Latest update on the glass inclined lifts

July 18, 2022

Update on the glass inclined lifts (18 July 2022)    We understand that tunnel users are keen to know when the glass inclined lifts will be brought into operation and we are working to do so as soon as possible.     As soon as installation of new parts has been completed, the works can move […]

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South Side Life Open (Update 1.30pm 18 July 2022)

Update 1.30pm 18 July 2022  – South Side Life Open We are pleased to report that the earlier issue with the South Side Lift has now been fixed and the tunnels are fully open for all users. Engineers have been onsite and the lift is fully operational. Pedestrians and cyclists can use the tunnels as […]

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Lift out of service (South Side)

Lift out of service  (Update 11.15am 18 July 2022) We’re aware of an issue with the South Side Lift which we are working with engineers to resolve asap. The lift is out of service while work is carried out.   Pedestrians can continue to use the tunnels using the historic escalators as stairs, and we […]

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Latest on glass inclined lifts

February 25, 2022

We know that tunnel users are eager to see the glass inclined lifts be brought into operation and we remain committed to opening the new lifts for users to enjoy as soon as we are able to. Before coming into operation the lifts will go through a period of testing and certification and while we […]

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Update – tunnels are open and operating 24/7

May 20, 2021

Update May 2021: The Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist tunnels are open for use 24/7 everyday and welcoming pedestrians and cyclists. Please abide by all directions/signage in the tunnels for your own and other’s safety. If you would like to get in touch regarding the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels, please email and the operational […]

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24 hour trial

November 30, 2020

30 November 2020 Following user requests, consideration has been given to 24 hour opening of the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels. Currently the tunnels are open from 6am to 10pm each day, however we have listened to feedback from a number of users, in particular night shift workers, who would like to access the tunnels […]

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Coronavirus precautions hit Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels’ Night Service

March 24, 2020

The Night Service for users who travel to work by bike or on foot through the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels between the hours of 10pm and 6am has been reduced for cyclists with immediate effect because of coronavirus fears. The Night shuttle vehicle is to be replaced with a taxi service which will operate […]

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We are now open

August 7, 2019

After being closed for six years for refurbishment, the historic Grade II-listed Tunnels are now open. Visitors can once again cycle or walk from one side of the River Tyne to the other and experience the unique structure which has been a key link for the people of Tyneside since 1951. The Tunnels are open every […]

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