Newport gets first service to university hospital

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Newport Bus’ X30 bus service started serving the University Hospital of Wales on April 30, becoming the first direct public transport link between Newport and the Hospital.

The X30 service, the only express bus service to run between Newport and Cardiff, now calls at a new stop at the hospital adjacent to its main multi-storey car park.

Buses operate every 10 minutes to and from the hospital with services alternating between Cardiff Bus Station and Newport Bus Station.

Users of the service from Newport can travel to the hospital in 20 minutes, while those catching the X30 from Cardiff should get there in 10 minutes.

Scott Pearson, Managing Director of Newport Transport, said: “The X30 service is one of the most popular in our network particularly amongst people using the bus to get to and from work. From our own customer research and work with the Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board we realised many more people would benefit from this service stopping at the University Hospital of Wales.”

Paul Hollard, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s Interim Chief Executive, said: “The new express service provided by Newport Bus will make it even easier for patients, visitors and staff to get to University Hospital Wales without having to bring their cars.

“This collaboration is one of a number of projects the University Health Board is moving forward as part of its travel plan aimed at improving access to our sites and boosting sustainable travel.”