Malta Railway

Mdina to Mtarfa

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The tunnel entrance at Notabile is partially buried and is generally not accessible.

In 1900 the line was extended under Mdina through a 770 yds tunnel. During the excavation of the tunnel bands of clay in the limestone severely slowed progress. Furthermore to overcome the shrinkage of the clay parts of the tunnel had to be lined with masonry. Ventilation of the tunnel was provided by 8 square ventilation shafts. Museum station is sited approximately 100 yds. from the tunnel exit. The tunnel provides a perfect environment for the cultivation of mushrooms.