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.

Until 21 June 2021 NHS workers on operational duty can continue to park without charge in pay and display bays in on-street charged parking areas with a NHS permit displayed on the dashboard, which can be obtained via their Line Manager.

The COVID 19 parking pass, which was established following agreement between the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to provide free parking for NHS health, social care or Volunteer responder staff on operational duty was intended for temporary use during the COVID 19 emergency response period.

As the Government outline their roadmap for the lifting of COVID restrictions, with increased mobility expected to result in an increase for demand for parking spaces, it is no longer sustainable to allow this free parking arrangement to continue.  The gov.uk website guidance is being updated to reflect the recommendation that the parking permit will no longer be valid.   From 22 June 2021 the NHS COVID 19 permit will no longer be accepted, so NHS staff on operational duty would need to pay the relevant parking charge if using charged parking areas.


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.

Motorists are advised to carry a supply of coins as the ticket machines generally take 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins. The ticket machines do not give change. Ticket machines are subject to an increased frequency of cleaning to help limit the spread of coronavirus and customers are reminded to maintain social distancing if queueing for ticket machines.  Many on-street charged parking areas have the option of contactless payment via your mobile phone and motorists are encouraged to use this payment channel. 


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

Until further notice/long-term:

  • From 28 May 2020 until further notice all pay and display bays on Queen Victoria Road and St Thomas Terrace have been suspended from general use.  This is due to road layout changes being made at these locations;
  • From 30 July 2020 until further notice there will be a reduced number of pay and display bays and a loading bay available on the East side of Grey Street (where traffic goes down towards Dean Street and the Quayside), due to  physical works to the road network and pavement areas taking place to support the introduction of new social measures and safer cycling routes; all bays on the West side (where traffic went up towards the Monument) have been removed as part of the physical works;

  • Until further notice there is reduced capacity of pay and display bays on Quayside West due to social distancing measures being in operation for the Riverside;

    Until further notice there are reduced capacity of pay and display bays and loading bays on Grey Street due to social distancing measures being in operation for the continued existence of wider foot paths on this street;

  • Until further notice there is reduced capacity in the loading bay and dual use pay and display/taxi bays on the south side of Shakespeare Street for the introduction of social distancing measures;

  • Until further notice the capacity of the limited stay bays outside 1 Boyd Street has been reduced due to the introduction of social distancing measures;

  • Until further notice the taxi rank on The Close outside Tiger Hornsby between 6.30pm and 8.00am is not in service due to the introduction of social distancing measures;

  • Until further notice 2 pay and display bays on King Street outside Sabatini’s restaurant have been reserved from general use;

  • Until further notice 5 pay and display bays on High Bridge Square have been reserved for a pavement café to be installed outside Baltic 39;

  • Until 31 December 2022 3 spaces in the loading bay on Nun Street have been reserved by a construction company;

  • From 08 August 2022 until 07 August 2023 Market Street all parking bays between John Dobson Street and Pilgrim Street for Carliol House facade retention work for Bowmer and Kirkland;

  • From 25 August 2022 until 23 February 2023 access into all of the parking bays on St Andrew’s Street Upper will only be via it’s junction with Gallowgate due to a road closure being in operation for Strawberry Lane between its junctions with Strawberry Place and St Andrew’s Street Upper;

  • 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;

  • Until 31 August 2023 6 pay and display bays on Park Terrace have been reserved for an exclusion zone for a footpath diversion;

  • Until further notice, there will be reduced  capacity of pay and display bays on Tankerville Terrace due to the introduction of social distancing measures;

  • Until further notice, the disabled bay on Tankerville Terrace will be suspended from use due to the introduction of social distancing measures. The next nearest disabled bay is located on Burdon Terrace;

  • Until 18 November 2022 2 pay and display bays on Collingwood Street outside of no. 9-17 has been reserved for skips, van and deliveries have been reserved from general use;   

  • From 10 January 2022 until 25 November 2022 3 pay and display bays on Collingwood Street have been reserved for a skip, material drop off and hoist landing area for a construction company;

  • From 08 August 2022 until 07 August 2023 all parking bays on Market Street have been suspended by a construction company for the large redevelopment of this area;

  • Until further notice all bays on Ridley Place (that is pay and display bays, loading bays and disabled bays) will be inaccessible due to a road closure being in operation for highway improvement work to be carried out.

  • From 18 November 2022 until 5 May 2023 2 limited stay bays on Acorn Road have been reserved by a utility company;

  • Until 23 December 2022 3 pay and display bays on Nun Street outside of 26-28 have been reserved by a Development company.

There are a series of road closures in 2022 on Shakespeare Street to support the operation of the Theatre Royal.  Please see further information here

November

  • From 21 November 2022 until 16 December 2022 a loading bay on the Quayside outside of 55-57 Quayside has been reserved for a construction company;
  • From 23 November 2022 until 29 November 2022 2 pay and display bays on Jesmond Road West outside of the Robinson Library have been reserved to park and access works vehicle for works on a meter in a nearby verge for Northumbrian Water;
  • On 25 November 2022 3 spaces in the resident permit holder bays on Woodbine Road have been reserved for a removals van for a removals company;
  • Until 25 November 2022 a pay and display bay on Castle Garth closest to Castle Keep entrance has been reserved for repairs and construction works;
  • Until 25 November 2022 a space in the resident permit holder bays on Causey Street has been reserved for a Welfare Unit to be installed on the street for a Building Solutions company. 
  • Until 25 November 2022 3 pay and display bays on Carliol Square have been reserved for vans for a Civil Engineering company. 
  • On 26 November 2022 a loading bay and 5 pay and display bays on College Street have been reserved by the O2 City Hall.
  • On 27 November 2022 there will be reduced capacity of pay and display bays on Leazes Terrace adjacent to the East Stand of St James Park, reduced capacity of pay and display bays on St Andrew’s Street Upper, all of the pay and display bays and loading bay on St James Street and all of the pay and display bays on Terrace Place have been suspended to support a match day event taking place at St James Park. 
  • On 27 November 2022 8 pay and display bays, loading bay and disabled bay on Fenkle Street have been reserved from general use.
    o    The closest alternative on street pay and display bays are on either Clayton Street, Clayton Street West, Cross Street and Westgate Road.
    o    The closest alternative designated disabled bays are on either Clayton Street, Clayton Street West or Cross Street.
    o    The closest alternative designated Goods Vehicles Only loading bays are on either Clayton Street or Clayton Street West. 
  • On 29 November 2022 5 pay and display bays on Dean Street the first 5 bays outside of Four Quarters have been reserved for the delivery of commercial items;
  • On 29 November 2022 3 spaces in the resident permit holder bays on Bayswater Road have been reserved for a removals lorry for a removals company;
  • From 29 November 2022 until 1 December 2022 5 spaces in the resident permit holder bays on Burdon Terrace have been reserved by a utility company.  

December

  • From 1 December 2022 until 21 December 2022 a pay and display bay on Grey Street outside of Norfolk House has been reserved from general use;
  • On 1 December 2022 a loading bay and 12 pay and display bays on College Street have been reserved by the O2 City Hall;
  • On 1 December 2022 6 pay and display bays on Northumberland Road 3 pay and display bays outside of the City Hall and 3 pay and display bays outside of Bert Hall have been reserved by the O2 City Hall;
  • On 5 December 2022 3 spaces in the resident permit holder bays on Elsdon Road for a removals van for a removals company;
  • On 5 December 2022 3 spaces in the resident permit holder bays on Woodbine Road have been reserved for a removals van for a removals company;
  • On 17 December, 21 December and 31 December 2022 there will be reduced capacity of pay and display bays on Leazes Terrace adjacent to the East Stand of St James Park, reduced capacity of pay and display bays on St Andrew’s Street Upper, all of the pay and display bays and loading bay on St James Street and all of the pay and display bays on Terrace Place have been suspended to support a match day event taking place at St James Park..   

January

  • On 15 January 2023 there will be reduced capacity of pay and display bays on Leazes Terrace adjacent to the East Stand of St James Park, reduced capacity of pay and display bays on St Andrew’s Street Upper, all of the pay and display bays on St James Street and all of the pay and display bays on Terrace Place have been suspended to support a match day event taking place at St James Park.
     

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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