Royal British Legion's Act of Remembrance - 12 May, 2024

1 month ago Tue 7th May 2024

On Sunday, 12 May, The Royal British Legion will hold its Act of Remembrance event at Newport Cenotaph in Clarence Place. This is a part of the Royal British Legion Annual Conference, which is this year held in Newport at the International Conference Centre Wales (ICCW). 

The Royal British Legion is a national network that supports our Armed Forces community and has been here since 1921. They are the country’s largest Armed Forces charity, with 180,000 members, 110,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities.

On Sunday, 12 May, Newport Bus will support the event by providing free travel to customers in military uniform or those who can present proof of current or previous service in any branch of our armed forces (including cadets). We hope this free transport will allow those who serve or served to attend the Act of Remembrance for the sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. 

To allow the event to take place, our bus services will be modified as below: 

Route 2
09:45 & 11:45 from the bus station: Via Kingsway, Cardiff Road, Belle Vue Lane, Friars Road then left onto Stow Hill and then the normal route from St. Woolos Hospital.
0955 Byron Road to bus station: Normal route to St. Woolos Hospital then right into Friars Road, Belle Vue Lane, Cardiff Road and Kingsway

Route 9A
08:32, 09:37, 10:37, 11:37 from the bus station: Via Usk Way, George Street Bridge, right onto Corporation Road and then the normal route from Halstead Street.
08:57, 10:02, 11:02 from Newport Retail Park to bus station: Normal route to Eveswell School then left onto Wharf Road, George Street Bridge and Usk Way.

Route 9C
08:07, 09:07, 10:07, 11:07 from the bus station: Via Usk Way, George Street Bridge, Wharf Road right onto Chepstow Road and then the normal route from Eveswell School.
08:35, 09:35, 10:35, 11:35 from Newport Retail Park to bus station: Normal route to Coverack Road then George Street Bridge and Usk Way.

Route 16A/C
08:45, 09:45, 10:45, 11:45 from the bus station: Under the Old Green roundabout, then the normal route from the Harlequin roundabout.
09:00, 10:00, 11:00 from Clist Road to bus station: Normal route to Harlequin roundabout then under the Old Green roundabout.

Route 19
08:24, 09:24, 10:24, 11:24 from the bus station: Under the Old Green roundabout, then the normal route from the Harlequin roundabout.
08:37, 09:37, 10:37, 11:37 from Malpas Court to bus station: Normal route to Harlequin roundabout then under the Old Green roundabout.

Route 26A 
08:55 & 10:45 from the bus station: Under the Old Green roundabout, Heidenheim Drive onto Caerleon Road link then right at Caerleon Road motorway roundabout, Caerleon Road left into St. Julians Avenue and left into St. Julians Road to resume the normal route.
09:10, 11:00 from St Julians Primary School to bus station: Normal route to Caerleon Road motorway roundabout and then via the link road to Heidenheim Drive and under the Old Green roundabout.

Route 29A
08:20, 09:20, 10:20, 11:20 from Newport: Under the Old Green roundabout, Heidenheim Drive onto Caerleon Road link, left at Caerleon Road motorway roundabout, then the normal route from Haisbro Avenue. 
0902, 1002, 1102 from Cwmbran: Normal route to Caerleon Road motorway roundabout then onto the link road to Heidenheim Drive and under the Old Green roundabout.

Route 30
09:20, 10:20, 11:25 from Newport: these journeys will depart from Friars Walk bus station stand 15 – NOT Market Square.
From 12:25, journeys will resume using Market Square stand 23.

Route 74
09:24, 11:24 from Newport bus station: Via Usk Way, George Street Bridge, Wharf Road right onto Chepstow Road and resume the normal route from Eveswell School.
08:25 from Chepstow bus station: Normal route to Eveswell School then left onto Wharf Road, George Street Bridge and Usk Way.

Route R1
09:55, 11:15 from Newport bus station: these journeys will depart from Friars Walk bus station stand 14 – not Market Square. Then operate under the Old Green roundabout, Queens Hill, Pentonville, Fields Road, Clytha Park Road and resume the normal route from Oakfield Road. From 1235, journeys will resume using Market Square stand 20 and operate the normal route.
09:15, 10:15 from Risca: Normal route to St. Woolos Hospital, then right into Friars Road, Belle Vue Lane, Cardiff Road and Kingsway.