PayPoint is working with Tyne Tunnels operator TT2 to offer drivers alternative pre-payment and pay later solutions.
Toll payments can now be made up to midnight on the day after someone uses the tunnel, in cash or card, at one of the 28,000 PayPoint retailers nationwide.
Physical toll booths are being removed from Tyne Tunnels as part of the Tyne Pass project – a commitment to reducing congestion and pollution.
Payments can also be made via the Tyne Tunnels website, automated telephone payment line, and via the Tyne Tunnels app.
Danny Vant, Client Services Director for PayPoint, said: “This collaboration with the Tyne Pass project is another example of PayPoint working to secure partnerships that will benefit our retailer network.
“As well as reducing journey times and increasing convenience for leisure and commercial drivers, the option to pay later in local shops will bring increased in-store footfall and build customer loyalty within the local area. Importantly, the project plays a vital role in reducing carbon emissions, as we all look to play our part in working towards a greener UK.”