- Newport Transport
Newport Transport buses in the city's bus station
Slogan You'll be surprised who you might see... Founded 1986 Headquarters 160 Corporation Road, Newport, Wales Service area City of Newport Service type bus service Web site newportbus.co.uk
Newport Transport is the main provider of bus services in Newport, South Wales, under the brand Newport Bus. Formerly a council department, it came into being as a separate corporate entity in 1986, following the Transport Act 1985. Newport City Council is the only shareholder, which makes it one of the few remaining municipal bus companies in the country.
Newport's current fleet consists mainly of single-deck vehicles of Scania manufacture, most of them Omnicity low-floor. Six MAN A22/Wrightbus Meridian single deckers entered service in February 2011, after an 18 month delay. There are six Dennis Trident 2 double-deck vehicles remaining which are normally used at peak times, along with seven ex-Lothian Buses, Volvo Olympians which are used mainly on School services. Newport Transport's midibus fleet were known as the "Newport Nipper", however this branding is no longer used. The midibus fleet is currently 11 Dennis Dart SLF/Alexander ALX200, 6 Optare Solos and 9 Alexander Dennis Enviro 200's.
The original pre-war livery of maroon was changed to green and cream in the 1940s and remained the same until August 2009. The livery is slowly being changed to dark green and white with lime green and grey logos at the rear of the vehicles although there are a few exceptions: The company runs seven high-quality large-capacity school coaches branded as "Skool Coach" that are painted in all-over yellow, mimicking those used in North America, these being Scania/Irizar (S-kool), as well as a few sponsored buses bearing "BMI Baby" advertising. In the summer months, Newport Transport also operate the red-liveried open-top bus tour of the city under the City Sightseeing branding using a converted Scania N113DRB/Alexander double decker.
Like Cardiff Bus, the company operates an exact-fare policy on its routes and has abolished return tickets, now giving a choice of either single ticket or day rover (which provides unlimited travel for a day on all Newport Transport buses).
The company currently employs 230 staff and is based on Corporation Road. As the company operates at "arms length" from the council, it competes with other local operators for local-authority-tendered bus services. As of August 2008, areas of the city not served by Newport Transport include the outlying villages of Llanmartin, Langstone, Michaelstone-y-Vedw, Penhow, and Underwood.
Route From To 1 Upper Dock Street Rogerstone 1A Upper Dock Street Pye Corner 1C Upper Dock Street Rogerstone 2A Upper Dock Street Gaer via Melfort Road 2C Upper Dock Street Gaer via Highfield Road 6 Bus station Ringland Centre via Maindee, Alway 7 Bus station Ringland Centre via George Street, Alway 8A Bus station Ringland Sterndale Bennett Road via Ringwood Avenue 8C Bus station Ringland Sterndale Bennett Road via Llanwern Road 10A Bus station Christchurch via Gibbs Road 10C Bus station Christchurch via Hove Avenue 11A Bus station Brynglas via Allt-yr-yn 11C Bus station Allt-yr-yn via Brynglas 15 Bus station Bettws Monnow Way (anticlockwise) 16 Bus station Bettws Monnow Way (clockwise) 18 Bus station Malpas via Kimberly Park and Almond Drive 19 Bus station Malpas via Kimberly Park, Westfield Avenue and Oliphant Circle 20 Bus station Spytty Retail Park via Christchurch and Ringland 26A Bus station St. Julians via St. Julians Road 26C Bus station St. Julians via Beaufort Road (After 1800 Mondays to Saturdays and all day Sunday, extended to Christchurch 27 Bus station Caerleon via Trinity View 28 Bus station Caerleon via Eastfield Road (After 2000 Mondays to Saturdays and all day Sunday, extended to Ponthir 29 Newport bus station Cwmbran bus station via St. Julians, Caerleon and Ponthir 29B Newport bus station Cwmbran bus station via Caerleon Road, Caerleon and Ponthir 30 Newport bus station Cardiff Central bus station via St Mellons 31A Bus station Marshfield 31C Bus station Marshfield 32 Bus station Gaer via Cardiff Road 33 Bus station Gaer via Cardiff Road 34 Bus station Celtic Springs via Cardiff Road, Morgan Way 35 Bus station Duffryn via Docks Way 36 Bus station Duffryn via Cardiff Road 37 Bus station Rhiwderin 40 Bus station Alexandra Gate via Pillgwenlly 41 Bus station Pillgwenlly via Alexandra Gate 42 Bus station Nash College via Moorland Park 43 Bus station Moorland Park via Nash College 88 Bus station Castle Bingo, Usk Way 98 Bus station St. Woolos & Royal Gwent Hospital 99 Bus station Royal Gwent Hospital 63 Bus station Nash via Spytty Retail Park, Whitson, Goldcliff X16 Risca Cardiff X25 Newport Monmouth via Raglan, Usk X30 Bus station Cardiff Central bus station via M4 motorway, Gabalfa, A470 road
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