There are three operational tunnels at our Tyne Tunnel site, each serving a different type of customer. The southbound vehicle tunnel was built as part of the New Tyne Crossing project. The second phase of the project which was completed in November 2011, involved the full refurbishment of the original 1967 built vehicle tunnel which now carries northbound traffic.
TT2 Ltd manages both vehicle tunnels and the cycle and pedestrian tunnel. The operational vehicle tunnels are dual carraigeway with a 40 mile per hour speed limit in the southbound tunnel and 30 mph limit northbound. Customers must pay a toll to use the vehicle tunnels.
Tolls for northbound and southbound customers are payable at the tolls plazas located to the north of the vehicle tunnels.
The pedestrian and cycle tunnels run side by side and are located close to the vehicle tunnel. They are free to use at any time.
All four tunnels are open 24 hours a day and operate every day of the year. The tunnels are vital parts of the Tyne and Wear road network. The vehicle tunnels join two parts of the A19 Trunk Road and the cycle tunnel links up with the Coast to Coast (C2C) Cycle Route.
The Tyne Tunnels exist to provide a crossing point under the River Tyne between North and South Tyneside. We are located between the historic towns of Wallsend and Jarrow.
The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority would like your views on their consultation into the Tyne Tunnel Tolling Strategy. Further Information is available at: