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  185kb

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 6.30pm, on the days for the location, as indicated on the ticket machine. These charges apply between 8am and 6.30pm, every day in the City Centre. These charges also apply between 8am and 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday outside of the City Centre. 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.

The Alive after Five initiative that operates in most of the Council operated multi-storey car parks does not apply for on-street parking areas. Further details about Alive after Five can be found here.

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;

  • From 23 November 2020 for a period of 18 months, there will be reduced  capacity of pay and display bays on Tankerville Terrace due to the introduction of social distancing measures;

  • From 23 November 2020 for a period of 18 months, 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;

  • From 11 January 2021 for 26 weeks 3 pay and display bays on Bath Lane from Citygate car park to Stowell Street have been reserved due to highway works;

  • Until further notice all bays on Quayside West have been reserved from general use due to the introduction of social distancing measures;

  • Until further notice all bays on Grey Street have been reserved from general use due to work being undertaken to widen the footpaths;

  • 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 a loading bay on the east side of Pilgrim Street closest to the 55 Degrees North roundabout has been reserved from general use;

  • 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 capacity of the pay and display bays on Ridley Place has been reduced due to the introduction of social distancing measures;

  • Until further notice the tax 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;

  • From 11 August 2021 for 13 weeks there will be reduced capacity of pay and display bays on Bath Lane due to a road closure;

  • Until 11 April 2022 2 pay and display bays on King Street outside Sabatini’s restaurant have been reserved from general use;

  • Until 11 April 2022 5 pay and display bays on High Bridge Square have been reserved for a pavement café to be installed outside Baltic 39.

  • From 16 August 2021 to 26 June 2022 3 spaces in the loading bay on Nun Street have been reserved by a construction company;
  • Until 15 July 2022 3 pay and display bays on Melbourne Street outside Marconi House have been reserved by a construction company;
  • Until 31 August 2023 6 pay and display bays on Park Terrace have been reserved for an exclusion zone for a footpath diversion;

September

  • From 14 September 2021 to 20 September 2021 2, disabled bays outside of Benton Barbers and 2 x permit holder limited stay bays outside of Greggs have been reserved by a Traffic Management company.

  • From 15 September 2021 until 21 September 2021 4 limited stay bays outside 171-181 Chillingham Road have been reserved for a utility company;

  • On 17  September 2021 a pay and display bay in Heywood’s Court car park has been reserved from general use.

  • On 17 September 2021 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 bays on St James' Street and all the pay and display bays on Terrace Place have been reserved to support match day operations at St James' Park; 

  • On 17 September 2021 and 18 September 2021 on Windsor Terrace 28 bays adjacent to 5 Gurney House and Hodgkin House have been reserved by Newcastle University Accommodation Services.

  • On 17 September 2021 and 18 September 2021 On Park Terrace 32 pay and display bays from it’s junction with Kensington Terrace have been reserved by Newcastle University Accommodation Services.

  • From 17 September 2021 until 19 September 2021 On Grainger Street a loading bay outside Greggs plus Bigg Market loading bay at the top of the street for Unite students Newgate Court;

  • On 18 September 2021 on Clayton Street a loading bay in front of Caspars has been reserved by AMG 02;

  • On 18 September 2021 On College Street 4 pay and display bays and a loading bay have been reserved by O2 City Hall;

  • On 18 September 2021 and 19 September 2021 19 pay and display bays and a loading bay at the bottom end of Pitt Street near Barrack Road have been reserved for a new student intake;

  • On 18 September 2021 from 4.00pm until 19 September 2021 8.00am all bays on Shakespeare Street will be inaccessible due to a road closure;

  • On 18 September 2021 there will reduced capacity of limited stay bays on Elswick East Terrace due to a road closure;

  • On 19 September 2021 10 pay and display bays and a loading bay on Fenkle Street have been reserved by O2 Academy;

  • On 20 September 2021 On Fenkle Street 10 pay and display bays, a loading bay, a disabled bay and motor cycle bay have been reserved by the O2 Academy.

  • On 20  September 2021 on Helmsley Road 2 spaces in the resident permit bays have been reserved by a removal company

  • On 20 September 2021 from 8.00am until 22 September 2021 8.00am all bays on Shakespeare Street will be inaccessible due to a road closure;

  • On 20 September 2021 14 pay and display bays and a loading bay on College Street have been reserved by the O2 City Hall;
  • From 20 September 2021 to 22 October 2021 6 pay and display bays on Carliol Square have been reserved due to repairs to a footbridge;
  • On 20 September 2021 and 21 September 2021 a pay and display bay on Kensington Terrace outside the Stephenson Building has been reserved by Northern Gas Networks;
  • On 21 September 2021 12 pay and display bays on Burdon Terrace have been reserved by Newcastle High School for Girls;
  • On 21 September 2021 3 permit bays on St George’s Terrace have been reserved for removals work;
  • On 22 September 2021 14 pay and display bays and a loading bay on College Street have been reserved by O2 City Hall;
  • On 23 September 2021 2 pay and display bays and a loading bay on Fenkle Street have been reserved by O2 Academy;
  • From 23 September 2021 to 29 September 2021 5 limited stay bays on Acorn Road have been reserved by an utility company;
  • On 25 September 2021 9 pay and display bays and a loading bay on Pitt Street outside Verde building have been reserved for a new student intake;
  • On 25 September 2021 from 4.00pm until 26 September 2021 8.00am all bays on Shakespeare Street will be inaccessible due to a road closure;

  • On 26 September 2021 14 pay and display bays and a loading bay on College Street have been reserved by O2 City Hall;
  • On 26 September 2021 4 pay and display bays on Northumberland Road have been reserved by O2 City Hall;

     

  • On 26 September 2021 all parking bays (pay and display, disabled bay and taxi rank) will be out of service on St Andrew’s Street Upper between 4.00am and 12.00 noon due to a road closure;

  • On 27 September 2021 from 8.00am until 02 October 2021 8.00am all bays on Shakespeare Street will be inaccessible due to a road closure;

  • Until 30 September 2021 4 pay and display bays and a disabled bay on St Andrew’s Street Upper have been reserved for entry into an adjacent construction site;

October

  • On 17 October 2021 and 30 October 2021  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 bays on St James' Street and all the pay and display bays on Terrace Place have been reserved to support match day operations at St James' Park;
  • From 23 August 2021 to 18 October 2021 on Cloth Market the loading bay has been reserved by a traffic management company to allow for traffic movement;
  • On 23 October 2021 from 4.00pm until 26 October 2021 8.00am all bays on Shakespeare Street will be inaccessible due to a road closure;
  •  On 30 October 2021 from 4.00pm until 31 October 2021 8.00am all bays on Shakespeare Street will be inaccessible due to a road closure;

November

  • On 02 November 2021 from 8.00am until 06 November 2021 8.00am all bays on Shakespeare Street will be inaccessible due to a road closure;
  • On 08 November 2021 from 8.00am until 10 November 2021 8.00am all bays on Shakespeare Street will be inaccessible due to a road closure;
  • On 13 November 2021 from 4.00pm until 18 November 2021 8.00am all bays on Shakespeare Street will be inaccessible due to a road closure;
  • On 21 November 2021 all parking bays (pay and display, disabled bay and taxi rank) will be out of service on St Andrew’s Street Upper between 4.00am and 12.00 noon due to a road closure;
  • On 28 November 2021 all parking bays (pay and display, disabled bay and taxi rank) will be out of service on St Andrew’s Street Upper between 4.00am and 12.00 noon due to a road closure;

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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