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New hardship scheme to launch at Tyne Tunnels
A new service is set to launch in April which will provide free debt management advice and support for those experiencing financial hardship, should they receive an Unpaid Toll Charge Notice (UTCN).
Tyne Tunnel toll increase for LGVs from April
The North East JTC, which owns the Tyne Tunnels, confirmed at its meeting in January 2022 that the new toll will increase from £3.70 to £3.90. Permit holders will still receive a 10% discount on their journey, making the new toll for account holders £3.51, up from £3.33.
JTC statement on Tyne Tunnels
The Joint Transport Committee has released a statement on the Tyne Tunnels Tyne Pass Scheme.
Drivers set to save 1,944-hours-a-week as Tyne Tunnels go live with open-road-tolling
On Monday 8 November - for the first time in its 54-year history - drivers will drive straight through the Tyne Tunnels, without stopping – saving 1,944 hours a week in queuing time.
Consultation underway on exemption change
A consultation is underway on a proposed change to the Blue Badge disabled person exemption at the Tyne Tunnels, ahead of the introduction of the Tyne Pass free-flow system later this year.
Tyne Tunnel queues to be a thing of the past as plan to remove barriers gets green light
Quicker journeys through the Tyne Tunnels are a step closer today after transport chiefs approved plans to remove the toll barriers to allow vehicles through without stopping.