The historic Grade II-listed Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels will close for refurbishment on 20 May 2013 for around 13 months.
During the closure, the Tyne & Wear Integrated Transport Authority will be providing a free timetabled shuttle bus service and, for night shift workers who are pre-registered, a night service, also be provided by tunnel operators TT2.
Contractor GB Building Solutions of Balliol Business Park, Newcastle, has been appointed to carry out the £4.9 million refurbishment which will include the replacement of two of the original escalators with inclined lifts and the replacement of the tunnels’ ageing mechanical and electrical systems.Read more »
Shuttle Bus Service
When the tunnels close, a free, timetabled replacement shuttle bus service will operate between 6am and 8pm, seven days a week, to accommodate both pedestrians and cyclists wishing to travel across the river.
The bus will have capacity for 24 passengers and 16 bikes and will run every half an hour.
Pick-up / drop-off points will be located on the South at Tyne Street, Jarrow and on the North at Tyne View Terrace, Howdon.Read more »
We can confirm that for those who rely on the tunnels to travel for work outside of the shuttle bus hours and who have no alternate means of crossing the river, a free, night service will be 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 hereRead more »