City Centre parking this Christmas

City Centre parking this Christmas

With the re-opening of non-essential retail from Wednesday 2 December, we’re expecting the city centre and the main car parks on Percy Street to be very busy.

To help avoid overcrowding in the city centre shopping areas and reduce traffic congestion on key routes, we are asking people to plan ahead of their visit to the city centre, by considering quieter times and using car parks in the outskirts of the city centre, which are listed below.

Information on how busy the city centre is, along with which car parks have spaces, their postcodes for sat nav and walking distance from the main retail centre, are available to help people plan ahead and decide when to shop.

Electronic road signs will also provide up to date travel and parking information at key points to enable drivers to change route in time to reach an alternative car park.

As well as parking in one of the least busy car parks we are also encouraging people to use contactless payment methods – such as pay by phone – where possible.

Additional cleaning through city council car parks is taking place to keep people safe and parking staff will be directing drivers at the main multi-storey car parks to help them to find a space as quickly as possible.

A map showing the locations of car parks around the edge of Newcastle city centre along with information about each car park.

Alternative car parks, which are all between five and 15 minutes’ walk from the main shopping areas, include Grainger Town, Oxford Street, Dean Street, Manors, Quayside, Claremont Road, St Georges’, Civic Centre and Stadium (NUFC).

There are seven multi-storey car parks which are part of the Alive after Five scheme, which means people can park for free after 5pm Monday to Saturday.

The seven multi-storeys which are part of Alive after Five are Grainger Town, Eldon Square, Eldon Garden, Oxford Street, Dean Street, Manors and Quayside car parks.

Please remember hands, face and space at all times.

Alternative car parks to use include:

Car park

 

Location

Opening hours

Number of spaces

 

Cost to park

Distance / ave walk time from shops

 

Grainger Town

 

NE1 4DN

Open 6am until midnight, 7 days a week

 

401

£1.10/hr

£7.00 full day

 

£3.00 fixed charge Sunday

11 minutes

Oxford Street

 

NE1 8BS

Open 8am-Midnight 7 days a week

 

139

£1.40/hr

 

£3.00 fixed charge Sunday

5 minutes

Dean Street

 

NE1 1PG

Mon - Sun 7am – Midnight

 

257

£1.60/hr

 

£3.00 fixed charge Sunday

7 minutes

Manors

 

NE1 2BE

Mon-Sat 8am-10pm Sun 10am-6pm

 

485

£1.10/hr

£8.00 full day

 

£3.00 fixed charge Sunday

7 minutes

Quayside

 

NE1 2AQ

Mon - Sun 7am – Midnight

 

499

£1.10/hr

£8.00 full day

 

£3.00 fixed charge Sunday

15 minutes

Claremont Road

 

NE2 4AN

Weekends only

 

(NHS Mon-Fri)

 

219

£1.50/hr

 

£3.00 fixed charge Sunday

 

12 minutes

St George’s

 

 NE2 1DF

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

 

139

£0.90/hr

 

£3.00 fixed charge Sunday

10 minutes

Civic Centre

 

NE1 8PB

Sat, Sun and Bank Hols 8am - 6pm

 

267 (on weekends)

£1.40/hr

 

£3.00 fixed charge Sunday

6 minutes

Stadium Car Park

(NUFC)

 

NE1 4ST

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

(non-match days only)

 

545

£0.70/hr

 

£3.00 fixed charge Sunday

10 minutes

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