Tyne Tunnels
Tyne Tunnels

Information about transporting large or heavy vehicles through the Tyne Tunnels.

Southbound

Vehicles & Loads must report to the inspection lay-by if they exceed:

  • 2.55m (8’4″) wide
  • 4.87m (16’8″) high
  • 18.75m (61’6″) long 

Charges of £30:

  • Vehicles and loads exceeding 25.9m (85′) long
  • Vehicles and loads over 4.26m (14′)

Escorted free

  • Vehicles and loads over 2.9m (9’6″) wide and up to 4.26m (14′) 

Northbound

Vehicles & Loads must report to the inspection lay-by if they exceed:

  • 2.55m (8’4″) wide
  • 4.87m (16’0″) high
  • 18.75m (61’6″) long

Charges of £30:

  • Articulated vehicles and loads exceeding 25.9m (85′) long
  • Rigid vehicles exceeding 12.2m (40′) long must not exceed 4m (13’1″) high.

Escorted free:

  • Articulated vehicles and loads greater than this and up to 25.9m (85′) 
  • Vehicles and loads greater than 2.9m (9’6″) wide up to 4.26m (14′) wide and not exceeding 4m (13’1″)  
  • Vehicles and loads greater than 4.26m (14′) wide and not exceeding 4m (13’1″) 

Driver Safety Induction

  • Vehicles over 4.87m (16′) high up to 5.1m (16’8″) high and less than 2.9m (9’6″)
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