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Working in partnership with the Westfield Heath British Transplant Games 2019

Newport Transport - Monday, July 15, 2019


We are delighted to be appointed the Official Games Transport provider for the Westfield Health British Transplant Games that will be held in Newport from July 25 to 28, 2019. This is another great event for the city, giving Newport the opportunity to show off its warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Now in its 42nd year, the four-day multi-sport event organised for Transplant Sport will attract around 2,500 transplant recipients, live donors, donor families and supporters to venues across the city to take part in and watch 23 sports including track and field, swimming, cycling, badminton, walking and table tennis.

Newport Transport will be organising high capacity vehicles to shuttle the athletes and their family to four key events, from the Newport International Sports Village and the Official Games hotels to Rodney Parade for the opening ceremony, the Riverfront and the Celtic Manor for the exclusive celebration gala on Sunday. In total, Newport bus are expecting to be moving over 5000 people over the 4-day event.

For those attending who will need to get themselves around the City to the various sporting venues, Newport Bus operates the local bus services to the key venues and spectators can plan their journey via The routes to the main venues are:

  • Newport International Sports Village: Stop Spytty Road Park (SDR) Routes 42, 43 and 44

  • Rodney Parade: Stop Rugby Ground, Routes 42, 43, and 44

  • Active Learning Centre, Bettws: Stop High School, Routes 15 and 16

  • Hollywood Bowl, Spytty Retail Park: Stop Retail Park Routes 42, 43, 20, and 74

For assistance, our Travel Centre is in the Friars Walk section of Newport bus station. Opening hours and details can be found here. Newport Bus friendly inspectors are also on duty on the platforms at the bus station to provide passenger assistance.

Information on bus fares and zones can be found here.

“The Westfield Health British Transplant Games aim to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation and the need for families to have the donation conversation. The Games also serves to highlight that through physical activity transplant patients and donors can lead healthy and active lives.

Wales was the first to introduce a soft opt-out system of the organ donor register. However, the decision on organ donation is made by loved ones. That’s why organisers are keen to spread the word that you need to make your wishes – whatever they may be - known to your loved ones.

Event Organiser Andrew Bridge explained: “With less than two weeks to go, Britain’s transplant community is very excited about the Games starting. We have been preparing for this for well over 12 months and Newport is already proving itself yet again as a brilliant host city for large-scale events. We are really pleased to be working with Newport Transport who we are sure will help make the Games a huge success.”

Commenting on this fantastic event, Morgan Stevens, Operations Director for Newport Transport said:” We are no stranger to moving large numbers of people from venue to venue, and we are proud of being associated with The Westfield Health British Transplant Games by providing transport to the athletes, donors and their families, which include over 300 children. At Newport Transport, we are keen to engage with the local community and events and this event gives everyone the opportunity to meet truly inspiring people.”



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