Christmas schedule for pedestrian tunnel’s replacement transport services announced

Tyne tunnel.
Tyne tunnel.

The holiday schedule for the transport services for users of the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels during their refurbishment has been announced by their owner, the North East Combined Authority (NECA).

The free-to-use timetabled shuttle bus service will continue to operate throughout the holiday period from 6am to 8pm except on Christmas Day only.

he service will end at 8pm on Christmas Eve and restart at 6am on Boxing Day.

The Night Service for registered commuters will continue to operate as normal, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Night and New Year’s Eve.

The historic Grade II listed Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels were closed in May 2013 for a £7 million refurbishment. They link Howdon and Jarrow. They are expected to reopen in summer 2017.