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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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Visitors walk into darkness at now-defunct train tunnel

Visitors to Leicester's Glenfield Tunnel have walked into the darkness of the historic structure.

The tunnel, built in the early 1800s, was originally used to transport coal but fell into disrepair after being shut down in 1966.

View down the Glenfield Tunnel Credit: ITV News Central

After hundreds of thousands of pounds was ploughed into making it safe for the public, visitors are now being given a guided tour of the tunnel.

Visitors see into the historic tunnel Credit: ITV News Central

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