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Historic Glenfield Tunnel opens

One of the world's first steam train tunnels, which runs beneath the streets of Leicester, is being opened up to the public to explore. The Glenfield Tunnel was built between 1829 and 1832.

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Archive shots of tunnel released at reopening event

Images of a railway tunnel built almost 200 years ago have gone on show as part of its grand reopening.

The mile-long Glenfield Tunnel, which runs beneath Leicester, has been restored thanks to a £500,000 project to make it safe for the public again.

The tunnel at Glenfield when it first opened Credit: ITV News Central

The first guided tour of visitors was taken into the historic tunnel today.

Construction of the tunnel began in 1829. It was originally used to transport coal along the now-defunct Leicester to Swannington Railway, but fell into disrepair after closing in 1966.

The view out of Glenfield Tunnel when it first opened Credit: ITV News Central

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