Walking through the history of the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels ahead of reopening
Six years after their closure, the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels are expected to open later in the spring or the early summer.
After a major restoration project costing millions, the tunnels will be set to welcome those on foot or pedal once more. Opened in 1951 and granted Grade II-listed status, the tunnels are an important piece of post-war industrial heritage between Howdon, in North Tyneside, and Jarrow. Here we take a closer look at thehistory in pictures.