On-street parking

On-street parking

Newcastle City Council operates approximately 2,200 on-street parking places

Map of council operated car parks and pay and display bays in the city centre  . Please note that due to ongoing changes across our network of parking bays that you should cross-reference the map against the detailed car park information in case of temporary or permanent closure of a car park or the suspension of parking bays.

Parking Charges on street tariffs 

Parking charges on the street in Newcastle city centre are operational every day of the week, with charges also applying on certain days in areas outside the city centre. Charges apply throughout the year, including Bank Holidays, with the exception of Christmas Day, 25 December. While parking charges apply for blue badge holders using Newcastle City Council operated car parks from 01 July 2021, blue badge holders can still park in pay and display bays on the public highway free of charge and beyond any maximum stay period as long as a valid blue badge is displayed on the vehicle for checking by the Parking Enforcement Officer.


The method of charging for parking on the street is as follows:

Payment at a ticket machine or by cashless parking at the locations where payment by mobile phone was introduced from Monday 19 September 2016. These charges apply between 8am and 7.00pm, every day in the charged parking locations within the Clean Air Zone. These charges also apply between 8am and 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday outside of the Clean Air Zone. Motorists are required to pay the appropriate fee between these hours. Details of the charges and any maximum stay periods  can be found on each ticket machine.

If you encounter a problem or think you have been mischarged whilst using the Paybyphone service, please contact Paybyphone by email to uksupport@paybyphone.com, so they can investigate and arrange to make payment of an overcharge to the account payment was taken from.

A document outlining what was considered and who we engaged with for the proposal to go fully cashless for parking charges can be found here.

 


Current road closures/event parking/suspended bays affecting access to on-street parking areas:

Until further notice/long-term:

  • A number of road closures will be in operation on Shakespeare Street on different days and times to support the safe loading and unloading of equipment at the Theatre Royal during the period from January 2024 to June 2024. Please see the full list of dates and times of the road closures together with suggested alternative parking areas here
  • Until further notice there is reduced capacity in the loading bay and dual use charged parking/taxi bays on the south side of Shakespeare Street.
  • Until further notice 5 pay to park bays on High Bridge Square have been reserved for a pavement café to be installed outside Baltic 39.
  • From 18 September 2022 until August 2025 Market Street will be closed to eastbound traffic with parking bays suspended.  These road closures are due to a large-scale construction project in the vicinity.
  • From 8 August 2023 until 7 August 2024 all parking bays on Market Street have been suspended by a construction company for the large redevelopment of this area.
  • From 22 April 2024 until 7 October 2024 2 limited stay bays on West Road outside of West Road Medical Centre closest to Hoyle Avenue have been reserved for a van for a Glazing company.
  • Until 27 October 2024 6 pay to park bays on Library Service Area have been reserved by Newcastle City Council for contractor vehicles working on Northumberland Street.  
     

    May  

  • From 16 May 2024 until 29 May 2024 3 spaces in the resident permit holders bays on Grantham Road have been reserved for a utility company.
  • From 17 May 2024 until 31 May 2024 3 spaces in the resident permit holders bays on Doncaster Road outside of 49-51 have been reserved by a utility company. 
  • From 20 May 2024 until 14 June 2024 a space in a loading bay on Nun Street has been reserved for a van.
  • From 8.00 pm on 20 May 2024 until 6.00 am on 24 May 2024 all parking bays on Quayside and Watergate have been suspended due to a road closure being in operation for Health and Safety reasons in connection with the Tyne Bridge major maintenance works that are being carried out on the Tyne Bridge.  

  • On 22 May 2024 and 23 May 2024 a loading bay and 6 pay to park bays on College Street have been reserved by the O2 City Hall.
  • From 22 May 2024 until 24 May 2024 2 pay to park bays on Carliol Square outside of no. 1 have been reserved from general use.
  • From 24 May 2024 until 27 May 2024 a space in the resident permit holders bays on Balmoral Terrace have been reserved for a utility company.
  • On 24 May 2024 a loading bay and 1 pay to park bay on College Street have been reserved by the O2 City Hall.
  • On 25 May 2024 a loading bay and 9 pay to park bays on College Street have been reserved by the O2 City Hall.
  • On 27 May 2024 all pay to park bays on Fenkle Street have been reserved from general use.
    • The closest alternative on street pay to park bays are located on either, Clayton Street, Clayton Street West, Cross Street or Westgate Road.  In these on street locations there is only a short time period a motorist would be able to park in the on street location.  The maximum time period in each location is printed on the front of each payment machine.  If a motorist requires a longer time period to park their motor vehicle in a pay to park bay, the closest multi storey car park is Grainger Town multi storey car park NE1 4DP. 
  • On 28 May 2024 a loading bay and 5 pay to park bays on Shakespeare Street on the north side of the street have been reserved by the Theatre Royal.
  • On 28 May 2024 and 29 May 2024 6 pay to park bays on Quayside West have been reserved to allow cleansing works to be carried out.
  • From 29 May 224 until 11 June 2024 a space in the residential permit holders bay on Benton Road have been reserved by a utility company.
  • From 29 May 2024 until 31 May 2024 3 spaces in the resident permit holders bays on Woodbine Road have been reserved for a removal lorry.
  • From 29 May 2024 until 4 June 2024 2 spaces in the resident permit holders bays on Newton Road outside of no.85 have been reserved by Northumbrian Water.  
  • From 30 May 2024 until 5 June 2024 between 9.30am and 3.30pm all parking bays on Lonsdale Terrace, Lyndhurst Avenue and West Jesmond Avenue have been suspended due to a road closure being in operation to support the resurfacing works being carried out on the street.  No work will take place at the weekends.
  • From 30 May 2024 until 14 June 2024 3 pay to park bays on Shakespeare Street outside no14-20 have been reserved by a utility company
  • On 31 May 2024 there will be reduced capacity of pay to park bays on Leazes Terrace adjacent to the East Stand of St James Park, all pay to park bays on Barrack Road, a loading bay and all pay to park bays on St James Street and all pay to park bays on Terrace Place have been suspended due to a match day event taking place at St James Park.  

June

  • On 3 June 2024 3 pay to park bays on Dean Street outside of Milburn House have been reserved for a removals van.
  • From 3 June 2024 until 5 June 2024 6 pay to park bays on Quayside West have been reserved to allow cleansing works to be carried out.
  • On 3 June 2024 there will be reduced capacity of pay to park bays on Leazes Terrace adjacent to the East Stand of St James Park, all pay to park bays on Barrack Road, a loading bay and all pay to park bays on St James Street and all pay to park bays on Terrace Place have been suspended due to a match day event taking place at St James.

  • From 4 June 2024 until 6 June 2024 7 pay to park bays on Melbourne Street outside of Marconi House have been reserved for a window cleaning company.
  • On 5 June 2024 6 spaces in the resident permit holders bays on Queens Road have been reserved of a skip and 2 vehicles.
  • On 9 June 2024 between 6.30 pm and 8.15 pm all pay to park bays on Quayside West and Watergate have been suspended due to a road closure being in operation to support the Blaydon Race event.
  • From 10 June 2024 until 21 June 2024 a number of spaces in the residents permit holders bays on Jesmond Park West outside no.60-62 to 64-66 have been reserved by a utility company.
  • On 12 June 2024 all pay to park bays on Pottery Lane have been reserved for a two way stop go system for a Traffic Management company.
    • The closest alternative on street pay to park bays are located on either, Forth Banks or Forth Street.  In these on street locations there is only a short time period a motorist would be able to park in the on street location.  The maximum time period in each location is printed on the front of each payment machine.  If a motorist requires a longer time period to park their motor vehicle in a pay to park bay, the closest alternative off street car parks are located at either, Forth Banks car park NE1 3PN, Merchants House car park NE1 1EE or Pottery Lane car park NE1 3SQ.   
  • Until 19 June 2024 2 spaces in a loading bay on Stowell Street opposite 30-32 have been reserved for a skip.
  • From 19 June 2024 for 7 days 2 sections of Dual use Goods vehicles only loading/taxis bays and a section of pay to park bays on Marlborough Crescent have been suspended due to a road closure being in operation to support the installation of a road crossing floor art work on the road. 
    • The closest alternative on street pay to park bays are located on either, Blandford Square, Clayton Street West, Forth Banks, Forth Street, Scotswood Road or Waterloo Street.  In these on street locations there is only a short time period a motorist would be able to park in the on street location.  The maximum time period in each location is printed on the front of each payment machine.  If a motorist requires a longer time period to park their motor vehicle in a charged parking bay, the closest off street and multi storey car park are located at either, Blandford Square car park NE1 4HZ or Grainger Town multi storey car park NE1 4DP.   
    • The closest alternative designated Goods Vehicles Only loading bay are located on either, Forth Banks or Scotswood Road.   
    • The closest alternative designated loading bay to be used by any motor vehicle is located on Clayton Street West.
    • The closest alternative designated Taxi Rank is located on either, Churchill Street, Forth Street, Orchard Street or South Street.
  • From 23 June 2024 for 1 week, 3 Goods Vehicle Only loading bays and a number of pay to park bays on Stowell Street will be suspended due to a road closure being in operation to support the installation of illuminated Chinese lantern system along the full length of Stowell Street. 
    • The closest alternative designated Goods Vehicles Only loading bays are located on either, Bath Lane, St Andrew’s Street Lower or Westgate Road. 
    • The closest alternative on street pay to park bays are located on either, Bath Lane, Blackfriars Court, Rutherford Street, St Andrew’s Street Lower or Westgate Road.  In these on street locations there would only be a short time period a motorist would be able to park in the on street location. The maximum time period in each on street location is printed on the front of each payment machine.  If a motorist requires a longer time period to park their motor vehicle in a pay to park bay, the closest alternative off street car park and multi storey car park are located at Friars car park NE1 5XE and Grainger Town multi storey car park NE1 4DP. 
  • Until June 2024 2 spaces in a loading bay on Stowell Street opposite 30-32 have been reserved for a skip.

Visit our Permit Parking Schemes page for everything you need to know about areas where permit parking schemes operate and how to apply for permits if you live in an eligible property.


On-street parking provision in Newcastle

Details of on-street parking provision (as advised by the adjacent sign).

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