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Brand new apprenticeship created on Tyneside

Brand new apprenticeship created on Tyneside

TT2 Limited, the operator of the Tyne Tunnels, has created the UK’s first tunnel operations apprenticeship. Mackenzie Sharpe, 16, and Daniel Parkin, 18, have been employed as Apprentice Tunnels Officers, as part of the unique programme delivered by TT2 in conjunction with TyneMet College. As part of their apprenticeship Mackenzie… Read more

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT

“Since work commenced on the Silverlink Junction upgrade we have noted an increase in congestion for northbound customers. This has resulted in tailbacks from the A19/1058 junction which at times have the potential to reach back to the northbound tunnel exit portal. When this occurs it is necessary for TT2… Read more

DVSA & Northumbria Police Road Safety Operation

DVSA & Northumbria Police Road Safety Operation

TT2  Limited, working in partnership with Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and Northumbria Police, hosted a road safety operation to take dangerous  vehicles off our roads. Officers from DVSA conducted this operation at the  Tyne Tunnel on Wed 3rd August. They were carrying out stop checks, which looked to… Read more

Successful Road Safety Operation at the Tyne Tunnels

Successful Road Safety Operation at the Tyne Tunnels

TT2  Limited, working in Partnership with Northumbria Police have hosted a multi-agency road safety operation to take dangerous drivers off our roads. Officers from Northumbria Police motor patrols department were joined by representatives from HMRC and VOSA at the Tyne Tunnel Thursday  14 July. They were carrying out stop checks… Read more

Tyne Tunnel blue light fake ambulance driver fined

Tyne Tunnel blue light fake ambulance driver fined

“A dangerous driver who fitted his car with blue lights and a siren in a bid to turn the vehicle into a fake ambulance has appeared in court.  The driver, was handed a fine of more than £1,000 and nine points on his licence when he appeared at North Shields… Read more

TYNE TUNNELS TOLL FREE TO RELIEVE PRESSURE ON A1

TYNE TUNNELS TOLL FREE TO RELIEVE PRESSURE ON A1

To relieve pressure on the A1, following the appearance of a sinkhole between junctions 67 and 68 near Gateshead, motorists will be able to travel toll-free through the Tyne Tunnels from 06:00 Monday 27th June until repair works have concluded, which is currently expected to be 06:00 on Wednesday 29th… Read more

Tyne Tunnel trekkers gear up for 54 mile charity challenge

Tyne Tunnel trekkers gear up for 54 mile charity challenge

An intrepid group of colleagues from the Tyne Tunnels have teamed up to do the Cateran Yomp, a gruelling 54 mile, 24 hour trek, in aid of a military charity. Tony Harbison, Phil Dixon, Michael Ayre, all of whom work together at TT2 Limited, the operator of the Tyne Tunnels,… Read more

Community groups bowled away by charity donations

Community groups bowled away by charity donations

Two Tyneside bowling clubs have held a special match to celebrate the support they have received from a local infrastructure provider. Collingwood Bowling Club in North Shields and Jarrow Bowling Club played the friendly match on the Collingwood Club’s green, to celebrate donations made by TT2 Limited, the operator of… Read more

Drivers reminded of new Tyne Tunnel tolls

Drivers reminded of new Tyne Tunnel tolls

Tolls paid by drivers using the Tyne Tunnels are to go up by 10p from midnight on Saturday 21 May 2016. The new tolls will apply to motorists using the tunnels from Sunday 22 May 2016.   The North East Combined Authority (neca), which owns the Tyne Tunnels, has confirmed… Read more

NORTH BOUND TYNE TUNNEL CLOSURE 30th  AND 31st JANAUARY 2016

NORTH BOUND TYNE TUNNEL CLOSURE 30th AND 31st JANAUARY 2016

TT2 Limited is informing customers of the implementation of a contra-flow system between 8pm on Saturday January 30th until 4pm on Sunday December 31st , as a result of an training exercise. Traffic from both North and South of the Tyne will travel through the southbound tunnel. The event was… Read more

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