The Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels between Howdon and Jarrow are currently closed for refurbishment and are expected to re-open in June 2015. 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. To download a copy of the Shuttle Bus Timetable, please click here. A free, night service is also being provided for registered night shift workers with no other means of transport to cross the river outside of these hours. Pick-up and drop-off points are located on the South at Tyne Street, Jarrow and on the North at Tyne View Terrace, Howdon.
PLEASE NOTE: By applying to register with this service you agree to abide by the ‘Terms and Conditions for the Night Service for shift workers during the closure of the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels’. The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority and associates accept no responsibility for the theft, loss or damage to personal belongings during use of the Shuttle bus, trailer or night service. Bikes are carried entirely at your own risk. A copy of the Terms and Conditions can be downloaded by clicking here.
Those wishing to register their interest in this service should also review the following statements: I use the tunnels to get to and from work outside of the shuttle bus hours… I have no alternative forms of transport or different routes available to me when the tunnels are closed… If you answer yes to the two statements, then please click here to download, print and complete the registration form in full and post to us at: TPCT Night Service Tyne & Wear Integrated Transport Authority c/o TT2 Limited Tyne View Terrace Wallsend NE28 0PD Alternatively, if you would prefer to complete this form online, please click here to download a Word version of the registration form to complete and return to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Only pre-registered users will be able to use the night shift transport measures put in place. It can take up to three days for you to receive your registration card for the night service, until the card is received you will be unable to use the service.
Night service pick-up/drop-off locations
A PDF copy of the night service pick-up/drop-off locations can be downloaded by clicking here Please click the images below to see a larger version of the maps
As work continues on the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels, we would welcome your views and suggestions. You can email suggestions and comments to email@example.com alternatively, leave a message on our Facebook page ‘Your Tunnel Vision’ or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/yrtunnelvision
In 2010 a team was commissioned by the Tyne & Wear Integrated Transport Authority (TWITA) to: Find out stakeholder perceptions of the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels To ask stakeholders what improvements they would like to see to the tunnels to increase usage The findings were submitted to the TWITA for review and a £6.9 million refurbishment programme was confirmed in July 2010. To see a copy of this report, click here. To view a copy of an extract of the Conservation Plan Report prepared by Spence & Dower LLP for the TWITA, click here. To obtain a copy of the full report please email firstname.lastname@example.org (Please note that there may be a charge for this service.)