The Camden Rat Hole – London Underground Tunnel

Camden Rat Hole London Underground Tunnel

The Camden Rat Hole is a service tunnel, forming part of the London Underground and was used as an empty carriage line.

Visited April 2014 London, UK Disused

Brief History of the Camden Service Tunnel

The Camden Service Tunnel, often called the Camden Rat Hole served as an empty carriage line between Willesden and Euston. It runs from south of Primrose Hill to where it connected to the Broad Street line, hidden beneath mainline tracks that run directly above. The distinctive sound of trains running overhead can be heard while inside the tunnel – it always amazes me how much can be heard while deep under the streets of London.

 

Camden Rat Hole - Selfie on the track
Camden Rat Hole – Selfie on the track
Camden Rat Hole - Track disappearing into the tunnel
Camden Rat Hole – Track disappearing into the tunnel
Camden Rat Hole - Rings around the tunnel
Camden Rat Hole – Rings around the tunnel
Camden Rat Hole - Central view down the tunnel
Camden Rat Hole – Central view down the tunnel
Camden Rat Hole - Light at the end of the tunnel
Camden Rat Hole – Light at the end of the tunnel
Camden Rat Hole - Exploring the darkness
Camden Rat Hole – Exploring the darkness

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