Providing answers to questions.

Simon Maughan

Simon Maughan
Senior Tunnels Officer

Simon is a Senior Controller Simon is one of the few authorised officers entitled to manage the Tyne Tunnels control room...

to frequently asked

These FAQs are designed to provide answers to questions that are often asked about the Tyne Tunnels. We hope they help you with your queries…

Q1. Do you examine commercial vehicles?
Q2. Can I tow a vehicle through the tunnels?
Q3. Can I pay by credit card?
Q4. Can I get change?
Q5. Why is change no longer available at toll booths?
Q6. Do you check light goods vehicles and caravans?
Q7. Is it cheaper to have a Permit?
Q8. Will I be charged if I breakdown at the Tyne Tunnels?
Q9. I have a dog in the car. Can I go through the tunnels?
Q10. Why should I have my lights on when driving through the tunnels?
Q11. Can I wait in my vehicle at the Tyne Tunnels?
Q12. When is the best time to travel?
Q13. Do the Tunnels ever close?
Q14. Do you charge for caravans/trailers?
Q15. How much is the toll?
Q16. What are your office hours?

Download document. Abnormal Loads & Break Down Recovery

Tyne Tunnel Abnormal Loads

Tyne Tunnels Book

Gift Idea The Tyne Tunnels Book
"How do you build a tunnel under the Tyne?"

This book aims to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the
construction of the £260 million New Tyne Crossing project. Read more...

Tyne Tunnel tolls

Motorbikes, disabled toll Free
Car, Van or Bus
< 3m high
and 2 axles
LGV, Van or Bus
≥ 3m high or
3 axles or more

Avoid the congestion of Newcastle
and the A1 at Gateshead.
Choosing the
A19 Tyne Tunnels will save you time and

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Using Google Maps with your car or navigation device

GPS - 54°59 16 N 1°29 08 W / 54.98778 °N 1.48556 °W