AlpTransit is a Swiss project aimed to build faster north-south rail tracks across the Swiss Alps by piercing base tunnels several hundred meters below the level of the current tunnels. Because of security reasons all tunnels consist of two single tunnels side by side that are connected about every 250 meters with cross cuts - thus the other tunnel can be used as a rescue gallery. ...more on Wikipedia about "AlpTransit"
The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel is a tunnel through Maynard Mountain near Whittier, Alaska and part of the Portage Glacier Highway. At 13,300 feet (4,050 m), it is the longest highway tunnel and longest combined rail and highway tunnel in North America. It was a 2001 recipient of an Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel"
The Aylsham Bypass Tunnel is the only railway tunnel in Norfolk, England currently open to trains. It carries the narrow gauge Bure Valley Railway under the Aylsham Bypass. The former Norfolk & Suffolk Joint Railway tunnel at Cromer is disused. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aylsham Bypass Tunnel"
Blue Ridge Tunnel was the longest of 4 tunnels built on the Blue Ridge Railroad to cross the Blue Ridge Mountain range at Rockfish Gap near Afton Mountain in Central Virginia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Blue Ridge Tunnel"
Bradway Tunnel, 2027 yards long, was built in 1870 about 1 mile north of Dronfield, in Derbyshire. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bradway Tunnel"
The Brockville Tunnel was Canada's first railway tunnel and is located beneath the city of Brockville, Ontario. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brockville Tunnel"
Broomhouse Tunnel, was built on the Midland Main Line between Chesterfield and Sheffield, in 1870 when the Midland Railway built what is known to railwaymen as the "New Road" diverting from the "Old Road" built by the North Midland Railway which bypassed Sheffield due to the gradients involved. ...more on Wikipedia about "Broomhouse Tunnel"
The Cascade Tunnel is a 7.8 mile (12.5 km) long railroad tunnel at Stevens Pass through the Cascade Mountains approximately 65 miles to the east of Everett, Washington. It is the longest tunnel in the United States. It was built by the Great Northern Railway in 1929 at a lower elevation than the original, 2.6 mile (4.2 km) tunnel which had suffered problems with fumes, itself built to avoid problems caused by heavy winter snowfalls on the original line which had 8 Zig Zags ( switchbacks). It is currently part of the BNSF railroad system on their mainline between Seattle and Spokane. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cascade Tunnel"
The Atlantic Avenue Tunnel (or Cobble Hill Tunnel of the Long Island Rail Road) is an abandoned railroad tunnel beneath Atlantic Avenue in downtown Brooklyn, New York. When open, it ran for about 2750 feet (830 m) between Hicks Street and Boerum Place. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cobble Hill Tunnel"
Connaught Tunnel, in the Selkirk Mountains under Rogers Pass on the Canadian Pacific Railway main line between Calgary, Alberta, and Revelstoke, British Columbia, at 5.022 miles (8.082 km) long was the longest railway tunnel in North America. Dug under Mount Macdonald (9492 feet or 2893 m) to ease growing traffic experienced between 1910 and 1913, it replaced the dangerous Rogers Pass route. It was named for the Governor General of Canada, The Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught. ...more on Wikipedia about "Connaught Tunnel"
The Eastern Harbour Crossing (Chinese: 東區海底隧道), abreviated as "EHC" (Chinese abbreviation: 東隧) is a tunnel in Hong Kong. It is a combined road and MTR rail link under Victoria Harbour between Quarry Bay in Hong Kong Island and Cha Kwo Ling in Kowloon. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eastern Harbour Tunnel"
The Flathead Tunnel is a 7-mile (11 km) long railroad tunnel through the Rocky Mountains approximately 42 miles (67 km) to the west of Whitefish, Montana. It is the second longest tunnel in the United States and the seventh longest railroad tunnel in the world. The construction of Libby Dam required the relocation of 60 miles of the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks and the building of a new tunnel which opened in 1970. The east portal has a door that can be closed and fans to ventilate the tunnel. It is currently part of the BNSF railroad system and used by Amtrak's Empire Builder train. ...more on Wikipedia about "Flathead Tunnel"
The Gotthard Base Tunnel is a railway tunnel under construction in Switzerland. With a planned length of 57 km and a total of 153.5 km of tunnels, shafts and passages planned, it will be the longest railway tunnel in the world upon completion, ahead of the current longest, the Seikan Tunnel. The project is designed to feature two separate tunnels containing one track each. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gotthard Base Tunnel"
The first Gotthard Tunnel, a 15 km long railway tunnel, connects Göschenen and Airolo through the Swiss Alps. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gotthard Rail Tunnel"
The Hoosac Tunnel (also called Hoosic or Hoosick Tunnel) is a 4.75-mile-long (7.64 km) railroad tunnel through the Hoosac Range, which is an extension of Vermont's Green Mountains. The tunnel's east portal is in Florida, Massachusetts ( ), the west portal is in North Adams, Massachusetts ( ) . Work began in 1851 and was finally completed in 1875. At the time of completion, it was the second longest tunnel in the world (after the 8.5-mile-long (13.7 km) Mont Cenis Tunnel through the Swiss Alps). It was the longest tunnel in North America until the completion of the Moffat Tunnel in 1928, and remains the longest transportation tunnel east of the Rocky Mountains. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hoosac Tunnel"
Rathole tunnels are railway tunnels where fumes from locomotives make passage through the tunnel unpleasant. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of rathole tunnels"
The Lötschberg Base Tunnel is a 34.6 km long tunnel currently being constructed, cutting through the Alps of Switzerland some 400 m below the level of the current Lötschberg Tunnel. The tunnel runs between Mitholz and Ferden. Breakthrough was made in April 2005, and completion and operation are expected by the end of 2007. When completed, it will be the longest land tunnel in the world and will accommodate both passenger and freight trains. Built to ease truck traffic on Swiss roads, this tunnel will allow trucks to be loaded onto trains in Germany, pass through Switzerland on rail, and be unloaded in Italy. It also cuts down travel time for German tourists headed to Swiss ski resorts. The total cost (including an $840 million cost overrun) has come to 3.5 billion dollars. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lötschberg Base Tunnel"
The Lötschberg Tunnel is a 14.6 km long railway tunnel cutting through the Alps of Switzerland. Its ends are at the towns of Kandersteg in the Canton of Bern and Goppenstein in the Canton of Valais. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lötschberg Tunnel"
Marmaray is the name for a project to link the European and Anatolian halves of Istanbul by an undersea rail tunnel across the Bosphorus strait. The name "Marmaray" (Marmara Rail) comes from combining the Sea of Marmara, which lies just south of the project site, while "ray" is Turkish for "rail". ...more on Wikipedia about "Marmaray"
The Michigan Central Railway Tunnel is a railroad tunnel under the Detroit River connecting Detroit, Michigan, USA with Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It was built by the Detroit River Tunnel Company for the Canada Southern Railway, leased by the Michigan Central Railroad and owned by the New York Central Railroad. The tunnel opened in 1910 and is still in use today by the Canadian Pacific Railway. ...more on Wikipedia about "Michigan Central Railway Tunnel"
Milford Tunnel in Derbyshire is a twin track railway tunnel on the Midland Main Line which runs under under a hill called the Chevin between Duffield and Belper. It was built in 1840 by the Stephensons for the North Midland Railway. ...more on Wikipedia about "Milford Tunnel"
The Mount Macdonald Tunnel, located in the vicinity of Rogers Pass in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, is a railway tunnel constructed through Mount Macdonald by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Mount Macdonald tunnel supplements the nearby Connaught Tunnel that the CPR opened in 1911. Construction commenced in 1984, and the first revenue train passed through in 1988. At 14.7 km, the Mount Macdonald tunnel is the longest railway tunnel in the Americas. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mount Macdonald Tunnel"
The Mount Royal Tunnel is a Canadian railway tunnel located in Montreal, Quebec. It connects the city's downtown Central Station with the north side of the Island of Montreal and Laval, passing through Mount Royal. The only trains using the tunnel are commuter trains from AMT's, Deux-Montagnes service ...more on Wikipedia about "Mount Royal Tunnel"
(Oslotunnelen) Oslotunnellen or the Oslo Tunnel is a railway tunnel which runs between Skøyen in western Oslo and Oslo Sentralstasjon on the east side of the Oslo downtown area. The tunnel was opened May 30 1980 , connecting the eastern and western railway lines in Oslo. Within the tunnel is the underground Nationaltheateret station. ...more on Wikipedia about "Oslotunnelen"
The Seikan Tunnel (青函トンネル Seikan Tonneru or 青函隧道 Seikan Zuidō) is currently the longest railway tunnel in the world, at 53.9 km (33.49 miles), and will be until the new Gotthard Base Tunnel ( Switzerland) with 57 km (36 miles) is opened. The Seikan Tunnel is slightly longer than the Channel Tunnel and contains a 23.3 km (14.5 mile) portion under the seabed. It connects Aomori Prefecture on the Japanese island of Honshu and the island of Hokkaido, as part of the Japan Railway Kaikyo Line. ...more on Wikipedia about "Seikan Tunnel" shortopedia - now! shortopedia
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