On Monday 23rd March 2015 the 63 service contracted by Newport City Council is being replaced by a demand responsive service.
Areas of Goldcliff, Whitson and Nash will be served by a bespoke demand responsive service. Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) is a form of pre-booked (by the customer) transport using smaller vehicles than buses with the same benefits of bus ticketing but with the customer in control. Users of this service can book their transport up to 24 hours in advance. This type of service offers greater flexibility to cope with local people's appointments and work schedules, shop opening hours and connections with local bus services.
As well as this responsive form of transport two journeys a day (Monday - Friday), the 0730 and 1500 departure from Newport City Centre will continue to operate as a local bus service.
The changes to this service follows a successful trial of a similar service which replaced the 62 service in November 2014 serving Redwick, Bishton and Llanwern Village.