Gateshead Driving Test Centre Routes

Practical Driving Test Centre Address:

Waterside Drive
Dunston
Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
NE11 9HU

Gateshead

Average Pass Rate:

44.8%

 

Gateshead driving test centre is near the city of Newcastle-upon-tyne and is situated next to the Tyne River. The roads around the testing centre are likely to be very busy with a large shopping mall just down the road. Therefore, busy roads to practice would be the A1 , A184 and A694, as these could come up in your exam. On your test, the route could involve roundabouts, crossroads and junctions of a complex nature. This is why practising Gateshead’s test routes is so important.

DTC: Driving Test Centre | T/L: Traffic Light | EOR: End Of Road

Test Route 1

Maps to be added soon

Gateshead Route Number 1
Name/ number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Seventh Avenue EOR right
Queensway Crossroads left
Eastern Avenue Roundabout right
Kingsway Left
Western Avenue Left
Centralway EOR right
Sixth Avenue EOR left
Dukesway Roundabout left
Tenth Avenue Roundabout right
Kingsway Roundabout left 2 nd exit
A1 South 1 st exit
Slip Rd Roundabout ahead 2 nd exit
Long Bank Mini roundabout left
Easedale Gardens Roundabout ahead, mini roundabout left
Harlow Green Lane Mini roundabout ahead, mini roundabout ahead
Hertford Left
Slip Rd / Durham Rd T/L ahead, T/L right
Beaconsfield Rd EOR left
Kells Lane Left
Dryden Rd 5 th left
Valley Drive EOR right
Durham Rd Left
Enfield Rd / West Park Rd EOR left
Saltwell Rd Mini roundabout right
Station Rd Roundabout left
DTC

Test Route 2

Gateshead Route Number 2
Name/ number of Road Direction
DTC Roundabout left
Eastern Avenue Roundabout right
Kingsway 2 nd right
5 th Avenue Left
Queensway Left
3 rd Avenue EOR right
Kingsway Roundabout right
Lobley Hill Rd T/L left
Victoria Rd 2 nd left
Angus Rd / Bolam St EOR left
A184 Right
1 st Slip Rd Left
Dunston Rd T/L left
Ellison Rd 5 th right
Wilson Crescent 2 nd right
Holly Avenue 2 nd left
Elm Avenue Right
Oak Avenue EOR left
King George Avenue EOR left
Dunston Bank EOR left
Whickham Highway Roundabout left
Lobley Hill Rd Roundabout right
A1 South 2 nd exit
Slip Rd Roundabout left
Durham Rd Left
Slip Rd EOR left
Hertford Mini roundabout ahead, roundabout ahead
Saltwell Rd Mini roundabout left
Station Rd Roundabout left
DTC

Test Route 3

Gateshead Route Number 3
Name/ number of Road Direction
DTC Roundabout left
Eastern Avenue Right
Queensway 2 nd left
3 rd Avenue EOR right
Kingsway Roundabout right
Lobley Hill Rd 2 nd T/L right
Saltwell Rd Left
Whitehall Rd Mini roundabout ahead, mini roundabout right
Alexandra Rd Left
Exeter St EOR right
Prince Consort Rd 2 nd left
Shipcote Lane T/L right
Durham Rd 2 nd T/L left
Dryden Rd Left
Holyoake Gardens Right
Salkeld Gardens / Valley Drive EOR right
Old Durham Rd 3 rd T/L right
Beacon Lough Rd 5 th left
Easedale Gardens Mini roundabout right
Harlow Green Lane Mini roundabout right
Durham Rd Roundabout 4 th exit right
A1 North 1 st exit
Slip rd Roundabout 4 th exit right
Kingsway Roundabout ahead, roundabout right
Eastern Avenue Roundabout right
DTC

Test Route 4

Gateshead Route Number 4
Name/ number of Road Direction
DTC Left
Seventh Avenue EOR left
Queensway Left
Ninth Avenue Left
Ninth Avenue East Left
Eleventh Avenue North Right
Eleventh Avenue Left
Kingsway Roundabout left 2 nd exit
A1 South 2 nd exit
A1231 Roundabout left
Rockcliffe Way Mini roundabout right
Easedale Gardens Roundabout right
Springwell Rd T/L left
Old Durham Rd 3 rd T/L left
Valley Drive EOR right
Dryden Rd Left
Summerfield Rd EOR left
Durham Rd T/L right
Belle Vue Bank EOR Left
Saltwell Rd Mini roundabout right
Station Rd / Eastern Avenue Roundabout left
DTC

Test Route 5

Gateshead Route Number 5
Name/ number of Road Direction
DTC Roundabout right
Eastern Avenue Mini roundabout right
Saltwell Rd Roundabout right
Chowdene Bank Roundabout ahead, roundabout right
4 th exit
A1 North 1 st exit
Slip Rd Roundabout left
Lobley Hill Rd Left
Beechwood Gardens Right
Pinewood Gardens EOR left
Rothbury Gardens 2 nd right
Meldon Gardens EOR right
Alwinton Gardens EOR right
A692 Consett Rd Roundabout ahead
Lobley Hill Rd 2 nd roundabout ahead
Bensham Rd Roundabout right
Prince Consort Rd T/L right
Shipcote Lane Mini roundabout left
Avenuenue Rd EOR right
Saltwell View / West Park Rd EOR left
Saltwell Rd Mini roundabout right
Station Rd Roundabout left
DTC

Test Route 6

Gateshead Route Number 6
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Roundabout left
Eastern Avenue Right
Queensway / Lobley Hill Rd Roundabout right 2 nd exit
Lobley Hill Rd Roundabout right
A184 Roundabout right 3 rd exit
Askew Rd Roundabout ahead, left
High Level Bridge T/L left
Westgate Rd T/L left
Malborough Crescent T/L right
Scotswood Rd Left
Redbeugh Bridge Roundabout right 3 rd exit
Askew Rd Roundabout left
Cuthbert St 2 nd right
Derwent Water Rd / Victoria Rd T/L ahead, EOR right
Armstrong Rd / Victoria Rd T/L right
Lobley Hill Rd T/L right
Saltwell Rd Roundabout right
Station Rd / Eastern Avenue Roundabout left
Earlsway
DTC

Test Route 7

Gateshead Route Number 7
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Roundabout right
Eastern Avenue Left
Station Rd Left
Saltwell Rd Right
Belle Vue Bank Right
Carlton Terrace Mini roundabout ahead
Jessel St / Earls Drive EOR left
Durham Rd T/L right
Beaconsfield Rd EOR left
Kells Lane 4 th left
Salkeld Rd / Kells Lane T/L ahead
Broadway EOR right
Carr Hill Rd T/L right
Windy Nook Rd T/L left
Old Durham Rd T/L right
Beacon Lough Rd 5 th left
Easedale Gardens Mini roundabout right
Harlow Green Lane Mini roundabout right
Durham Rd Roundabout right 4 th exit
A1 North Roundabout right 4 th exit
Kingsway Roundabout ahead, roundabout right
Eastern Avenue Roundabout right
Earlsway
DTC

Test Route 8

Gateshead Route Number 8
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Roundabout left
Eastern Avenue Roundabout right
Kingsway Roundabout left
Lobley Hill Rd Roundabout ahead
Lobley Hill Rd Left
Beechwood Gardens EOR left
Lobley Hill Rd Roundabout right
Whickham Highway 4 th right
Dunston Bank T/L Ahead
Dunston Rd Left
A1 North 3 rd exit
A694 Roundabout left, roundabout right
A1114 Roundabout ahead, roundabout left, roundabout ahead,
A1114 Roundabout left
Derwentwater Rd Roundabout right
A184 Slip Rd Left
Bolam St Left
Bolam St/Angus Rd EOR right
Victoria Rd T/L right
Lobley Hill Rd 2 nd left
Queensway Left
First Avenue Crossroads right
Earlsway Roundabout ahead
Earlsway
DTC

Test Route 9

Gateshead Route Number 9
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Roundabout left
Eastern Avenue Roundabout left
Kingsway Roundabout ahead, roundabout 5 th exit
A1 North 2 nd exit (A184)
A184 1 st exit
Slip Road EOR right
Derwentwater Rd Mini roundabout right
Flyover Left
Bolam St / Angus St EOR right
Victoria Rd T/L left
Lobley Hill Rd 2 nd T/L ahead
Bensham Road T/L right
Coatsworth Rd 2 nd left
HAvenuelock Terrace / Alexandra Rd
/ Lincoln St
Right
Prince Consort Rd T/L ahead, T/L right
Durham Rd T/L right
Belle Vue Bank EOR left
Saltwell Rd Mini roundabout right
Station Rd Roundabout left
Earlsway
DTC

Test Route 10

Gateshead Route Number 10
Name/Number of Road Direction
DTC Roundabout right
Eastern Avenue Mini roundabout right
Saltwell Rd Roundabout ahead
Harlow Green Lane Mini roundabout ahead, mini roundabout left
Durham Rd Roundabout right 3 rd exit
Newcastle Bank 2 nd right
Windsor Rd Mini roundabout left
Elizabeth Avenue / Lansbury Drive EOR left
Mary Avenue / RAvenuensworth Rd EOR left
Station Lane T/L ahead
The Avenue Right
Birtley Lane Right
Harras Bank T/L right
Durham Rd T/L ahead
Well On Left
Lamesley Rd 2 nd roundabout ahead
Kingsway Roundabout ahead, roundabout right
Eastern Avenue Roundabout right
Earlsway
DTC

Test Route 11

Gateshead Route Number 11
Name/ number of Road Direction
DTC Roundabout left
Eastern Avenue Roundabout right
Kingsway Roundabout left
Lobley Hill Rd Roundabout right
A1 North 1 st exit
Slip Rd Left
Dunston Rd T/L right
Market Lane Left
Lambton Avenue Mini roundabout ahead, mini roundabout left
Orchard Rd EOR right
Duckpool Lane EOR left
Whickham Highway Left
Dunston Bank T/L ahead
Dunston Rd T/L right
A1 slip Rd Left
A184 Left
Slip Rd EOR right
Derwentwater Rd Mini roundabout right, left
Bolam St / Angus Rd EOR right
Victoria Rd T/L right
Lobley Hill Rd Roundabout ahead
Kingsway Roundabout left
Eastern Avenue Roundabout right
DTC

Test Route 12

Gateshead Route Number 12
DTC Roundabout right
Eastern Avenue Left
Station Rd Left
Saltwell Rd 3 rd right
West Park Rd / Enfield Rd / Durham Rd T/L right
Dryden Rd 2 nd left
Valley Drive EOR right
Old Durham Rd T/L right
Springwell Rd Roundabout left
Easedale Gardens Mini roundabout right
Longbank Roundabout right
A1 North 1 st exit
Slip Rd Roundabout right 4 TH exit
Kingsway Roundabout ahead, roundabout right
Eastern Avenue Roundabout right
DTC

Test Route 13

Gateshead Route Number 13
DTC Roundabout right
Eastern Avenue Roundabout left
Saltwell Rd Right
Whitehall Rd Mini roundabout ahead, mini roundabout ahead, EOR right
Prince Consort Rd T/L left
Shipcote Lane T/L right
Durham Rd T/L left
Dryden Rd Left
Holyoak Gardens Right
Salkeld Gardens / Valley Drive EOR right
Old Durham Rd T/L right
Kells Lane T/L left
Durham Rd Roundabout right
A1 North 1 st exit
Slip Rd Roundabout right
Kingsway Roundabout ahead, roundabout right
Eastern Avenue Roundabout right
DTC

Test Route 14

Gateshead Route Number 14
DTC Roundabout right
Eastern Avenue Left
Station Rd / Saltwell Rd 3 RD right
Joicey Rd Left
Durham Rd T/L left
Prince Consort Rd T/L left
Shipcote Lane Mini roundabout right
Alexandra Rd Mini roundabout left
Whitehall Rd Mini roundabout right
Coatsworth Rd T/L left
Bensham Rd T/L right
Cuthbert St 2 nd left
Slip Rd Join
A184 Right
A1 north 1 st exit
Slip Rd Left
Dunston Rd T/L ahead
Dunston Bank EOR left
Whickham Highway Roundabout left
Lobley Hill Rd Roundabout ahead, roundabout ahead, right
Queensway Left
Eastern Avenue Roundabout right
DTC

Test Route 15

Gateshead Route Number 15
DTC Roundabout right
Eastern Avenue Mini roundabout right
Saltwell Rd Roundabout ahead
Harlow Green Lane Mini roundabout right
Trafford / Smithy Lane Roundabout left
Lamesley Rd EOR right
Durham Rd Right
Windsor Rd Mini roundabout left
Elizabeth Avenue / RAvenuensworth
Rd
EOR left
Station Lane T/L ahead
The Avenue Right
Birtley Lane EOR left
Portobello Rd Roundabout right 3 RD exit
A1 Slip Rd Join
A1 2 nd exit
Slip Rd Roundabout right
Kingsway Roundabout ahead, roundabout right
Eastern Avenue Roundabout right
DTC

General Information

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When booking your test it’s important to think about the time of day you’ll be taking it at. For example if you take your test in rush hour before the hours of 9 o’clock you will be likely to be stuck in traffic and compete against impatient drivers, anxious to get to work on time. However, after 9 the roads are less likely to be filled with traffic, giving you more space on the road. The table shown is our opinion on the optimum time to take your test, to avoid traffic.

On the day of the test, you will be required to complete 1 of 3 possible manoeuvres at a selected location on the route. This will either be a turn in the road ( 3 point turn), Parallel park or a bay park. The bay park however, can only be carried out at the end of the test on the test centre car park, so it can be useful to practice on the car park when the centre is closed if possible. It’s also at the examiner’s discretion to incorporate an emergency stop into the test.

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