The contractor refurbishing the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels has gone into administration. While we are committed to finishing this important project, this unfortunate development will inevitably delay the completion date.

We are reviewing our contractual arrangements and will make a further announcement as soon as we are able to.

We expect the tunnels to remain closed until late 2015/early 2016.

In the meantime, the shuttle bus and Night Service which enable pedestrians and cyclists to use this vital river crossing will continue until the tunnels are reopened. For more information visit