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Tyne Tunnels

TT2 Operator of the Tyne Tunnels.  Forming part of the A19 strategic route between North Yorkshire and Northumberland.

The tunnels are the only built crossing of the river between the bridges of Newcastle and Gateshead, allowing a different route of travel that avoids both Gateshead and busy Newcastle City Centre.

Changes to payment for the Tyne Tunnels – Tyne Pass

The tunnels, which continue the A19 north from Jarrow, near South Shields, will stop accepting cash as part of plans to speed up travel time and reduce congestion from November. This may also lead to less pollution in the area, with cars not needing to stop and start again.  The Tyne Tunnels are private roads that do not benefit from centrally-funded maintenance, refurbishment or operational support.  The cost is £1.90 per journey for a standard car.

Customers will have to:-

  • create a prepaid account
  • pay later by midnight the day after your journey
  • these options can be managed by phone on 0191 574 0030
  • use a PayPoint retailer
  • keep up to date on how to plan and pay
  • Blue Badge holders can apply for an Exemption account that must be renewed annually

Contact details

Main Telephone: 0191 574 0031




Last updated: October 15, 2021

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