Newport bus station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the bus station on the Isle of Wight, see Newport (Isle of Wight) bus station. For other uses, see Newport station (disambiguation).
Newport (Market Square) Bus Station
Newport (Market Square) bus station in 2014
Newport (Market Square) bus station in 2014
Location Newport, Wales
Coordinates 51°35′15″N 2°59′38″W / 51.58744°N 2.99385°W / 51.58744; -2.99385Coordinates: 51°35′15″N 2°59′38″W / 51.58744°N 2.99385°W / 51.58744; -2.99385
Operated by Newport City Council
Bus operators Newport Transport, Stagecoach in South Wales
Connections No

Newport (Market Square) bus station 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.

Background[edit]

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.[1] It was demolished in 2014 (and relocated) as part of the city centre redevelopment.

Redevelopment[edit]

The bus station and surrounding area is part of the Friars Walk development scheme. A new 9-stand bus station was opened in December 2013 with plans for a second site to be incorporated into the new shopping centre.[2]

Layout[edit]

The bus station is set on a large and open forecourt with 9 bays for buses to stop at. With the present configuration the buses park facing the bay on arrival and reverse out on departure. The pedestrian area is completely undercover, although not strictly 'inside' as with other bus stations (such as Bristol).

Services[edit]

Newport is the terminus for most bus services coming in from Torfaen, Caerphilly and Monmouthshire, 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New bus station to boost Newport regeneration". BBC News. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Newport bus station plagued by delays opens". BBC News. 28 December 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2015.