Transport North East

Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels

A historic gem, the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels first opened to the public back in 1951. The cycle tunnel is Britain’s first ever purpose-built cycling tunnel and welcomes hundreds of users each day. Running between Howdon and Jarrow, the tunnel is rich is heritage features and is a great way for residents to quickly travel between North and South Tyneside.

Historic image of Tyne Tunnel

The Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels are a major part of the region’s well-developed walking and cycling infrastructure. The Tunnels enable thousands of active travel journeys every day- with each journey playing a key part in taking cars off the road and improving the region’s air quality. 

More detail on the history and the recent refurbishment of the Grade II listed tunnels can be found on its dedicated website.