Newport bus station

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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 and the adjacent Friars Walk 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]

Newport bus station, Friars Walk, Newport

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[2] and a second adjoining site with 15 stands, incorporated into the new Friars Walk shopping and leisure complex, was opened in December 2015.[3]

Layout[edit]

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'.

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.

Facilities at the station[edit]

There is a selection of facilities at the bus station.

There is a covered walkway with lifts that links the station with the Friars Walk shopping centre as well as being located next to Debenhams and Supernews.

There is also public toilets located near the station.

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. 
  3. ^ 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.