Sutton Tunnel

Published: 30-05-2017 photo #26972 0 comments 0 votes

Category:Railway Infrastructure    Country:England    Year:2017 Contributor:Tich & Quackers

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Sutton Tunnel is located on the Chester and Warrington railway that was opened on the 18th December 1850 by the Birkenhead, Lancashire and Cheshire Junction Railway (BLCJR). The tunnel at 1 mile 154 yards was located to the north of Frodsham, to the south of Norton and to the west of Preston Brook villages close to Sutton Weaver. Sutton Tunnel, also sometimes described as Halton Tunnel, is a single bore tunnel that has two tracks.

Shortly after the opening of the BLCJR Chester and Warrington line there was a serious accident in the Sutton Tunnel claiming the lives of nine people.

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