The historic Grade II-listed Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels are currently closed for refurbishment and are expected to re-open in August 2014.
During the closure, the Tyne & Wear Integrated Transport Authority is 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
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 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: Due to an incident this morning near the pedestrian and cyclist tunnels the Shuttle bus service may not be running to schedule. We are aiming to be back to timetable as soon as possible. We apologies for any inconvenience caused.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 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 hereRead more »