŔnova
China Dabashan 5 334 m 1973  
Norway Gravehalsen 5 311 m 01.01.1908 Bergen - Oslo, Bergensbanen
Japan Takehara 5 305 m 10.03.1975 San'y˘ Shinkansen
Japan Arashima 5 251 m 15.12.1972 Etsumi-hoku
Japan Kusaki 5 242 m 27.06.1973 Watarase-keikoku Railway
China Liupanshan 5 240 m 1994  
China Wudangshan 5 226 m 1973  
Germany Rauheberg 5 210 m 02.06.1991 G÷ttingen - Kassel
Japan Omoto 5 174 m 01.04.1984 Sanriku Railway Kita-riasu
Japan Shin-fukasaka 5 173 m 09.08.1965 Hokuriku (South bound Fukasaka)
Japan Fukasaka 5 170 m 01.10.1957 Hokuriku (North bound Shin-Fukasaka)
Japan Nang˘san? 5 170 m 01.10.1964 T˘kaid˘ Shinkansen
Sweden Bj÷rnb÷lesh÷jden 5 160 m 2010 Botniabanan, Kramfors - Írnsk÷ldsvik. Start of work: 11.2003
Italy Biassa II 5 146 m 1864 La Spezia - GŔnova
China Pingguan 5 140 m 1970  
Nederland Schipol 5 140 m 1986 Amsterdam - The Hague
Japan Iwakuni 5 132 m 10.03.1975 San'y˘ Shinkansen
Serbia- Montenegro Trebesica 5 122 m 1976 Belgrade - Bar
Japan Shin-tsunaki 5 120 m 13.03.2004 Kyűshű Shinkansen
Nederland Schipol extension 5 100 m 05.2001 Amsterdam - The Hague
Austria Kaponig 5 094 m 15.11.1999  
Japan Hijirigaoka 5 084 m 01.10.1997 Tosa Kuroshio Railway
Sweden Arlanda 5 083 m 10.01.2000 Arlandabanan, Arlanda airport. For long-distance trains, 2 tracks
Bulgaria Kosnitza 5 081 m 1952 Sofia - Burgas
Japan ďhara 5 063 m 11.11.1955 ╬da
China Baijawan 5 058 m 1986  
Japan Otowayama 5 045 m 01.10.1964 T˘kaid˘ Shinkansen
Germany Frankfurter S-bahn 5 000 m   Porz - Wahn
The World's Railway tunnels > 10 000 m 5 000 m - 3000 m 3 000 m - 2 000 m
Railway tunnels in Europe 2 000 m - 1 500 m 1 500 m - 1 250 m 1 250 m - 1 000 m
New Railway tunnel Projects > 5 000 m   TOP

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