The contractor refurbishing the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels has gone into administration. While we are committed to finishing this important project, this unfortunate development will inevitably delay the completion date.
We are reviewing our contractual arrangements and will make a further announcement as soon as we are able to.
We expect the tunnels to remain closed until late 2015/early 2016.
In the meantime, the shuttle bus and Night Service which enable pedestrians and cyclists to use this vital river crossing will continue until the tunnels are reopened.
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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 »