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Where to park near Durham Station? Durham’s history, as a place where ecclesiastical and political power were combined in the Prince Bishops, made it important for centuries after the Norman invasion. The station is deceptively small for what is at once a station on the London to Edinburgh main line and a centre for local travel.
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Where there are no yellow lines, you can park – but observe time limits on any sign by the road. The only pay and display parking spaces in Durham City are in the controlled parking zones. From 6pm until 8am, and all day Sunday, there is no charge to park in these bays.
There is a car park at Durham Station, but it is not large. Stopping to drop off or pick up passengers is not usually a problem; you need to arrive early on weekdays to be sure of finding a space in the car park. There are three surface car parks in Durham; Providence Row has only 19 parking spaces and costs 30p per half hour, while Sidegate has 107 spaces at £3.60 for the day, and The Sands has 136 spaces with charges ranging from £1.60 for 2 hours to £4.80 for 6 hours.
There are four privately operated multi-storey car parks:
Durham has a first class bus service, both within and around the city and connecting with other towns and cities, eased by its closeness to the A1(M), with Newcastle to the north and Yorkshire to the south, and the A19 to Darlington, with Sunderland only a short hop away.
The rail network is equally convenient, both to London and Edinburgh, and to places nearer the city.
A blue badge entitles the holder to park for a maximum of three hours on a single or double yellow line, provided there is no loading restriction in place and the vehicle does not obstruct traffic. Display the blue badge and set the disc clock to the arrival time. A blue badge also allows the holder to park in a pay and display bay for an unlimited time and at no charge.
Durham has Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs); you’ll know if you’re in one because there will be signs saying so. Only residents can park in a CPZ between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Outside those times, parking is free to anyone. Residents can buy scratch cards for visitors.
A single yellow line on the road means: no parking during the hours shown on the sign at the side of the street. A double yellow line means: no parking at any time, unless you have a blue badge and, even then, only subject to certain conditions.
Pay and display bays are free of charge on Sundays and bank holidays.