Cycle or walk under the River Tyne for free

Coronavirus EmergencyIn line with the latest Government and Public Health advice, visitors are strongly recommended to observe the following when using the Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels.

  1. ONLY USE THE TUNNELS FOR ESSENTIAL JOURNEYS.
  2. KEEP YOUR DISTANCE. Unless you are travelling with a member of your immediate family who you normally live with, ensure you keep at least 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people.
  3. PEDESTRIANS should travel DOWN to the Tunnels using the WOODEN ESCALATORS, walking in single file at least 2 metres apart.
  4. PEDESTRIANS should travel UP from the Tunnels using the VERTICAL LIFTS.
  5. CYCLISTS and those with LIMITED MOBILITY should use the VERTICAL LIFTS to travel up and down.
  6. NO MORE THAN 2 PEDESTRIANS SHOULD USE THE VERTICAL LIFTS AT ONE TIME.
  7. NO MORE THAN 1 CYCLIST SHOULD USE THE VERTICAL LIFTS AT ON TIME
  8. PEDESTRIANS passing others in the Tunnel should KEEP THEIR DISTANCE, walk in single file or in family groups of 2.
  9. AFTER USING THE TUNNELS, pedestrians and cyclists should WASH THEIR HANDS as recommended by Government guidance AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Thank you for your co-operation. Observing these rules will help save lives.

Discover the newly-restored Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels between Howdon and Jarrow.

Travel back in time to the 1950s when the Tunnels first opened, creating a vital link for thousands of Tynesiders working in the shipyards and factories along the River Tyne.

Enjoy the experience of cycling or walking under the river – without getting your feet or tyres wet! And it’s free!

Explore the attractions of North Tyneside, South Tyneside and beyond.

Keep fit. Go green.

How to contact us

Night shift workers with no other means of getting to or from work other than walking or cycling can take advantage of our dedicated Night Bus Service