Saturday, 20 October 2012

Tyne Pedestrian and Cycle Tunnel

The Tyne pedestrian and cycle tunnels are due for a major refurbishment, involving the closure of both tunnels for up to a year ( assuming the work goes to plan!). I've no idea what they will look like when the job's done, so thought it would be wise to record the present situation.

If you've not been through the tunnels you should give it a try. The noise made when a ship goes overhead is interesting, to say the least!

The escalators have all been switched off for a few months now, only the lifts are working.

Rumour has it that the wooden escalators, once the longest in the world, are to be replaced by a funicular railway. Given the number of cyclists using the tunnel, this can only be an improvement as the existing lifts struggle to take three bikes, while holding on to a cycle while descending those steep escalators is a scary experience! 

Canon 5DII 24-105L f4

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