Newport to get £4m for rail footbridge and bus station boost

FOOTBRIDGE CASH: Newport is to get £4m for a new footbridge across the city's railway station

FOOTBRIDGE CASH: Newport is to get £4m for a new footbridge across the city's railway station

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NEWPORT is to get £4m for a new footbridge crossing the railway station, improvements to the bus station and for bus stops in the city.

The cash was announced by Transport Minister Edwina Hart today as part of a range of measures to boost transport across the 'Cardiff Capital Region'.

The new footbridge will link Devon Place with bus stops on the Queensway outside the railway station.

The £4m will be used for improvements to Newport bus station including toilets, retail outlets, information point and real time information.

The cash will also pay for the relocation of bus stops "closer to most passengers’ destinations and grouping services together to reduce journey times" according to a Welsh Government spokesman.

The Minister said: “This investment in bus infrastructure will increase the number of people using buses therefore boosting the income of operators, which is an important part of our strategy to create a sustainable bus industry in Wales.

She added that a "sustainable, integrated transport system for south east Wales is vital for its economic future and a key part of the Cardiff Capital Region concept."

Plans to build a footbridge to replace the subway connecting Devon Place and the Queensway have been mooted and dropped over the past few years.

Newport city council looked to have resurrected the idea in 2010 after earlier plans were dropped in 2008, but these were not followed through.

The Argus called the subway 'dangerous and frightening' after two sex attacks took place there in 2011.

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12:22pm Mon 28 Apr 14

MooseCraftsman says...

Really? A bridge?! Surely £4,000,000 can be better spent elsewhere in Newport??
Really? A bridge?! Surely £4,000,000 can be better spent elsewhere in Newport?? MooseCraftsman
  • Score: 4

12:27pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Severn40 says...

At long last. But why did the Minister have to delay the scheme in the first place? It could have been in place two years ago.
At long last. But why did the Minister have to delay the scheme in the first place? It could have been in place two years ago. Severn40
  • Score: 24

12:44pm Mon 28 Apr 14

bobbajob says...

Ever heard of the Green Cross Code?
Ever heard of the Green Cross Code? bobbajob
  • Score: -26

12:47pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Jinxey says...

bobbajob wrote:
Ever heard of the Green Cross Code?
Pretty sure that isn't relevant for crossing railways.
[quote][p][bold]bobbajob[/bold] wrote: Ever heard of the Green Cross Code?[/p][/quote]Pretty sure that isn't relevant for crossing railways. Jinxey
  • Score: 64

1:08pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Aquarius says...

Of course, due to Welsh Government public transport cuts, all those nicely upgraded and connected bus stops probably won't have buses serving them if bus operators are forced to cut services.
Of course, due to Welsh Government public transport cuts, all those nicely upgraded and connected bus stops probably won't have buses serving them if bus operators are forced to cut services. Aquarius
  • Score: 16

1:28pm Mon 28 Apr 14

ex-St. Julians boy says...

They could have put the old one back into Mill Street if that monstrosity of a car park wasn't in the way.
They could have put the old one back into Mill Street if that monstrosity of a car park wasn't in the way. ex-St. Julians boy
  • Score: 9

1:53pm Mon 28 Apr 14

PontyPeter says...

MooseCraftsman wrote:
Really? A bridge?! Surely £4,000,000 can be better spent elsewhere in Newport??
Did you read the article?
No, it's not £4 million for a bridge.

"The £4m will be used for improvements to Newport bus station including toilets, retail outlets, information point and real time information.

The cash will also pay for the relocation of bus stops "closer to most passengers’ destinations and grouping services together to reduce journey times" according to a Welsh Government spokesman."
[quote][p][bold]MooseCraftsman[/bold] wrote: Really? A bridge?! Surely £4,000,000 can be better spent elsewhere in Newport??[/p][/quote]Did you read the article? No, it's not £4 million for a bridge. "The £4m will be used for improvements to Newport bus station including toilets, retail outlets, information point and real time information. The cash will also pay for the relocation of bus stops "closer to most passengers’ destinations and grouping services together to reduce journey times" according to a Welsh Government spokesman." PontyPeter
  • Score: 26

1:58pm Mon 28 Apr 14

DavidMclean says...

PontyPeter wrote:
MooseCraftsman wrote:
Really? A bridge?! Surely £4,000,000 can be better spent elsewhere in Newport??
Did you read the article?
No, it's not £4 million for a bridge.

"The £4m will be used for improvements to Newport bus station including toilets, retail outlets, information point and real time information.

The cash will also pay for the relocation of bus stops "closer to most passengers’ destinations and grouping services together to reduce journey times" according to a Welsh Government spokesman."
Just a case of read the headline and scroll straight to the comments section methinks.
[quote][p][bold]PontyPeter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MooseCraftsman[/bold] wrote: Really? A bridge?! Surely £4,000,000 can be better spent elsewhere in Newport??[/p][/quote]Did you read the article? No, it's not £4 million for a bridge. "The £4m will be used for improvements to Newport bus station including toilets, retail outlets, information point and real time information. The cash will also pay for the relocation of bus stops "closer to most passengers’ destinations and grouping services together to reduce journey times" according to a Welsh Government spokesman."[/p][/quote]Just a case of read the headline and scroll straight to the comments section methinks. DavidMclean
  • Score: 23

2:06pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Bobevans says...

/=Perhaps if Newport Council had not made a total mess of it we could have had a Central Transport Hub Opposite the Rail station but then that would be sensible ands Newport Council do not do Sensible
/=Perhaps if Newport Council had not made a total mess of it we could have had a Central Transport Hub Opposite the Rail station but then that would be sensible ands Newport Council do not do Sensible Bobevans
  • Score: 15

2:09pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Heleninnewport says...

I am just hoping that the dreadful underpass will finally be closed,I think it is a Victorian tunnel,but it is very unpleasant and malodorous!
I am just hoping that the dreadful underpass will finally be closed,I think it is a Victorian tunnel,but it is very unpleasant and malodorous! Heleninnewport
  • Score: 12

2:45pm Mon 28 Apr 14

bobbajob says...

Jinxey - you make a fair point lol
Jinxey - you make a fair point lol bobbajob
  • Score: -8

2:56pm Mon 28 Apr 14

cath 872 says...

Also not mentioned is the need to use this tunnel to go to the Sorting Office. As a female I find this tunnel scary. It should be closed, and it absolutely stinks.
Also not mentioned is the need to use this tunnel to go to the Sorting Office. As a female I find this tunnel scary. It should be closed, and it absolutely stinks. cath 872
  • Score: 13

3:21pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Jimport says...

MooseCraftsman wrote:
Really? A bridge?! Surely £4,000,000 can be better spent elsewhere in Newport??
It's not £4million for a bridge though, is it. All these improvements are necessary. Quibble the cost of the whole package, fair enough, but be clear on what the money is for in total.
[quote][p][bold]MooseCraftsman[/bold] wrote: Really? A bridge?! Surely £4,000,000 can be better spent elsewhere in Newport??[/p][/quote]It's not £4million for a bridge though, is it. All these improvements are necessary. Quibble the cost of the whole package, fair enough, but be clear on what the money is for in total. Jimport
  • Score: 13

3:55pm Mon 28 Apr 14

keithbob says...

well overdue,that subway is horrendous and and used as a toilet for the p..heads at night!
well overdue,that subway is horrendous and and used as a toilet for the p..heads at night! keithbob
  • Score: 16

3:56pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Sally121 says...

£4 spend & reducing bus services!. What sense does that make?.
£4 spend & reducing bus services!. What sense does that make?. Sally121
  • Score: -10

4:19pm Mon 28 Apr 14

portman says...

about time !!! fill the stinking hole with fast setting concrete to stop the rats running out
about time !!! fill the stinking hole with fast setting concrete to stop the rats running out portman
  • Score: 1

5:17pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Bobevans says...

cath 872 wrote:
Also not mentioned is the need to use this tunnel to go to the Sorting Office. As a female I find this tunnel scary. It should be closed, and it absolutely stinks.
It is not a sorting office now just a delivery office. Parcels etc can be sent to the local post office which is usually easier than going to some out of the way delivery office with limited opening hours
[quote][p][bold]cath 872[/bold] wrote: Also not mentioned is the need to use this tunnel to go to the Sorting Office. As a female I find this tunnel scary. It should be closed, and it absolutely stinks.[/p][/quote]It is not a sorting office now just a delivery office. Parcels etc can be sent to the local post office which is usually easier than going to some out of the way delivery office with limited opening hours Bobevans
  • Score: -5

5:30pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Poolerkev says...

Another good reason to vote labour. Well done NCC and the WAG.
Another good reason to vote labour. Well done NCC and the WAG. Poolerkev
  • Score: -28

5:32pm Mon 28 Apr 14

gingertom says...

I hope they consider the disabled for a change because I cannot walk from the town to the other side of the road to catch the X15 it is too far even if you are going under the subway.
I hope they consider the disabled for a change because I cannot walk from the town to the other side of the road to catch the X15 it is too far even if you are going under the subway. gingertom
  • Score: 5

7:38pm Mon 28 Apr 14

inkyskin says...

Glad that subway will be gone! total eyesore and always stinks!
Glad that subway will be gone! total eyesore and always stinks! inkyskin
  • Score: 6

8:24pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Dave on his Soapbox says...

....last week there was an article in the Argus which was not available for comment.....regardin
g the decline in bus usage in Newport over the last year....this despite the millions of WAG funding for bus lanes etc....

Now this has failed....they're determined to throw more good money after bad...to try and persuade more people to leave their cars at home....when in reality with falling car insurance premiums and fuel prices....and the convenience and cost of having/running a car gives to families....this is a noble idea that will fail to gain any real increase in bus usage....

After all public transport is only any good for those with plenty of time....spending time standing around in cold and damp at bus stops or platforms....and don't have to busy / complex life styles many do.....
....last week there was an article in the Argus which was not available for comment.....regardin g the decline in bus usage in Newport over the last year....this despite the millions of WAG funding for bus lanes etc.... Now this has failed....they're determined to throw more good money after bad...to try and persuade more people to leave their cars at home....when in reality with falling car insurance premiums and fuel prices....and the convenience and cost of having/running a car gives to families....this is a noble idea that will fail to gain any real increase in bus usage.... After all public transport is only any good for those with plenty of time....spending time standing around in cold and damp at bus stops or platforms....and don't have to busy / complex life styles many do..... Dave on his Soapbox
  • Score: -9

8:41pm Mon 28 Apr 14

keithbob says...

portman wrote:
about time !!! fill the stinking hole with fast setting concrete to stop the rats running out
no concrete them in there too along with the druggies!
[quote][p][bold]portman[/bold] wrote: about time !!! fill the stinking hole with fast setting concrete to stop the rats running out[/p][/quote]no concrete them in there too along with the druggies! keithbob
  • Score: -1

8:50pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Adrian Williams says...

Good news. Can we also have some money to secure our Medieval Ship as well please ?
Good news. Can we also have some money to secure our Medieval Ship as well please ? Adrian Williams
  • Score: 1

9:35pm Mon 28 Apr 14

sylwebydd says...

money will be hypothecated, i.e it can only be spent on transport. Use it or lose it.
money will be hypothecated, i.e it can only be spent on transport. Use it or lose it. sylwebydd
  • Score: 3

9:54pm Mon 28 Apr 14

cath 872 says...

Dave on his soapbox
'Public transport is only any good for those with plenty of time' Do you mean those of us who need buses to get to work ? We bus users have busy/complex lives too!
Dave on his soapbox 'Public transport is only any good for those with plenty of time' Do you mean those of us who need buses to get to work ? We bus users have busy/complex lives too! cath 872
  • Score: 9

10:31pm Mon 28 Apr 14

newporteast says...

Welsh Labour wasting more of our money ITS TIME FOR A CHANGE
DON’T VOTE LABOUR
Welsh Labour wasting more of our money ITS TIME FOR A CHANGE DON’T VOTE LABOUR newporteast
  • Score: 1

12:01am Tue 29 Apr 14

pwharley says...

Perhaps this will allow the deplorable bus terminal in Market Square to be knocked down and something better built?

Who were the jokers who allowed it to be built
(a) with opaque walls, so the bus destinations cannot be seen?
(b) without toilets (which the old bus station had)?
(c) to a design which allows smoking (banned in the old bus station)?

Market Square was a shocking waste of public money; those responsible should be kept well away from this new money!
Perhaps this will allow the deplorable bus terminal in Market Square to be knocked down and something better built? Who were the jokers who allowed it to be built (a) with opaque walls, so the bus destinations cannot be seen? (b) without toilets (which the old bus station had)? (c) to a design which allows smoking (banned in the old bus station)? Market Square was a shocking waste of public money; those responsible should be kept well away from this new money! pwharley
  • Score: 12

1:56am Tue 29 Apr 14

broadsworddan says...

That tunnel used to flood (perhaps it still does, I don't know) when I was a kid. Me and my friend would give "backies" on our bikes, over the flood water, to commuters who had to get through the tunnel to their trains. We'd charge 50p a ride. Any of you remember paying me to take you through the tunnel on the back of my bike? The thought of a suit, hunched up on the back of my BMW with a brief case is priceless. What a great memory. I really love my home town, worts n' all!
That tunnel used to flood (perhaps it still does, I don't know) when I was a kid. Me and my friend would give "backies" on our bikes, over the flood water, to commuters who had to get through the tunnel to their trains. We'd charge 50p a ride. Any of you remember paying me to take you through the tunnel on the back of my bike? The thought of a suit, hunched up on the back of my BMW with a brief case is priceless. What a great memory. I really love my home town, worts n' all! broadsworddan
  • Score: 9

1:58am Tue 29 Apr 14

broadsworddan says...

broadsworddan wrote:
That tunnel used to flood (perhaps it still does, I don't know) when I was a kid. Me and my friend would give "backies" on our bikes, over the flood water, to commuters who had to get through the tunnel to their trains. We'd charge 50p a ride. Any of you remember paying me to take you through the tunnel on the back of my bike? The thought of a suit, hunched up on the back of my BMW with a brief case is priceless. What a great memory. I really love my home town, worts n' all!
I meant BMX
[quote][p][bold]broadsworddan[/bold] wrote: That tunnel used to flood (perhaps it still does, I don't know) when I was a kid. Me and my friend would give "backies" on our bikes, over the flood water, to commuters who had to get through the tunnel to their trains. We'd charge 50p a ride. Any of you remember paying me to take you through the tunnel on the back of my bike? The thought of a suit, hunched up on the back of my BMW with a brief case is priceless. What a great memory. I really love my home town, worts n' all![/p][/quote]I meant BMX broadsworddan
  • Score: 4

5:29am Tue 29 Apr 14

anigel says...

If they are investing in South Wales railway stations then they really should look at replacing the foot bridge at Severn Tunnel junction, it has rusted so badly bits are falling off it all the time, Especially on platforms 2 and 3 where you can see missing supports under the steps. Scares me every time I have to cross it to get off the platforms.
If they are investing in South Wales railway stations then they really should look at replacing the foot bridge at Severn Tunnel junction, it has rusted so badly bits are falling off it all the time, Especially on platforms 2 and 3 where you can see missing supports under the steps. Scares me every time I have to cross it to get off the platforms. anigel
  • Score: 0

7:50am Tue 29 Apr 14

Ty du Exile says...

As they have found money for this, what about a few million for the Ebbw Vale to Newport link?
As they have found money for this, what about a few million for the Ebbw Vale to Newport link? Ty du Exile
  • Score: 17

9:47am Tue 29 Apr 14

Howie' says...

Jinxey wrote:
bobbajob wrote:
Ever heard of the Green Cross Code?
Pretty sure that isn't relevant for crossing railways.
Um, it's not crossing the Railway it's crossing the road! As for the green x code it's the lights and crossing outside of the Station that causes the congestion in that area, yesterday traffic was queued back up to the Civic Centre so I welcome a bridge there.
[quote][p][bold]Jinxey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobbajob[/bold] wrote: Ever heard of the Green Cross Code?[/p][/quote]Pretty sure that isn't relevant for crossing railways.[/p][/quote]Um, it's not crossing the Railway it's crossing the road! As for the green x code it's the lights and crossing outside of the Station that causes the congestion in that area, yesterday traffic was queued back up to the Civic Centre so I welcome a bridge there. Howie'
  • Score: -1

9:51am Tue 29 Apr 14

Howie' says...

Heleninnewport wrote:
I am just hoping that the dreadful underpass will finally be closed,I think it is a Victorian tunnel,but it is very unpleasant and malodorous!
I thought It had closed a few years ago,
[quote][p][bold]Heleninnewport[/bold] wrote: I am just hoping that the dreadful underpass will finally be closed,I think it is a Victorian tunnel,but it is very unpleasant and malodorous![/p][/quote]I thought It had closed a few years ago, Howie'
  • Score: -2

9:51am Tue 29 Apr 14

The Red Claw says...

Poolerkev wrote:
Another good reason to vote labour. Well done NCC and the WAG.
Yes, the WAG seem very good at doling money out. Give them something a little more important and challenging, such as improving the state of the Welsh NHS and Welsh education, and it seems they are not that enthusiastic, interested and so dynamic.
[quote][p][bold]Poolerkev[/bold] wrote: Another good reason to vote labour. Well done NCC and the WAG.[/p][/quote]Yes, the WAG seem very good at doling money out. Give them something a little more important and challenging, such as improving the state of the Welsh NHS and Welsh education, and it seems they are not that enthusiastic, interested and so dynamic. The Red Claw
  • Score: 0

9:57am Tue 29 Apr 14

displayed says...

broadsworddan wrote:
That tunnel used to flood (perhaps it still does, I don't know) when I was a kid. Me and my friend would give "backies" on our bikes, over the flood water, to commuters who had to get through the tunnel to their trains. We'd charge 50p a ride. Any of you remember paying me to take you through the tunnel on the back of my bike? The thought of a suit, hunched up on the back of my BMW with a brief case is priceless. What a great memory. I really love my home town, worts n' all!
A real entrepreneur then, well done, saved many a suit from getting wet!
[quote][p][bold]broadsworddan[/bold] wrote: That tunnel used to flood (perhaps it still does, I don't know) when I was a kid. Me and my friend would give "backies" on our bikes, over the flood water, to commuters who had to get through the tunnel to their trains. We'd charge 50p a ride. Any of you remember paying me to take you through the tunnel on the back of my bike? The thought of a suit, hunched up on the back of my BMW with a brief case is priceless. What a great memory. I really love my home town, worts n' all![/p][/quote]A real entrepreneur then, well done, saved many a suit from getting wet! displayed
  • Score: 3

12:10pm Tue 29 Apr 14

-trigg- says...

The subway is part of Newport's proud heritage and must be preserved at great expense! How dare the council consider getting rid of it without a full public consultation first?

Still, I hear they have some pretty-coloured tiles they scraped from a wall somewhere that they can use to help fill it in...
The subway is part of Newport's proud heritage and must be preserved at great expense! How dare the council consider getting rid of it without a full public consultation first? Still, I hear they have some pretty-coloured tiles they scraped from a wall somewhere that they can use to help fill it in... -trigg-
  • Score: -8

12:20pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Aquarius says...

Ty du Exile wrote:
As they have found money for this, what about a few million for the Ebbw Vale to Newport link?
I think this is an interesting question. Where has this money suddenly come from?

Well, I suspect it's not new money (they keep telling us they haven't got any) and that some other budget or project is going to suffer.
[quote][p][bold]Ty du Exile[/bold] wrote: As they have found money for this, what about a few million for the Ebbw Vale to Newport link?[/p][/quote]I think this is an interesting question. Where has this money suddenly come from? Well, I suspect it's not new money (they keep telling us they haven't got any) and that some other budget or project is going to suffer. Aquarius
  • Score: 2

12:52pm Tue 29 Apr 14

slimboy88 says...

Howie' wrote:
Jinxey wrote:
bobbajob wrote: Ever heard of the Green Cross Code?
Pretty sure that isn't relevant for crossing railways.
Um, it's not crossing the Railway it's crossing the road! As for the green x code it's the lights and crossing outside of the Station that causes the congestion in that area, yesterday traffic was queued back up to the Civic Centre so I welcome a bridge there.
Unfortunately you will find Devon Place is on the other side of the railway to Queensway and the report clearly states "The new footbridge will link Devon Place with bus stops on the Queensway outside the railway station". So yes it will be crossing the railway.
[quote][p][bold]Howie'[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jinxey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobbajob[/bold] wrote: Ever heard of the Green Cross Code?[/p][/quote]Pretty sure that isn't relevant for crossing railways.[/p][/quote]Um, it's not crossing the Railway it's crossing the road! As for the green x code it's the lights and crossing outside of the Station that causes the congestion in that area, yesterday traffic was queued back up to the Civic Centre so I welcome a bridge there.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately you will find Devon Place is on the other side of the railway to Queensway and the report clearly states "The new footbridge will link Devon Place with bus stops on the Queensway outside the railway station". So yes it will be crossing the railway. slimboy88
  • Score: 8

1:00pm Tue 29 Apr 14

b3talover says...

Bobevans wrote:
/=Perhaps if Newport Council had not made a total mess of it we could have had a Central Transport Hub Opposite the Rail station but then that would be sensible ands Newport Council do not do Sensible
Watch this space!
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: /=Perhaps if Newport Council had not made a total mess of it we could have had a Central Transport Hub Opposite the Rail station but then that would be sensible ands Newport Council do not do Sensible[/p][/quote]Watch this space! b3talover
  • Score: -5

1:03pm Tue 29 Apr 14

ianto100 says...

what is it with Newport and its bus stations? we have a new one now and there will be another one with the new development. Typical Labour council, Please don't mess it up again!!!
what is it with Newport and its bus stations? we have a new one now and there will be another one with the new development. Typical Labour council, Please don't mess it up again!!! ianto100
  • Score: 0

7:49pm Tue 29 Apr 14

scraptheWAG says...

perhaps there is some left over tin from the airport
perhaps there is some left over tin from the airport scraptheWAG
  • Score: -2

6:19pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Newportg says...

newporteast wrote:
Welsh Labour wasting more of our money ITS TIME FOR A CHANGE
DON’T VOTE LABOUR
What a load of rubbish. All these people with their own agenda's will do anything to talk this city down!!

It's a good news story and more evidence that Newport is on the up. Well done to the council and the WAG.
[quote][p][bold]newporteast[/bold] wrote: Welsh Labour wasting more of our money ITS TIME FOR A CHANGE DON’T VOTE LABOUR[/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish. All these people with their own agenda's will do anything to talk this city down!! It's a good news story and more evidence that Newport is on the up. Well done to the council and the WAG. Newportg
  • Score: 0

7:47am Fri 2 May 14

Independentvoter says...

Wheelchair users and disabled residents have been told there is no money to pay for home care in Newport. They stopped the meals on wheels. They closed down the day centres all because we are suppose to be in hard times. No money eh ? oh well at least disabled residents are getting a new bridge which they can't use.Thanks Newport Council.
Wheelchair users and disabled residents have been told there is no money to pay for home care in Newport. They stopped the meals on wheels. They closed down the day centres all because we are suppose to be in hard times. No money eh ? oh well at least disabled residents are getting a new bridge which they can't use.Thanks Newport Council. Independentvoter
  • Score: 1

5:37pm Fri 2 May 14

Bobevans says...

keithbob wrote:
well overdue,that subway is horrendous and and used as a toilet for the p..heads at night!
This bridge and the underpass are not connect. People seem confused. The bridge connects the New station building not the old
[quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: well overdue,that subway is horrendous and and used as a toilet for the p..heads at night![/p][/quote]This bridge and the underpass are not connect. People seem confused. The bridge connects the New station building not the old Bobevans
  • Score: -2

7:20pm Sun 4 May 14

bobbajob says...

How about a train flyover through Newport so the pedestrians can walk under? Train passengers can alight at Newport and use helterskelter style slides to descend to the new bus station. They can ascend to the platform in cable cars ( which have wheelchair access I hasten to add add ). It would certainly put Newport, home of the 2010 Ryder Cup, on the map. Additionally, the tunnel can be at two levels, the lower for cars, so that access to the west side of Newport can be improved. I'm fed up with driving over the top since the council messed up the route via the kingsway.
How about a train flyover through Newport so the pedestrians can walk under? Train passengers can alight at Newport and use helterskelter style slides to descend to the new bus station. They can ascend to the platform in cable cars ( which have wheelchair access I hasten to add add ). It would certainly put Newport, home of the 2010 Ryder Cup, on the map. Additionally, the tunnel can be at two levels, the lower for cars, so that access to the west side of Newport can be improved. I'm fed up with driving over the top since the council messed up the route via the kingsway. bobbajob
  • Score: -1

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