Newport Transport appointed as official games transport provider

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Newport Transport has announced that it has been appointed as the official games transport provider for the 2019 Westfield Health British Transplant Games, that will be held in Newport from 25-28 July, 2019.

The games, now in their 42nd year, is a four-day multi-sport event organised for Transplant Sport, which attracts around 2,500 transplant recipients, live donors, donor families and supporters each year.

Event Organiser Andrew Bridge explained: “With less than two weeks to go, Britain’s transplant community is very excited about the games starting.

“We have been preparing for this for well over 12 months and Newport is already proving itself yet again as a brilliant host city for large-scale events.

“We are really pleased to be working with Newport Transport who we are sure will help make the games a huge success.”

The operator will be organising high capacity vehicles to shuttle the athletes and their families to four key events, from the Newport International Sports Village and the official games hotels to Rodney Parade for the opening ceremony, the Riverfront and the Celtic Manor for the exclusive celebration gala on Sunday.

They are expecting to move around 5,000 people over the four-day event and will also offer local bus services to the key venues.

Commenting on the event, Morgan Stevens, Operations Director for Newport Transport said: “We’re proud of being associated with The British Transplant Games by providing transport to the athletes, donors and their families, which include over 300 children.

“At Newport Transport, we are keen to engage with the local community and events and this event gives everyone the opportunity to meet truly inspiring people.”