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 8 January 2024 until 28 April 2024 2 pay and display bays on Westgate Road the pay and display bays are just after it's junction with St James Boulevard have been reserved by the highways section of Newcastle City Council.
  • From 8 January 2024 for 18 weeks all pay to park bays on Rutherford Street have been suspended due to a road closure being in operation.
  • From 8 January 2024 for 18 weeks there will be reduced capacity of charged parking bays on Bath Lane as well as the disabled bay and loading bay being suspended due to a road closure being in operation.
    • The closest alternative on street pay to park bays are located on either, Blackfriars Court, Blandford Square, St Andrew’s Street Lower, Waterloo Street 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 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 and multi storey car park are located at either, Blandford Square car park NE1 4HZ, Blandford Street East car park NE1 4HZ, Friars car park NE1 5XE OR Grainger Town multi storey car park NE1 4DP.
    • The closest alternative designated Goods Vehicles Only loading bays are located on either St Andrew’s Street Lower or on Westgate Road. 
    • The closest alternative designated loading bays for use by any motor vehicle are located on St Andrew’s Street Lower.,   
    • The closest alternative designated disabled bays are located in Grainger Town multi storey car park NE1 4DP. 
  • 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.

    April

  • On 16 April 2024 and 17 April 2024 a loading bay on Ridley Place on the south side of the street has been reserved by the Engineers section of Newcastle City Council.
  • Until 17 April 2024 2 spaces in a loading bay on Stowell Street opposite no.30-32 have been reserved for a skip.
  • On 17 April 2024 12 spaces in the resident permit holders bays on Horatio Street have been reserved for film crew vehicles for a film company.
  • On 17 April 2024 10 pay to park bays on Pitt Street opposite Spring Street and Spring Garden Lane have been reserved for film crew vehicles for a film company.
  • On 18 April 2024 a loading bay and 3 pay to park bays on College Street have been reserved by the O2 City Hall.
  • On 17 April 2024 on Queen Street there will be delays for motorists to access and exit this street due to a stop go system being in place for traffic management during short periods of the day to allow for filming to take place for a film company.   
  • From 18 April 2024 until 1 May 2024 a space in a loading bay and 2 pay to park bays on Shakespeare Street on the south side of the street outside no.14-20 have been reserved by a utility company.
  • Until 18 April 2024 2 spaces in the resident permit holders’ bays on Acorn Road have been reserved for a skip and a van.
  • On 19 April 2024 a loading bay and 6 pay to park bays on College Street have been reserved by the O2 City Hall. 
  • On 20 April 2024 a loading bay on College Street has been reserved by the O2 City Hall.
  • On 22 April 2024 3 pay to park bays on Cross Street outside of no 2-10 have been reserved for vans and foot way works.
  • On 22 April 2024 all parking bays on Queen Street, Lombard Street, King Street Quayside around the Premier Inn have been reserved to allow a pest control company to repair bird netting.  
  • From 26 April 2024 until 8 May 2024 4 pay to park bays on Richardson Road have been reserved to allow long vehicles to turn into the park.
  • On 27 April 2024 there will be reduced capacity of pay to park bays on Leazes Terrace adjacent to the East Stand of St James Park, reduced capacity of pay to park bays on St Andrew’s Street Upper, 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.
  • From 29 April 2024 until 1 May 2024 between 10.00 pm and 6.00 am 6 pay to park bays on Quayside West have been reserved to allow for cleansing works to be carried out.

    May

  • On 2 May 2024 and 3 May 2024 2 disabled bays on Benton Road Service Lane have been reserved by an Elevated access platform company.
  • On 3 May 2024 4 pay to park bays on Fenkle Street have been reserved for a charity event.
  • From 6 May 2024 until 31 May 2024 3 spaces in the resident permit holders’ bays on Ancrum Street have been reserved for skips.
  • From 7 May 2024 until 9 May 2024 between 10.00 pm and 6.00 am 6 pay to park bays on Quayside West have been reserved to allow for cleansing works to be carried out. 
  • On 8 May 2024 9 pay to park bays on Manor Chare opposite Manor Chare apartments have been reserved to allow traffic to flow on the street for a Traffic Management company.
  • Until 8 May 2024 4 spaces in the disabled bay on Richardson Road have been reserved for two way traffic lights for a Traffic Management company. 
  • On 11 May 2024 all pay to park bays on Clavering Arch have been reserved to allow for the inspection of the railway bridge.
  • On 11 May 2024 from 10.00 pm until 6.00 am on 12 May 2024 all pay to park bays on Clavering Arch have been suspended due to a road closure being in operation. 
  • On 11 May 2024 there will be reduced capacity of pay to park bays on Leazes Terrace adjacent to the East Stand of St James Park, reduced capacity of pay to park bays on St Andrew’s Street Upper, 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. 

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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