Oldham Central and Werneth Tunnels

February 2014 - Explored with Kenni and ViralEye

Oldham Central tunnel (411 metres) and Werneth tunnel (431 metres) opened in 1847 as part of Lancashire & Yorkshire Railways Oldham Loop which ran from Manchester to Rochdale and sat in between Oldham Mumps and Werneth stations.

The tunnels were taken out of use in 2009 but reopened in 2012 as part of the Metrolink extension through Oldham. This new lease of life was short as the Metrolink has now been rerouted to run through the streets of Oldham centre and the track is already being started to be removed for reuse elsewhere.

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Comments

On 12th March 2014 Gone wrote:
smart photos man, the power lines on the roof are very europe metro-esque!
On 20th June 2014 Snake Oil wrote:
thanks, they are very metrolink-esque! :D
On 1st December 2014 george wrote:
It is very sad them two tunnels have closed very sad.
On 21st July 2015 Manuman wrote:
the tunnels are not closed rather operational Metrolink tunnels!
On 23rd July 2015 Snake Oil wrote:
The Metrolink has been rerouted through the town and the track in the tunnels has been lifted so they are definitely out of use.

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