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 210kb  

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;

  • 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 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 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;

  • Until 08 August 2022 there will be no access to the parking bays in Hood Street due to a road closure on Pilgrim Street;

  • 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 18 August 2022 for 8 weeks between the hours of 7.00 pm until 5.00 am all of the parking bays on Higham Place are suspended due to a road closure being in operation to allow resurfacing works to be carried out;

  • 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;

  • Until 06 September 2022 4 pay and display bays on Worswick Street in front of Worswick Chambers have been reserved as part of a foot way closure to install site hoarding;

  • From 04 July 2022 until 18 September 2022 Market Street will be closed in both directions to all vehicles;

  • 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;

  • From 28 March 2022 until 01 September 2022 2 pay and display bays on Fenkle Street have been reserved for skips to be placed in them;

  • 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.

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

 

August

  • From 08 August 2022 until 19 August 2022 3 spaces in the resident permit holders bays on Ancrum Street opposite Magdalene Court closest to Belle Grove Terrace have been reserved by a Civil Engineering company; 

  • From 08 August 2022 until 19 August 2022 3 spaces in the resident permit holders bays on Goldspink Lane outside no.50-52 have been reserved by a utility company;

  • From 09 August 2022 until 22 August 2022 6 pay and display bays on Heath Court between Aidan House and the right turn onto Manor chare have been reserved by a utility company;

  • From 10 August 2022 until 18 August 2022 6 limited stay bays on West Road outside of no. 15-19 have been reserved by a utility company;
  • From 14 August 2022 until 20 August 2022 between the hours of 11.00 pm and 6.00 am the taxi rank on Orchard Street will be suspended due to a road closure being in operation due to bridge inspection and maintenance works are carried out. The closest alternative taxi rank is located on South Street;
  • From 18 August 2022 until 24 August 2022 8 pay and display bays on Carliol Square outside the entrance to Curtis Mayfield House have been reserved by a film production company;
  • On 19 August 2022 a loading bay and 10 pay and display bays on College Street have been reserved by the O2 City Hall;
  • Until 19 August 2022 a loading bay on Cloth Market has been reserved from general use;
  • On 20 August 2022 there will be reduced capacity of pay and display bays, 2 disabled bays and the Car Club bay on Broad chare have been reserved for traffic access by a Traffic Management company;  
  • On 21 August 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 21 August 2022 the taxi rank on South Street will be suspended due to a road closure being in operation for a crane to operate. The closest alternative taxi rank is located on Orchard Street.
  • On 22 August 2022 3 spaces in the resident permit holders bays on Framlington Place at the rear of 7 and North Terrace have been reserved for a removals van for a removals company;
  • On 22 August 2022 3 spaces in the resident permit holders bays on Woodbine Avenue;  
  • On 22 August 2022 3 spaces in the resident permit holders bays on Woodbine Avenue have been reserved for a removals waggon for a removals company;
  • From 22 August 2022 until 23 September 2022 4 limited stay bays on Grantham Road adjacent to Urban City Jesmond building for vehicle access during scaffolding works have been reserved by the Management company;
  • From 22 August 2022 until 05 September 2022 4 spaces in the resident permit holders bays on Cavendish Place outside of no.75 have been reserved by Northern Gas Networks;
  • From 22 August 2022 until 05 September 2022 approximately 5 limited stay bays on Jesmond Dene Road opposite the junction to Cavendish Road have been reserved by Northern Gas Networks;
  • On 23 August 2022 5 pay and display bays on Clayton Street West outside of the entrance to St Mary’s Cathedral have been reserved for a wedding;
  • On 23 August 2022 4 spaces in the resident permit holders bays on Lavender Gardens have been reserved for a removals van for a removals company;
  • From 24 August 2022 until 26 August 2022 2 spaces in the loading bay on Stowell Street outside of no. 53/52 have been reserved by a utility company;
  • Until 29 August 2022 a pay and display bay on Clayton Street outside of no.76-80 has been reserved for a skip to be put in the bay for a Waste Management company;
  • On 30 August 2022 3 spaces in the resident permit holders bays on Larkspur Terrace have been reserved for a removal van for a removals company;
  • On 30 August 2022 and 31 August 2022 3 spaces in the resident permit holders bays on Kingsland have been reserved for a removal van for a removals company;
  • From 30 August 2022 until 03 October 2022 a loading bay and the taxi rank on the opposite side of the road on  Orchard Street have been reserved for gas main replacement works by Northern Gas Networks. The closest alternative loading bays are located on either Forth Street or Westgate Road.  The nearest alternative taxi rank is located on South Street;
  • On 10 September 2022 and 11 September 2022 a loading bay and 19 pay and display bays on Pitt Street Barrack Road end of the street outside of the Verde Building have been reserved for new student arrivals to the building.

September

  • On 03 September 2022 and 17 September 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 09 September 2022 and 10 September 2022 all parking bays on Broad chare and Quayside all parking bays pay and display bays, loading bay and disabled bay have been suspended due to a road closure being in operation to support the Junior Great North Run and Great North 5km Run events. 
    o    The closest on street pay and display bays are on Akenside Hill, Lombard Street, Manor chare and Queen Street.  These on street pay and display bays only allow a limited time stay period.  If motorists require a longer time period to park in the options for motorists to use whilst the road closure is in operation are Akenside Hill, Dean Street multi storey or Quayside multi storey car parks.  
    o    The closest alternative designated disabled bays are located in either Dean Street or Quayside multi storey car parks.
    o    The closest alternative Goods Vehicles Only loading bays are on either King Street, Lombard Street or Queen Street.
  • On 09 September 2022 and 10 September 2022 all parking bays on Quayside West and Watergate have been suspended due to a road closure being in operation to support the Junior Great North Run and Great North 5km Run events.
  • On 09 September 2022 and 10 September 2022 there will be reduced capacity of pay and display bays on King Street which have been suspended due to a road closure being in operation to support the Junior Great North un and Great North 5km Run events. 
     

October

  • On 08 October 2022, 18 October 2022 and 29 October 2022 there will be reduced capacity of pay and display bays on Leazes Terrace adjacent to the East Stand of St James Park, there will be 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.   

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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