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    Parking in Newcastle this Saturday

    Im going to be in Newcastle on Saturday just for the day. But im wondering whether to drive down and park or take the train.

    The car will give me a bit more flexibility for time keeping, so im wondering if this is a good idea or if someone has a better one:

    Drive to Metro centre and park the car there, leaving it there. Take the train from the metro centre into Newcastle Train station itself, (since that is where Ill be meeting some pals)

    Anyone think of a better idea for parking in Newcastle or can recommend somewhere better? I chose Metro centre since it was free.

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    Banned

    What time are you planning to arrive and leave?

    Original Poster

    Looking to arrive around 10am and leave about 5pm- ish.

    Parking in Newcastle city centre is a nightmare unless you get in early. Very expensive to be honest but if you're going for a full day you can park in Eldon Garden Car park right in city centre its £5 for all day.

    Original Poster

    mum2littleangels

    Parking in Newcastle city centre is a nightmare unless you get in early. … Parking in Newcastle city centre is a nightmare unless you get in early. Very expensive to be honest but if you're going for a full day you can park in Eldon Garden Car park right in city centre its £5 for all day.



    Is it definetly only £5 for the whole day? Looking at newcastle.gov.uk/cor…are it just says £1.60 per hour.

    hippyharry

    Is it definetly only £5 for the whole day? Looking … Is it definetly only £5 for the whole day? Looking athttp://www.newcastle.gov.uk/core.nsf/a/carparkeldonsquare it just says £1.60 per hour.



    Yes its £5 for a full day done it lots during the week when I've a hair appt and its £1 on a Sunday

    eldon-square.co.uk/Vis…are

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    There isn't a train station at the metro centre so good luck with that, … There isn't a train station at the metro centre so good luck with that, there is a cheap car park towards the quay side.70p an hour:[url=http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/core.nsf/a/carparkquaysidemultistorey]http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/core.nsf/a/carparkquaysidemultistorey[/url]Or park in one of the metro station car parks instead.



    It says here theres a train station?

    http://www.metrocentre.uk.com/getting_here(By_Train)-2318.htm

    Metrocentre is on the national rail network and has its own train station.

    dcx_badass

    There isn't a train station at the metro centre so good luck with that, … There isn't a train station at the metro centre so good luck with that, there is a cheap car park towards the quay side.70p an hour:[url=http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/core.nsf/a/carparkquaysidemultistorey]http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/core.nsf/a/carparkquaysidemultistorey[/url]Or park in one of the metro station car parks instead.


    There is a train station at the metro centre

    dcx_badass

    There isn't a train station at the metro centre so good luck with that, … There isn't a train station at the metro centre so good luck with that, there is a cheap car park towards the quay side.70p an hour:[url=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">[url=http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/core.nsf/a/carparkquaysidemultistorey]http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/core.nsf/a/carparkquaysidemultistorey[/url]Or park in one of the metro station car parks instead.

    Metrocentre is on the national rail network and has its own train … Metrocentre is on the national rail network and has its own train station.


    There is, small and naffy but it exists
    en.wikipedia.org/wik…ion
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f6/Metro_Centre_station_-_geograph.org.uk_-_221093.jpg

    Edited by: "Paddy_o_furniture" 26th Jan 2011

    Original Poster

    Paddy_o_furniture

    [quote=] There is, small and naffy but it exists



    Small and naffy doesnt bother me. Just need to get a train into the city from there.

    If thats the case, im dumping the car at metro centre, walk through the centre, over the bridge, get the train and hey ho.

    Suits me.

    hippyharry

    Small and naffy doesnt bother me. Just need to get a train into the city … Small and naffy doesnt bother me. Just need to get a train into the city from there.If thats the case, im dumping the car at metro centre, walk through the centre, over the bridge, get the train and hey ho.Suits me.


    or get the 100 bus (shuttle service) takes you straight into town, only stops in the city centre after leaving the metrocentre, they operate about every couple of minutes peak times.

    Original Poster

    Paddy_o_furniture

    or get the 100 bus (shuttle service) takes you straight into town, only … or get the 100 bus (shuttle service) takes you straight into town, only stops in the city centre after leaving the metrocentre, they operate about every couple of minutes peak times.



    Superb! Will keep that in mind. Think its a certainty Ill dump the car at the shopping centre now.

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    It's not on the metro is it? Even the Geordie's I asked said there wasn't … It's not on the metro is it? Even the Geordie's I asked said there wasn't a station there!



    I dont think its a metro station, but its a standard train station. Google Streetview even shows its there and their maps also show it linked to the city centre. Train is £2.10 each way.


    No it's a proper national rail train station, not a metro station.
    dcx_badass

    It's not on the metro is it? Even the Geordie's I asked said there wasn't … It's not on the metro is it? Even the Geordie's I asked said there wasn't a station there!

    Paddy_o_furniture

    or get the 100 bus (shuttle service) takes you straight into town, only … or get the 100 bus (shuttle service) takes you straight into town, only stops in the city centre after leaving the metrocentre, they operate about every couple of minutes peak times.


    Bus in honesty is quicker than the train, train and bus stations are in close proximity,
    Edited by: "Paddy_o_furniture" 26th Jan 2011

    Where are you travelling from? You could use one of the fringe metro stations.

    Goonieman

    Where are you travelling from? You could use one of the fringe metro … Where are you travelling from? You could use one of the fringe metro stations.



    This. If coming from the North of Newcastle, park up somewhere around Bank Foot/Kingston Park or Wansbeck Rd in Gosforth. Hop on the metro and 15 mins later can jump off at Haymarket/Monument/Central Station.

    If coming from the South maybe park near Gateshead Stadium? Or drive over the Bridge, come off the A167 towards Wallsend and park next to Manors ... or go over Byker Bridge and park at East End Library/Pool which is near Byker Metro.

    TUSSFC

    This. If coming from the North of Newcastle, park up somewhere around … This. If coming from the North of Newcastle, park up somewhere around Bank Foot/Kingston Park or Wansbeck Rd in Gosforth. Hop on the metro and 15 mins later can jump off at Haymarket/Monument/Central Station.If coming from the South maybe park near Gateshead Stadium? Or drive over the Bridge, come off the A167 towards Wallsend and park next to Manors ... or go over Byker Bridge and park at East End Library/Pool which is near Byker Metro.

    Park your car in Byker???? Northumberland Park metro has a purpose built multi level car park and is only a short trip into town. Metrocentre is a safe bet for parking though

    Paddy_o_furniture

    Park your car in Byker???? Northumberland Park metro has a purpose built … Park your car in Byker???? Northumberland Park metro has a purpose built multi level car park and is only a short trip into town. Metrocentre is a safe bet for parking though



    Erm yes. I live in Heaton and regularly leave my car in the swmming pool car park ... never had a single issue? Not suggesting parking up on Raby Way, etc. Byker's reputation is worse than its bite :-p

    Northumberland Park is OK (I work nearby) but there are so many other stations with FREE street parking which are closer to town.

    If you know the area, I'd even consider parking in Sandyford and walking into town.

    It all depends where you are coming from? - if you can tell us this then we can advise

    The Metrocentre is free (and yes, there is a train station)... trains every 15/20mins or so. Also, as said, theres the 100 shuttle bus from the station (blue carpark), and iirc just £3.40 for an all day ticket (train will be £2.60 return)

    trains from metro at: 08:40, 09:15, 09:49, 10:15 then every 15-20mins
    trains from newcastle at 16:46, 16:56, 17:12, 17:54 and every 20mins til after 20:00

    MC tends to get busy at 9:00am onwards especially a Saturday, but tbh, its going to be your best. (if you cark in the coach/overflow carpark even better as you can use the backroads to get out of the Metrocentre area itself, but again, really depends on where you are coming from/going to afterwards)

    Original Poster

    Disco

    It all depends where you are coming from? - if you can tell us this then … It all depends where you are coming from? - if you can tell us this then we can advise The Metrocentre is free (and yes, there is a train station)... trains every 15/20mins or so. Also, as said, theres the 100 shuttle bus from the station (blue carpark), and iirc just £3.40 for an all day ticket (train will be £2.60 return)trains from metro at: 08:40, 09:15, 09:49, 10:15 then every 15-20minstrains from newcastle at 16:46, 16:56, 17:12, 17:54 and every 20mins til after 20:00MC tends to get busy at 9:00am onwards especially a Saturday, but tbh, its going to be your best. (if you cark in the coach/overflow carpark even better as you can use the backroads to get out of the Metrocentre area itself, but again, really depends on where you are coming from/going to afterwards)



    Im coming from the A69 from Scotland. Down the M74, then cutting across the country to Newcastle.

    A69 will take you to the A1, you can then drive to Metrocentre from there?

    Original Poster

    Paddy_o_furniture

    A69 will take you to the A1, you can then drive to Metrocentre from there?



    Yupp. Thats my thinking. I apreciated all the help everyones giving here!

    Whenever we go to Newcastle we park just past the stadium (St James's) there is a small covered car park there and it is not expensive and never normally busy. I'm from Carlisle so go along the A69, it's the first car park you come to really

    Sat nav could possibly help
    Edited by: "RosieWoo" 26th Jan 2011

    But I do think the Metro Centre is a better suggestion lol

    hippyharry

    Yupp. Thats my thinking. I apreciated all the help everyones giving here! … Yupp. Thats my thinking. I apreciated all the help everyones giving here!



    Kingston Park is also an option ... 2 junctions Northbound on the A1 (from the A69).

    If you do park at the metro centre as a previous person typed the best bet is to get the number 100 bus this will drop t
    You directly into the heart of the shopping and the buses come back and forth every 2 mins buy a return ticket and it will work out cheaper stuff the train you will be waiting too long.The metro centre parking is very secure Happy Days

    Leave the car at mine (just off A69) and i'll be your driver for the day!! .. Your nearest metro with parking will be Bankfoot - priced at £1.60 for the full day. A metro return will cost you (iirc) £3.00 (Sat Nav may help you here), so the best bet (again) is the MC imo

    @tommycooper - the train is only £2.60 return - cheaper than the bus by £1.00 (or more if buying a return). You only wait 15mins at most for train and it takes you 5 mins and right into the heart of Newc*stle.
    Edited by: "Disco" 26th Jan 2011

    OR you could leave your car in Carlisle and get the 685 bus for £5.90ish all the way to Eldon Square, but it takes you though every freaking tiny village. Actually no only a stupid person would do (or suggest) that

    Banned

    I'll have to get up to newcastle soon.

    I went to the metro centre about 15 year's ago.

    RosieWoo

    OR you could leave your car in Carlisle and get the 685 bus for £5.90ish … OR you could leave your car in Carlisle and get the 685 bus for £5.90ish all the way to Eldon Square, but it takes you though every freaking tiny village. Actually no only a stupid person would do (or suggest) that



    mite as well leave it at Carlisle Train Station, and train it in for £7.00. Tbh, Metrocentre is DEFINATELY your best and only option. Its an hour from Carlisle

    Discothe train drops you off at Central station this is on the outskirts of the city centre the bus is way faster I use it all the time Smb

    TommyCooper

    Discothe train drops you off at Central station this is on the outskirts … Discothe train drops you off at Central station this is on the outskirts of the city centre the bus is way faster I use it all the time Smb



    Erm, Central is hardly the outskirts. 5 mins walk from Monument. Besides which OP stated they needed to get to the Central St area.

    TUSSFC

    Erm, Central is hardly the outskirts. 5 mins walk from Monument. Besides … Erm, Central is hardly the outskirts. 5 mins walk from Monument. Besides which OP stated they needed to get to the Central St area.



    Exactly! and I would have thought "Newcastle CENTRAL" would give you a clue, as it being in the MIDDLE of the city!!

    Disco

    Exactly! and I would have thought "Newcastle CENTRAL" would give you a … Exactly! and I would have thought "Newcastle CENTRAL" would give you a clue, as it being in the MIDDLE of the city!!

    Middle of the City you need too get out more Sunny Jim we are talking about Newcastle not Sunderland station
    Edited by: "TommyCooper" 27th Jan 2011

    TommyCooper

    Middle of the City you need too get out more Sunny Jim we are talking … Middle of the City you need too get out more Sunny Jim we are talking about Newcastle not Sunderland station

    5 mins running like Sebastion Coe more like

    dcx_badass

    I don't see it as the city centre either, it is a bit out the way.

    Thankyou someone who tells it how it is your bearings are spot on im in Newcastle 5 days a week and if central station is 5 mins walk to monument (centre) i will show my @ss inn Fenwicks window:{

    the city "centre" of Newcaslte practically goes up to the river so yes, central station is still central (only a short walk to Grey's Monument which is considered the actual central spot).

    Short do me a favour !!!!!!!!!!!!!!wake up and smell the coffee and stop feeding this thread with garbage i work in the city centre you would make a good salesman:3
    Edited by: "TommyCooper" 27th Jan 2011

    TommyCooper

    Short do me a favour !!!!!!!!!!!!!!wake up and smell the coffee and stop … Short do me a favour !!!!!!!!!!!!!!wake up and smell the coffee and stop feeding this thread with garbage i work in the city centre yop would make a good salesman:3



    It takes 5-10 minutes max (_;)

    Exactly 10 mins isnt short
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