Newport bus station
Newport Central bus station (Welsh: Gorsaf fysiau Canol Casnewydd) is a bus terminus and interchange located in the city centre, Newport, South Wales. It is the largest road transport hub for public services in the county. It is situated on the Newport Market site and the adjacent Friars Walk site.
|Location||Newport Central Bus Station|
Friars Walk Shopping Centre
John Frost Square
|Owned by||Newport City Council|
|Operated by||Newport City Council|
|Bus stands||Total: 24 stands|
Friars Walk: 15 stands
Market Square: 9 stands
|Bus operators||Newport Bus, Stagecoach in South Wales, NAT Group, Phil Anslow Coaches, First Cymru, Cardiff Bus|
|Connections||Cardiff, City Districts, Risca, Cwmbran, Chepstow, Monmouth, Blackwood, Trevethin, Tredegar, Bargoed, Bristol|
|Disabled access||Level boarding|
Monday – Friday: 07:00 – 18:30
Saturday: 09:00 – 12:00, 12:30 – 16:00
|Fare zone||Zone 1 (Newport Bus)|
|Opened||11 December 2015|
The Newport Bus Station was previously a 26-stand facility located to the south of the current site. The bus station was not popular, with only 1% of customers being 'very satisfied' with the facility in a 2009 survey. It was demolished in 2014 (and relocated) as part of the city centre redevelopment.
The bus station and surrounding area was part of the Friars Walk development scheme. A new 9-stand bus station was opened outside Newport Market in December 2013 and a second adjoining site with 15 stands, incorporated into the new Friars Walk shopping and leisure complex, was opened in December 2015.
The bus station is set on large and open forecourts and the buses park facing the pickup point on arrival and reverse out on departure. The pedestrian areas are under cover, although not strictly 'inside'.
Newport is the terminus for most bus services coming in from Torfaen, Caerphilly and Monmouth, as well as services from in and around the city. As well as giving the valleys of southeast Wales access to the city, the bus station also has services that run to Cardiff and Bristol.
Newport railway station is an eight minute walk from the Friars Walk bus station, and six minutes from the Market Square stand nearby. From there, services are provided by Great Western Railway and Transport for Wales on the South Wales Main Line and Welsh Marches line. Routes are also proposed to run on the Ebbw Valley Railway between Newport and Ebbw Vale Town railway station in 2021.
Facilities at the stationEdit
There is a selection of facilities at the bus station.
There are also public toilets located near the station.
- https://www.newportbus.co.uk/announcements/newport-central-bus-station-update[bare URL]
- "New bus station to boost Newport regeneration". BBC News. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
- "Newport bus station plagued by delays opens". BBC News. 28 December 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
- Carys Thomas (9 December 2015) "Newport's Friars Walk bus station will open on Friday - but the reasons for delay are still a mystery", South Wales Argus. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
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