Car Parks

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This dataset of car parks in Great Britain was created for the Transport Direct journey planning website. It includes co-ordinates of each car park and entrance/exit, car park name, locality and operator. The Code-Point® Open Data associated with some car parks is also free and available under Ordnance Survey OpenData™. Please note that Transport Direct ceased operating at the end of September 2014 and the contract to maintain the car park data has now expired. THE CAR PARKS DATASET IS NO LONGER UPDATED.

Although the car park data previously used for Transport Direct is no longer maintained, the following link allows you to access British Parking Association (BPA) Park Mark car park data. (

The date file includes details of all Park Mark accredited car parks, the name of operator, address of car park, type of car park (e.g. Multi Storey, surface), payment method (on foot, free, pay and display, number of spaces including disabled spaces and opening times.

The Safer Parking Scheme is a national standard for UK car parks that have low crime and measures in place to ensure the safety of people and vehicles. A Park Mark® is awarded to each car park that achieves the challenging standards. The static Transport Direct car park data does include some Park Mark car parks, but is no longer updated, and therefore the quality of the data will degrade over-time. The BPA data is updated on a monthly basis.

A password and log-in is required to access this data. This can be obtained from the BPA ( with a brief explanation of who you represent and how the data will be used.

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British Parking Association Park Mark Data

Additional Information

Added to 25/10/2011
Theme Transport
Temporal coverage 9/12/2014
Geographic coverage Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales)
Update frequency monthly
Mandate No value
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