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Keeping You Safe On Our Buses

Newport Transport - Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Delighted to have joined forces with Mrs Buckét, a multi-award-winning cleaning company, to deliver high-quality cleaning services to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect drivers and passengers. 

CLEANING OUR BUSESStarted in January 2021, the enhanced cleaning regime includes the spot cleaning of the bus interior touchpoints such as handrails, bell pushes, driver cab and controls each time a vehicle returns from a trip back into the bus station. In addition, Mrs Buckét's team carries out the cleaning of the drivers' canteen at the bus station.

Lee Ahern, our Engineering Director at Newport Bus explains: “From the start of the pandemic, we increased our nightly cleaning regime with additional chemicals alongside a weekly disinfecting mist of the vehicles, the introduction of day-time spot cleans at the depot, the enforcement of social distancing, ventilation and face-covering when on board our buses. However, with the rise in cases and the new and more contagious COVID-variants, we see it as paramount to the operation of our business to further enhance our cleaning regime. Working with an experienced cleaning company helps us provide the best service possible to our customers and staff with the main goal to keep everyone as safe as possible."

Yvette Wilkins, Operations Director at Mrs Buckét, comments: “In the current climate, the wellbeing and safety of the general public is of paramount importance. We are currently working with Newport Transport implementing thorough and regular touch point sanitisation. By bringing our services on board, Newport Transport is ensuring that the risk of transmission of the virus is kept low, providing reassurance to those who need to use their services."

At a time when only essential travel is allowed, most of our customers are essential keyworkers or those that rely heavily on public transport. With our drivers and engineering staff also being key workers, they deserve that extra reassurance and security, as well as our sincere thanks for their commitment.

For more details on how our COVID-19 guidance, please click here.

Enjoy a book on us when you ride with Newport Bus

Newport Transport - Wednesday, May 15, 2019

 


As the principal bus operator in the city of Newport, we are delighted to announce the release of free personal on-board entertainment on all our main bus routes. Newport Bus vehicles are now equipped with the Bustle Entertainment platform!

Thanks to an update of our on-board Wi-Fi system, Newport Bus can now offer passengers with free access to audio and visual entertainment, such as e-books, audiobooks, podcasts, magazines and games.

The system is simple, with the entertainment platform appearing automatically on the login screen when passengers connect to the on-board Newport-Wifi using their mobile device, phones or laptops.

From the main page, the customer can choose from a selection of e-books, audio books and podcasts as well as browse magazines or play games. They can come back to the portal and their chosen activity later too, by simply entering www.bustlewifi.com while connected to the on-board WiFi hotspot. The content is managed by a third-party company is renewed every 3 months. Passengers have also the option to simply go online by selecting the Go Online button.

And, there’s no need to create an account or download an app to take advantage of this!

As Morgan Stevens, our Director of Delivery explains:” A bus journey to work or school is becoming more than just a journey, but a time to unwind and relax, especially on the extended routes of Cardiff, Cwmbran and Chepstow.”

We’re delighted to be able to bring a free entertainment package to our customers. At Newport Bus, we always strive to deliver the best journey experience to the people of Newport and the surrounding communities.

 



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