When Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels will reopen after lifts issue

Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels are closed following an issue with a lift.

The closure was announced on New Year’s Eve and a replacement bus service has been in place between Howdon and Jarrow.

It has now been confirmed that the tunnels could remain closed until the start of next week.

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A statement on Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels’ website read: “Due to an issue with one of the lifts, the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels are currently closed to all users.

The tunnels will reopen next week.
The tunnels will reopen next week.
The tunnels will reopen next week.

Engineers have assessed the situation today (Tuesday 3 January) and have advised that a part is required to resolve the issue. They have therefore advised the closure could run until Monday 9 January.

“A replacement bus service will operate during the closure from 6am until 10pm each day. The free service will run regularly between Howdon and Jarrow, and will operate with a bike trailer to assist tunnel users.”

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The crossing reopened in August 2019 after being shut for six years for refurbishment.

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