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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.

New routes and service changes for September 2019

Newport Transport - Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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As part of our route improvement plan, we're delighted to announce the introduction of two new routes and amendments to its regular services to start in September 2019.

From the 2nd of September and in time for the opening of the International Convention Centre (ICC Wales) based in the grounds of the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport Bus will be running a new bus route – Route 9. This new route will depart from the bus station (stand 6) to the Coldra Court Hotel and Langstone Business Park, serving the train station, Chepstow Road and the Celtic Manor Resort. ICC Wales is expected to attract an increased number of visitors to Newport and the area. Therefore, it is important that as the main bus operator within the community, we support this fantastic facility by providing public transport for staff and visitors.

The introduction of the route 9 will also benefit the residents of Chepstow Road and more importantly the residents of Treberth estate (Bishpool), with increased services during the day of one every hour instead of every two hours.

The introduction of te new route brings changes to route 73, as it will no longer operate via Treberth Estate which will be serviced by the 9, and will operate directly to the City Centre via Chepstow Road.

Route X74 Newport – Chepstow Service will now serve Glan Llyn estate earlier and later than previously, Monday to Friday, with the first service linking the estate to the city centre departing at 07:30 instead of 11:29 and the last service departing the city centre at 17:25 instead of 14:15. The 74A/74C service remains unchanged.

Routes 42 and 43 – bus station to Spytty Retail Park via Moorland Park or Nash College will both benefit from an increased frequency to every 30 minutes from 8:00 till 18:00 weekdays, giving passengers a combined service every 15 minutes to the retail park or the city centre. Saturdays and Sundays remain unchanged.

We have also brought changes to the routes on the west of Newport. Route 34, currently operating one in the morning and one in the afternoon will be no longer be running from the 2nd of September. Route 35 and 36 remain unchanged, serving Duffryn Way, Tredegar House Drive, Pencarn Way to Celtic Springs. We will be running a prize draw on the 35 and 36 routes and further information will be provided shortly on our social media platforms and bus stops.

Newport Bus has been awarded a contract to operate bus services to both Brynglas and Allt-Yr-Yn. The new services will commence from Monday 10th September and will be numbered 11A/11C. The route 11 will be covering both areas in two opposite loops departing from the bus station (stand 13). Connection on Malpas Road will be available for passengers wishing to split their journey to go to the city centre. An early morning and late afternoon service will be in place to coincide with standard office hours for the people working in the Civic Centre district.

Morgan Stevens, Operations Director at Newport Transport explained: “The new routes and timetable improvements have been developed with the residents and people working in Newport in mind. These changes reflect our commitment to help bringing a viable and effective alternative to sustainable transport to the City of Newport.”

All timetables are available on our website - Routes and Timetables. Printed timetable leaflets can be picked up from the travel centre and the bus depot..

For information on fares and tickets, please vist our Fares and Zones page. Don't forget to order your smartcard online or at the Travel Centre.

 



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