Newport's bus station opens

South Wales Argus: Newport's bus station opens Newport's bus station opens

FOLLOW our reporter Jen Mills for the opening of Newport's new bus station today.

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1:37pm Sat 28 Dec 13

manofponty says...

Looks like a lot of bollards to me.
Looks like a lot of bollards to me. manofponty

2:04pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Mr Angry says...

I can't wait to see it, im sure there's bound to be something there we can all have a good whinge and moan about !!
I can't wait to see it, im sure there's bound to be something there we can all have a good whinge and moan about !! Mr Angry

2:22pm Sat 28 Dec 13

KarloMarko says...

God, it looks desolate!

Why not put up a "Welcome to Albania" sign.
God, it looks desolate! Why not put up a "Welcome to Albania" sign. KarloMarko

4:21pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Jonnytrouble says...

Do you mean the bus station or stations as there scattered around the S****y City, should have put it where that Admiral building has gone...The one bus station has gone back into the past as there was one outside the market
Do you mean the bus station or stations as there scattered around the S****y City, should have put it where that Admiral building has gone...The one bus station has gone back into the past as there was one outside the market Jonnytrouble

5:42pm Sat 28 Dec 13

sperduti says...

not sure if this was the right place to put it?? its not very big for a city!!! , compared to Cardiff bus station which is designed very well !! all we need now is the shops for the people to come in there droves to visit!!!!
not sure if this was the right place to put it?? its not very big for a city!!! , compared to Cardiff bus station which is designed very well !! all we need now is the shops for the people to come in there droves to visit!!!! sperduti

6:25pm Sat 28 Dec 13

chrisbart says...

It will probably look ok when it is finished. Unfortunately the top end is incomplete, with missing overhead panels. Also there are incomplete electrics, the paving in Upper Dock Street in unfinished, and the other side of the bus area has piles of building materials etc. I'll come back in a month to see how it looks
It will probably look ok when it is finished. Unfortunately the top end is incomplete, with missing overhead panels. Also there are incomplete electrics, the paving in Upper Dock Street in unfinished, and the other side of the bus area has piles of building materials etc. I'll come back in a month to see how it looks chrisbart

7:29pm Sat 28 Dec 13

juicy.lucy says...

chrisbart wrote:
It will probably look ok when it is finished. Unfortunately the top end is incomplete, with missing overhead panels. Also there are incomplete electrics, the paving in Upper Dock Street in unfinished, and the other side of the bus area has piles of building materials etc. I'll come back in a month to see how it looks
Probably not much different.
[quote][p][bold]chrisbart[/bold] wrote: It will probably look ok when it is finished. Unfortunately the top end is incomplete, with missing overhead panels. Also there are incomplete electrics, the paving in Upper Dock Street in unfinished, and the other side of the bus area has piles of building materials etc. I'll come back in a month to see how it looks[/p][/quote]Probably not much different. juicy.lucy

8:10pm Sat 28 Dec 13

mikewelsh says...

Not many in the new bus station.... prob because everyone was at the cd and record fair in the Market.
Not many in the new bus station.... prob because everyone was at the cd and record fair in the Market. mikewelsh

9:28pm Sat 28 Dec 13

inkyskin says...

walked past it last night, there was still paving to be laid and for some odd reason they've placed a set of benches facing a large pillar! how you're meant to see through the frosted glass is anyones guess.
walked past it last night, there was still paving to be laid and for some odd reason they've placed a set of benches facing a large pillar! how you're meant to see through the frosted glass is anyones guess. inkyskin

11:29pm Sat 28 Dec 13

exrisca says...

Is it as bad as the railway station?
Is it as bad as the railway station? exrisca

12:10am Sun 29 Dec 13

bobbajob says...

It's a vast improvement on the old station. It also makes sense to reposition the stops around the town. That'll help spread the chavs out a bit and make the bus experience a little less depressing. I think the town is finally heading in the right direction. The shops are on their way - watch this space people. Work in progress...
It's a vast improvement on the old station. It also makes sense to reposition the stops around the town. That'll help spread the chavs out a bit and make the bus experience a little less depressing. I think the town is finally heading in the right direction. The shops are on their way - watch this space people. Work in progress... bobbajob

9:40am Sun 29 Dec 13

john.hall1000 says...

Another half finished project by newport council!.
Another half finished project by newport council!. john.hall1000

11:26am Sun 29 Dec 13

bobbajob says...

I wonder what the critics here are doing to better the City? F-all is the answer, armchair chavs with nothing better to do with their time, morons that engage their mouths before thinking. Mind you, if you engage half a brain I suppose these are the sort of comments that one would expect.
I wonder what the critics here are doing to better the City? F-all is the answer, armchair chavs with nothing better to do with their time, morons that engage their mouths before thinking. Mind you, if you engage half a brain I suppose these are the sort of comments that one would expect. bobbajob

11:57am Sun 29 Dec 13

chrisbart says...

bobbajob wrote:
I wonder what the critics here are doing to better the City? F-all is the answer, armchair chavs with nothing better to do with their time, morons that engage their mouths before thinking. Mind you, if you engage half a brain I suppose these are the sort of comments that one would expect.
I agree there a lot of moaners who a negative about anything and everything, but there are some valid criticisms made on this article, so please don't tar everyone with the same brush. I think Newport was basically a good place to live and used to think Newport Council were ok, but the City Centre is a sad shadow of its former self, and in the last year everything the council are involved in seems to end up a disaster. As I have worked in Newport and paid my rates / council tax for 35 years I think I am entitled to express a criticism of another mess that by any standards is poor job: This is months late and still incomplete - how else do you expect people to react??
[quote][p][bold]bobbajob[/bold] wrote: I wonder what the critics here are doing to better the City? F-all is the answer, armchair chavs with nothing better to do with their time, morons that engage their mouths before thinking. Mind you, if you engage half a brain I suppose these are the sort of comments that one would expect.[/p][/quote]I agree there a lot of moaners who a negative about anything and everything, but there are some valid criticisms made on this article, so please don't tar everyone with the same brush. I think Newport was basically a good place to live and used to think Newport Council were ok, but the City Centre is a sad shadow of its former self, and in the last year everything the council are involved in seems to end up a disaster. As I have worked in Newport and paid my rates / council tax for 35 years I think I am entitled to express a criticism of another mess that by any standards is poor job: This is months late and still incomplete - how else do you expect people to react?? chrisbart

1:32pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Mervyn James says...

It's the policy of Don Quixote.... There is no end game, that is the problem. Just a random knocking things down, and no real ideas of sustaining the city centre. By comparison the new Admiral building shows us how things should be done, and ahead of time. Dare one suggest privatization cannot be any worse than the City Council Planning ? The only things we see opening are nite clubs and betting shops, like we need any more areas to drink and gamble in. Tramp City.
It's the policy of Don Quixote.... There is no end game, that is the problem. Just a random knocking things down, and no real ideas of sustaining the city centre. By comparison the new Admiral building shows us how things should be done, and ahead of time. Dare one suggest privatization cannot be any worse than the City Council Planning ? The only things we see opening are nite clubs and betting shops, like we need any more areas to drink and gamble in. Tramp City. Mervyn James

3:25pm Sun 29 Dec 13

russ angel says...

And it already looks if it is closed for road works with the bollards in the opening picture.This place is a masterpiece,I couldnt make this up if I tried,give me a job so I can have more time being in awe of your incompetence.I love you all x
And it already looks if it is closed for road works with the bollards in the opening picture.This place is a masterpiece,I couldnt make this up if I tried,give me a job so I can have more time being in awe of your incompetence.I love you all x russ angel

7:27pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Mervyn James says...

It's not a very welcoming sight to look at stepping off the bus to be sure ! dirty. unfinished and the market was empty too. Looks like a desperate attempt to suggest the bus station was finished and operational... It is difficult from the market side to know which bus stops where,.
It's not a very welcoming sight to look at stepping off the bus to be sure ! dirty. unfinished and the market was empty too. Looks like a desperate attempt to suggest the bus station was finished and operational... It is difficult from the market side to know which bus stops where,. Mervyn James

11:34pm Sun 29 Dec 13

VoiceOfDaPort says...

russ angel wrote:
And it already looks if it is closed for road works with the bollards in the opening picture.This place is a masterpiece,I couldnt make this up if I tried,give me a job so I can have more time being in awe of your incompetence.I love you all x
That's the 'footpath' side it's just that they haven't finished it. The original pictures, which I saw on the BBC website show there brick façades that aren't there and the missing roof panels, as previously mentioned.

Just have to wait for the Friars Walk scheme before we get the rest of the bus station. That said, the way Newport Transport are going about reducing the number buses, maybe the bus station at the market will be big enough
[quote][p][bold]russ angel[/bold] wrote: And it already looks if it is closed for road works with the bollards in the opening picture.This place is a masterpiece,I couldnt make this up if I tried,give me a job so I can have more time being in awe of your incompetence.I love you all x[/p][/quote]That's the 'footpath' side it's just that they haven't finished it. The original pictures, which I saw on the BBC website show there brick façades that aren't there and the missing roof panels, as previously mentioned. Just have to wait for the Friars Walk scheme before we get the rest of the bus station. That said, the way Newport Transport are going about reducing the number buses, maybe the bus station at the market will be big enough VoiceOfDaPort

12:27pm Mon 30 Dec 13

SussyW says...

Yes but as far as I can see with the buses that are located there it still wont bring in that much trade!. There are x2 Cardiff stands and I am pretty sure most people using the Cardiff bus are commuters and not shoppers, and about three stands for Stagecoach buses again mostly commuters using these? Maybe they should have made NT buses a priority there as I know a lot of Bettws and Ringland residents (mainly the old and infirm) are not able to get to town now due to where their stops are located! These residents would actually have used the bus station to get off and go straight into the Market to do their shopping and are in despair that they are unable to do this. Once again certain estate's are effectively given the finger and told shut up and put up
Yes but as far as I can see with the buses that are located there it still wont bring in that much trade!. There are x2 Cardiff stands and I am pretty sure most people using the Cardiff bus are commuters and not shoppers, and about three stands for Stagecoach buses again mostly commuters using these? Maybe they should have made NT buses a priority there as I know a lot of Bettws and Ringland residents (mainly the old and infirm) are not able to get to town now due to where their stops are located! These residents would actually have used the bus station to get off and go straight into the Market to do their shopping and are in despair that they are unable to do this. Once again certain estate's are effectively given the finger and told shut up and put up SussyW

7:01pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Mervyn James says...

Valid point, wrong buses at the wrong bus station, they should be for NT buses. Most of the footfall is taken AWAY from the market....
Valid point, wrong buses at the wrong bus station, they should be for NT buses. Most of the footfall is taken AWAY from the market.... Mervyn James

11:36am Wed 1 Jan 14

Anne teak says...

Oh dear. It doesn't look very appealing.

I thought the picture above was the ' Before' one.
Oh dear. It doesn't look very appealing. I thought the picture above was the ' Before' one. Anne teak

11:40pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Lord coed melyn says...

You are right the wrong buses stagecoach and N.T routes that are not rail connected go to the rail station hub first and then the market bus station.
thats part of integrating public transport open lower end of bridge street to skinner st . To connect ? Put the old lord outside the tredegar arcade. Thats the one at the top end of the city to look down high st. to westgate sq.
You are right the wrong buses stagecoach and N.T routes that are not rail connected go to the rail station hub first and then the market bus station. thats part of integrating public transport open lower end of bridge street to skinner st . To connect ? Put the old lord outside the tredegar arcade. Thats the one at the top end of the city to look down high st. to westgate sq. Lord coed melyn

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