The Valen-TYNE Tunnels seek the North East’s most romantic couple

 Cupid’s arrow is heading under the Tyne this February!

TT2 Limited is delighted to announce that it will dedicate the Tyne Tunnels on St. Valentine’s Day to the region’s most romantic couple.

The Tyne Tunnels operator wants to hear from current or previous customers who have a tale of romance linked to the tunnels. In return the Tyne Tunnels will be re-named on 14th February 2013 after the Valentine of choice for the winning entrant. The loved-up couple will also be treated to a romantic meal for two, a luxury handmade cake from Tynemouth’s Little Village Bakery, as well as a one month pre-paid tunnel permit so that those romantic Tyne Tunnel journeys can be repeated over and again.

Chief Executive Officer, Rachel Turnbull, said “Since both tunnels came into use lots of people have told us how much they love the Tyne Tunnels. We also know that some interesting love stories have been played out through the Tyne Tunnels over the years, including a marriage proposal!

“It might not be everyone’s idea of a romantic setting, but we’re sure there are many more Tyne Tunnels love stories out there and we’d love to hear them. We’ve heard about couples who flirted at the toll plaza, a first date that involved a drive through the newly opened northbound tunnel back in 1967, and a couple who love to drive through the tunnel to eat fish and chips on the beach at South Shields as the sun sets.

“We will publish the most romantic Tyne Tunnels stories online, and who knows, perhaps the tunnels will become known as the Tyne’s most romantic river crossing!”

To enter the competition, please send your Tyne Tunnel love stories via email to ValenTYNE@tt2.co.uk before midnight on 10th February 2013, and include the following information: Name, Address, Telephone Number, and the name of the person you would like to see the Tyne Tunnels dedicated to this St. Valentine’s Day. Please tell us how the Tyne Tunnels have played a part in your love story in less than 200 words.

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