Cycle or walk under the River Tyne

**IMPORTANT MESSAGE**

TUNNELS OPEN FROM 1pm TODAY (16/11/21)

We are pleased to confirm that we have been able to source lift parts which will provide a temporary solution and will allow the lift to operate, therefore we are able to reopen the tunnels immediately.  The full repair will take place when new parts are supplied in the coming days.  We will update users on the full repair when we have more information.

Users should check the website for updates before setting off on a journey using the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure.  We have put in place a solution as quickly as possible to allow the tunnels to re-open.

Coronavirus guidance 

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

1. PLEASE WEAR A FACE COVERING. Protect yourself and others by wearing a face covering when using the tunnels, lifts and surrounding areas unless you are exempt for health reasons.
2. PEDESTRIANS should travel DOWN to the Tunnels using the WOODEN ESCALATORS, walking in single file at least 2 metres apart.
3. PEDESTRIANS should travel UP from the Tunnels using the VERTICAL LIFTS.
4. CYCLISTS and those with LIMITED MOBILITY should use the VERTICAL LIFTS to travel up and down.
5. NO MORE THAN 2 PEDESTRIANS SHOULD USE THE VERTICAL LIFTS AT ONE TIME.
6. NO MORE THAN 1 CYCLIST SHOULD USE THE VERTICAL LIFTS AT ONE TIME
7. PEDESTRIANS passing others in the Tunnel should KEEP THEIR DISTANCE, walk in single file or in family groups of 2.
8. 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.

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