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Fast & Reliable Journey

Make more of your journey with the Tyne Tunnels.

Ron Henderson

Ron Henderson
Tunnel Manager

Ron is responsible for ensuring the full range of Tyne Tunnels operations are conducted safely and in accordance with the Tyne Tunnels Bylaws...

A fast and reliable journey with the Tyne Tunnels

Five reasons to choose the Tyne Tunnels today.

1. The most reliable journey times.
Unlike other major routes through the region, the Tyne Tunnels do not grind to a halt during rush hour. So avoid the queues, and the stresses of the daily commute, and get to work on time and stress-free with the Tyne Tunnels.

2. Connecting the beautiful coastal towns of North East England.
For a family day out you can’t beat the Tyne Tunnels to get you to some of the best beaches in the country, fast. The A19 is your coastal highway, with the Tyne Tunnels ensuring you make the most of your days out with no time wasted in holiday traffic.

3. A helping hand for business.
Since both tunnels became operational local businesses have reported increased efficiencies, improved freight reliability, and wider market opportunities. Access to new business beyond the Tyne has been made possible by removing the bottleneck that once existed for cross-river traffic. Recruitment prospects have been expanded as job hunters can travel across the Tyne more easily than ever before. The A19 is becoming the key economic corridor for the region.

4. A holiday essential.
Whether you’re jetting off to foreign lands from Newcastle International Airport, or cruising to Europe via ferry, the A19 is perfectly placed to get you to your international carrier. And with no queues at the Tyne Tunnels you won’t need to worry about missing your onward connection. Just don’t forget your passport!

5. An award winning experience.
Opened by Her Majesty The Queen during her Diamond Jubilee year, the River Tyne’s newest crossing has won numerous awards, recognising the benefits the tunnels bring to the region and the excellence in construction that resulted in the region’s only road tunnels.

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