Breakdown and Emergencies

Charges and Safety

Breakdown Services

Charges for removal of vehicles from the tunnels are as follows, and subject to payment terms:

All vehicles (including motorcycles) are charged at the rate of £100 per hour, inclusive of VAT, with a minimum charge of 1 hour.

Emergency and Breakdown Parking

Parking charges for vehicles and trailers which are not removed from TT2 Ltd property within 24 hours are applicable and subject to payment terms:

£16.50 per day (or part thereof), inclusive of VAT, following the above 24-hour free parking period.

Before leaving a vehicle unattended on TT2 Ltd property, for any reason, drivers are required to report to a uniformed officer of TT2 Limited.

Important Information

All charges are subject to Payment Terms which are strictly 5 days from the date of crossing. Failure to make payment within 5 days from the date of crossing will result in Debt Recovery Charges being applied to the Registered Keeper.


TT2 Ltd will not accept responsibility for loss whilst vehicles, trailers or their contents are parked at their site. Vehicles may be removed to a secure compound after 48 hours

Tyne Tunnel Safety Systems

TT2 has installed the latest safety systems in the tunnels which include high pressure mist systems, ventilated escape galleries and evacuation systems.  The TT2 control room will provide emergency information via the public address system. Please pay attention to the announcements and follow any instructions given.

Traffic Surveillance

CCTV systems continually monitor the tunnels and alert staff of any stationary vehicle, pedestrian or fire inside the tunnels. This will activate an appropriate response to the situation detected.

Emergency Points

Emergency Points are installed in both tunnels at 50m intervals. At each emergency point there is an emergency telephone, a fire alarm break glass call point and fire extinguishers and escape doors are provided at 100m intervals. These will provide safe access to the escape gallery where clean air is maintained by pressurisation fans.

Tyne Tunnel Safety Information


Breakdown and Emergencies