Tyne Tunnel operator up for industry award

GRAND OPENING ... Re-opening of the North Bound Tyne tunnel. First driver was Pat Jennings from Jarrow was presented with golden certificate from Trevor Jackson, Mayor Coun. Jim Sewell and Coun.Tom Hanson.
GRAND OPENING ... Re-opening of the North Bound Tyne tunnel. First driver was Pat Jennings from Jarrow was presented with golden certificate from Trevor Jackson, Mayor Coun. Jim Sewell and Coun.Tom Hanson.

The company which operates the Tyne Tunnels has been short-listed for prestigious award.

TT2 Limited has made it into the final three of the Tunnel Operator of the Year category at the 2015 Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards.

The awards have had a record-breaking year with more than 80 organisations entering and winners will be announced on December 3 at Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Rachel Turnbull, chief executive of TT2 Ltd, said: “Since we opened the second Tyne Tunnel in 2011, we have seen traffic levels exceeding 50,000 vehicles per day making use of the crossing for personal and business journeys on the busy A19 corridor.

“To be one of only three shortlisted organisations for this prestigious award is recognition of the hard work and dedication of the TT2 team, many of whom have worked at the Tyne Tunnels for 30 years or more.

“We are very proud to have reached this stage and look forward to competing for the award itself in December.”