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tunnels under cardiff

I've heard about a few over the years.

There was apparently a subway that ran from cardiff to penarth that was closed in the 60s.
A BT owned tunnel that spans most of the city centre, and various old tunels about the castle.

Does anyone know if any of the above are still down there? and whether any of them could be opened up for any practical purpose?

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The Ferry Road subway could still be there, albeit flooded - but the location duplicates Pont y Werin. Most of the Glamorganshire Canal "hole" under Queen Street was filled in but the setion under Kingsway is in use as a subway. The Stadium House cable tunnel is still in use by BT. I believe it runs from Castle Street to Fitzhamon Embankment. There are none others that I can think of in the city centre.

I think the tunnels from Cardiff Castle to various places (everywhere from Castell Coch to City Hall) belong in the 'urban myth' category.

The "urban exploration" forum's section on Cardiff has some good reads on the city's hidden places.

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Somebody once told me there is a tunnel that runs (used to run?) from near the Heath Hospital to somewhere near the city centre - and apparently the nub of the entrance near the Heath is still visible just off a footpath by the Gabalfa Flyover - I'd link you on Google maps but I can't quite find it myself (vague I know!).

There's definitely a tunnel running under Castle street!

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There's a massive service tunnel running under Heath Hospital (roughly from A&E to the boiler house at the eastern end) - was even used as a set in an episode of Dr. Who.

No tunnel that runs to the city centre that I know of though.

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When a city has a subterranean transport network it is on its way to becoming a sustainable metropolis. You dig?

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yes ther are tunnells under cardif they belong to bt 1 runs from maryann st to fitshamon embankment fromthere to the castle castle to wesgate st the bt building contains 2shaftsits not big enough for a train thogh lol i no i worked in them under compressedair its another world down there