Transport North East

Tyne Tunnels

Operation of the Tunnels

The Tyne Tunnels are synonymous with the North East and are made up of two traffic tunnels and pedestrian and cyclist tunnels which run under the River Tyne.

The Tyne Tunnels are jointly owned by the North East Combined Authority and the North of Tyne Combined Authority. They receive no government or local funding, and costs are fully met by toll charges from the road tunnels.

TT2 Ltd as Concessionaire is responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of both the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels and the two Tyne Road Tunnels, while Transport North East monitor the operation.

For more information on the operation of the Tyne Tunnels please refer to the TT2 website.

Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnel

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.

Road Tunnels

Originally opened by Queen Elizabeth in 1967, the original vehicle tunnel is 1 mile long and was originally built by Edmund Nuttall Limited.