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Free Transport for Newport NHS and emergency services staff

Newport Transport - Saturday, March 21, 2020

Service removed as of 30th of August 2020 due to capacity issue and increased in normal services.

As the main bus operator in Newport, Newport Bus is reaching out to emergency services personnel: NHS, Ambulance, Fire and Police Service by providing free bus transport on our network of bus services for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, we will offer alternative transportation to NHS Staff and Emergency services workers as follows:

  • Pick up of residents from Cwmbran and Newport (from their closest bus stop or safe place)
  • Drop off in Newport only (Royal Gwent Hospital, St Woolos, St Cadocs, Police stations, Fire Station)
  • Monday to Friday mini bus service with multiple pick up and drop off points expected

This alternative transport provision is available for those emergency workers living in both Newport and Cwmbran working in Newport where there is not an alternative Newport Bus service operating. When boarding any of our services simply show your staff ID badge to the driver on boarding.

Scott Pearson, MD for Newport Transport explains: “We understand that reliable transport is key for our emergency workers to get to work so by offering free travel on our bus services and special minibus services for those not on a bus route we can ensure that they can get to where they need to be and provide the amazing care as they do every day.”

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