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Tunnel Category Rating

Tyne Tunnels safety information & category rating.

Lynne Walker

Lynne Walker
SQE Manager

Lynne's role covers a broad range of issues that are vital to the safe and sustainable running of the Tyne Tunnels. As well as managing and monitoring the Health and Safety systems across site, Lynne is responsible for looking at ways of minimising TT2’s environmental impacts, and ensuring that quality standards are maintained.

Tyne Tunnels safety
information & category rating

The Tyne Tunnels are designated as category “D” Tunnels. However further restrictions apply for hazardous loads.

Please refer to the British Toll Tunnels Dangerous Traffic List of Restrictions 14th Edition for further information.

Tunnel Category A

Restrictions
No restrictions for the transport of dangerous goods.

Tunnel Category B

Restrictions
Restriction for Dangerous Goods which may lead to a
Very large explosion

Tunnel Category C

Restrictions
Restriction for Dangerous Goods which may lead to a
Very large explosion
A large explosion
A large toxic release
Dangerous goods restricted in a category B tunnel

Tunnel Category D

Restrictions
Restriction for Dangerous Goods which may lead to a
Very large explosion
Large explosion
Large toxic release
Large fire
Dangerous goods restricted in a category C tunnel.

Tunnel Category E

Restrictions
Restriction for all Dangerous Goods other than UN Nos. 2919, 3291, 3331, 3359 and 3373.

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

VehicleCost
Motorbikes, disabled toll Free
Car, Van or Bus
< 3m high
and 2 axles
£1.70
LGV, Van or Bus
≥ 3m high or
3 axles or more
£3.30

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

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