Newport Central Bus Station BSicon BUS.svg

Gorsaf Fysiau Canol Casnewydd BSicon BUS.svg
Bus station
Newport (Market Square) bus station in 2014
LocationNewport Central Bus Station
Friars Walk Shopping Centre
John Frost Square
Newport
NP20 1EA
Wales
Coordinates51°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
Owned byNewport City Council
Operated byNewport City Council
Bus routes53
Bus standsTotal: 24 stands
Friars Walk: 15 stands
Market Square: 9 stands
Bus operatorsNewport Bus, Stagecoach in South Wales, NAT Group, Phil Anslow Coaches, First Cymru, Cardiff Bus
ConnectionsCardiff, City Districts, Risca, Cwmbran, Chepstow, Monmouth, Blackwood, Trevethin, Tredegar, Bargoed, Bristol
Construction
ParkingNone
Bicycle facilitiesRacks
Disabled accessLevel boarding
Other information
StatusStaffed
Monday – Friday: 07:00 – 18:30
Saturday: 09:00 – 12:00, 12:30 – 16:00
Station codenwpdjpw
Fare zoneZone 1 (Newport Bus)
History
Opened11 December 2015 (2015-12-11)[1]

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.

Background

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

Redevelopment

Newport bus station, Friars Walk, Newport
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[3] and a second adjoining site with 15 stands, incorporated into the new Friars Walk shopping and leisure complex, was opened in December 2015.[4]

Layout

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

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.

Rail links

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 station

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 are also public toilets located near the station.

References

  1. ^ https://www.newportbus.co.uk/announcements/newport-central-bus-station-update[bare URL]
  2. ^ "New bus station to boost Newport regeneration". BBC News. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Newport bus station plagued by delays opens". BBC News. 28 December 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  4. ^ 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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