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Tyne Pedestrian Tunnel – Willington Quay, Wallsend In Photos

The old Tyne Pedestrian Tunnel was Britain’s first purpose-built pedestrian & cycling tunnel running under the River Tyne between Willington Quay in Wallsend and Jarrow.

Originally opened in 1951 at a cost of around £800,000 the two tunnels run in parallel, one for pedestrian use and a slightly larger tunnel for cyclists. Both tunnels are 270 mtrs in length and lie 12.2 mtrs below the river Tyne in North & South Tyneside.

To this day, the Tyne pedestrian tunnel’s escalators remain the longest wooden escalators in the world, however the whole tunnel is currently undergoing massive reconstruction which has been constantly delayed due to “con”tractual problems which hopefully, one day soon will see the light of day!

Tyne Pedestrian Tunnel Closure & Updates

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  1. […] an innocuous corner just east of the Jarrow side of the Tyne pedestrian tunnel you will find a small stone monument that marks where The Gaslight public house formerly […]

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