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Newcastle Central Station was opened in 1850, when Newcastle was at the height of its prosperity, which still shows today. The portico on Neville Street is a Grade I listed building and the whole structure retains an air of grandeur. Right beside it is the new Stephenson Quarter with office buildings, a college and a hotel. But where to park at Newcastle Station?
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The first thing to be said is that parking right outside the station, except to drop off and pick up, is out of the question. The road is too busy, and the police and traffic wardens too vigilant. And make sure the person you’re picking up is already outside – don’t leave your car while you look for them. Having said that, provided that you can walk for at least five minutes, Newcastle has 2,200 on-street parking spaces available. This is not a city that discourages motorists, and it’s blessed with wide roads in the centre. Parking spaces are Pay and Display, or you can pay with your mobile phone. Parking near Newcastle Station will be charged between 09:00 and 18:30 every day, except Christmas Day. The Alive After Five programme for off-street parking does not apply to on-street parking.
There are 47 surface car parks and 8 multi-storey car parks in the city centre, within walking distance of the station. The nearest is the Stephenson Quarter Car Park with 360 parking spaces, where charges from Monday to Sunday range between £1.30 an hour to £12 for 24 hours. It’s open 24 hours and card payments are accepted. CCTV is in operation.
Alive After Five is a programme, which enables all council-operated, multi-storey car parks, except the Stadium Car Park, to open for free after 5pm, Monday to Saturday.
Newcastle is very well served by public transport, including the Tyne & Wear Metro (use this for the airport, too) and buses.
Blue Badge holders are charged for parking bays in the City Council’s eight multi-storey car parks. Because of mobility problems, one hour is provided free for every hour that is paid for. There is no charge for on-street parking spaces for Blue Badge holders, and parking spaces near Newcastle Station intended for disabled users are clearly marked.
These do not apply to parking near Newcastle Station, but the city has a number of zones further out where parking is restricted in favour of local residents.
Normal charges apply, except on Christmas Day, when parking is free.
The Metro will take you to Whitley Bay and Tynemouth, but take a train or bus further north and you’ll see one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe, with a refreshing lack of crowds. To the south, a bus will get you to Beamish, a great evocation of how life used to be for the masses during its former years as the European industrial heartland.
In Newcastle itself, the Town Moor is 1,000 acres of common land, bigger than Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath put together. Or simply explore the city on foot and see the cathedral with its lantern spire and the quayside, once a busy shipping port and now a centre of culture, history and good food.