Torwoodlee Tunnel

Location type


Names and dates

Torwoodlee Tunnel (1849-1969)
Torwoodlee Tunnel (2015-)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway).


This single bore double track tunnel currently carries a single track. The line was closed between 1969 and 2015 when the single line was restored. At either end of the tunnel are bridges, Torwoodlee North Viaduct and Torwoodlee South Viaduct. The tunnel is on the east bank of the Gala Water close to the A9 as it leaves Galashiels to run north. A loop of the previous incarnation of the road passes close to the tunnel.


Tunnel 08/02/2020


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