How many vehicles pass through the tyne tunnel every day ?

The original vehicle Tyne Tunnel opened in 1967. It was designed for a daily traffic throughput of 24,000 vehicles, although in recent years it regularly served 38,000 customers per day.

But a 2011 forecast revealed that 42,000 vehicles are using the Tyne Tunnel each day. The crossing can take something like 80,000 vehicles, so there is plenty of spare capacity for other motorists to join.

The Tyne Tunnels form part of the A19 strategic route, between North Yorkshire and Northumberland. Linking the stunning coastal towns and busy ports of the North East, and offering a convenient and dependable link to the region's airports, the A19 is the smart motorist's choice for leisure and for business.

Tolls are payable for use of the vehicle tunnels. There are separate toll plazas for each tunnel, both of which are located on the north side of the Tyne.

For enquiries, contact: TT2 Limited, Administrative Building, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear, NE28 0PD; Tel. 0191 262 4451.

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