Fast & Reliable Journey
Make more of your journey with the Tyne Tunnels.
Senior Tunnels Officer
Simon is a Senior Controller Simon is one of the few authorised officers entitled to manage the Tyne Tunnels control room...
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.