Thornton Tunnel

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The Thornton Tunnel is a freight railway tunnel in Burnaby, British Columbia, running under the Willingdon Heights and Vancouver Heights neighbourhoods. [1] It was built in 1969 by Canadian National to connect Second Narrows Bridge to the main line in Willingdon, and is 3.4 km long.

In the middle of the tunnel there is a ventilation building which is disguised as a house in a residential neighbourhood. [2] It is located on the northeast corner of Frances Street and Ingleton Avenue, in Burnaby.

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