The modern scheme will see the barriers removed from the tunnel as it moves to ‘open road tolling’ – a major development which is set to significantly reduce carbon emissions, speed up journey times and create up to 80 new local jobs.
The current outdated system requires customers to stop and make payment at the barriers, causing delay for drivers and resulting in excess carbon emissions from traffic. When Tyne Pass comes into operation, tunnel users will drive through without stopping and will pay the toll before or after their journey.
This is change for drivers who must learn to pay the toll in advance or by midnight the day after their journey. The toll can be paid using a pre-paid account (which includes a 10% discount per journey), online on the tunnels website or via the Tyne Tunnels app, by telephone or in person using cash at a Paypoint.
Blue Badge holders will need to register their vehicle in order to use their exemption. Find out how Open Road Tolling will work for you here.
For more information visit www.tynepass.co.uk