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