As you are probably already aware our main contractor for the works, GB Building Solutions Ltd recently went into administration, causing all works on site to cease. The North East Combined Authority is currently in negotiation with the Administrator, existing suppliers and subcontractors.
In terms of a completion date for the works, this is currently expected to be approximately twelve months from now – Summer 2016, though we must stress that until works recommence and a full works programme is agreed with all subcontractors then this target date is provisional only.
The free daytime shuttle bus services and the night services for shift workers, will continue to operate throughout the closure of the tunnels. Details of these services and updates can be found on this website – http://www.tynepedestrianandcyclisttunnels.co.uk/.
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Shuttle Bus Service
With the tunnels currently closed a free, timetabled replacement shuttle bus service is in operation between 6am and 8pm, seven days a week, to accommodate both pedestrians and cyclists wishing to travel across the river.
The bus has capacity for 24 passengers and 16 bikes and will run approximately every half an hour.
Pick-up / drop-off points are located on the South at Tyne Street, Jarrow and on the North at Tyne View Terrace, Howdon.
Please note: For spacial reasons, we cannot allow passengers with dogs to use the service.Read more »
For those who rely on the tunnels to travel for work outside of the shuttle bus hours and who have no alternative means of crossing the river, a free, night service is being provided for registered pedestrians and cyclists, with pick-ups on the South at Tyne Street, Jarrow and on the North at Tyne View Terrace, Howdon.
This service is only available to pre-registered users. For more information and to download a registration form please click here .Read more »