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North Queensferry Tunnel


(Ferryhills Tunnel)

A railway tunnel on the East Coast Main Line which sits in a deep cutting through the Ferry Hills in S Fife, the North Queensferry (or Ferryhills) Tunnel opened in 1890 as part of the northern approach to the Forth Bridge. Lying a quarter-mile (0.4 km) north of North Queensferry, it extends to 520m / 1706 feet. It is suggested that this tunnel was originally built as a cutting, with the roof added later possibly because of ongoing rock falls, or to reduce smoke and noise.


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