The historic Grade II-listed Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels are currently closed for refurbishment and are expected to open in April 2019. During the closure, a free, timetabled Shuttle Bus for pedestrians and cyclists is in operation between 6am and 8pm, seven days a week, 364 days a year (the service does not operate on Christmas Day).
The historic Grade II-listed Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels have connected Jarrow and Howdon under the River Tyne since 1951, heralded as Tyneside’s contribution to the ‘Festival of Britain’ (May to September 1951) at a total cost of £833,000.
The two tunnels - one for pedestrians and one for cyclists - are 900 feet long and are 40 feet below the river bed. They contain the first purpose-built cycle tunnel in the UK and were the earliest to be used by both cyclists and pedestrians. The National Cycle Network and The Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels
Tyne Cyclist and Pedestrian Tunnel was Britain's first purpose-built cycling tunnel. It runs under the River Tyne between Howdon and Jarrow, and was opened in 1951, heralded as a …
The tunnels were much more heavily used than the previous ferry crossing, which still remained open until the road tunnel was opened in 1967. The steady decline of industry, especially shipbuilding, greatly reduced usage of the pedestrian/cyclist's tunnel and after …
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The Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels were authorised by an Act of Parliament in 1946 and constructed by Charles Brand & Son Ltd at a cost of £833,000. Opened on 24th July 1951, the scheme was Tyneside’s contribution to the Festival of Britain.
The Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels were constructed to provide access primarily for the large numbers of people who worked at the shipyards, lead and chemical works which lined the River Tyne; this industry was an integral part of the economic and social context in which Tyneside developed.
Pedestrian tunnel closure date announced The historic Grade II-listed Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels will close for refurbishment on 20 May 2013 for around 12 months, owners the Tyne & Wear Integrated Transport Authority (TWITA) announced today (18 April 2013).
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