Q. Who was the Engineer of the Tunnel? A. An Engineer by the name of Sydney William Yockney was appointed to bore the Tunnel. Yockney a prodigy of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He began the Bore from both ends at the same time and they met in the middle about an inch apart!
Q. "How long did the Tunnel take to bore"? A The Tunnel took around 6 to 7 years to complete and finally opened in 1890.
Q. How long is the Tunnel? A. The tunnel is 3,443 Yards long. 77 Yards short of 2 Miles.
Q. Were anyone killed in it's construction? A. Yes. 7 men were killed, from dying through explosions, to Blood Poisoning.
Q. Why was it constructed? A. It was constructed to transport coal to Port Talbot and Swansea Dock for Shipping all over the world.
Q. Who are the Rhondda Tunnel Society? A. The 'Rhondda Tunnel Society' was formed in the autumn of 2014. Initially, 19 locals gathered in the R.A.F.A. Club in Treorchy with regards to moving the commemorative Stone to Treherbert Station. It was then that it was realised the support for re-opening the Tunnel was huge.