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Swansea bus station
Swansea bus station.jpg
Location Swansea City Centre
Swansea
Operated by Swansea City Council
Bus stands 23
Bus operators
History
Opened 1979
2010 (renovated)

Swansea bus station, or Swansea city bus station,[1] is a bus station serving Swansea, Wales. It lies immediately to the west of the Quadrant Shopping Centre. The bus station also has a taxi rank to the south.

The station has 20 stands for local bus services with three stands for national coach services.[2] Coach services operated by National Express depart to Llanelli, Carmarthen and Haverfordwest to the west; and London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol as well as Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport to the east. There is an hourly service, served by Greyhound UK from the bus station to Bridgend Designer Outlet and Cardiff Central Station.

History and redevelopment[edit]

Part of old Quadrant bus station

The bus station opened along with the Quadrant Shopping Centre in 1979,[3] replacing the old bus station opposite (next to the Grand Theatre). The bus station was becoming old and run down by the mid 2000s and plans were put forward by the local council to re-develop the site into a more modern bus facility.[4]

In July 2008, it was announced that funding from the European Convergence programme was approved to help with the £11 million redevelopment of the station. On 1 August 2008 it was confirmed that work on the new bus station would begin in January 2009, but it was headlined in the South Wales Evening Post on 1 December 2008, that work would not start until May 2009.[5] Work started on 13 June 2009[6] and the newly built bus station opened on 6 December 2010. New retail units were built within the bus station building but opened on a later date.[7] These units include a Greggs bakery, Costa Coffee and a Co-operative store.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swansea bus station plans approved". City and County of Swansea. 22 February 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "Swansea City Centre - Passenger Information". Swansea City Centre. 24 April 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2008. 
  3. ^ A Timeline of Swansea
  4. ^ "Bus station plans move a step closer". City and County of Swansea. 1 June 2007. Retrieved 4 July 2008. 
  5. ^ "Overhaul for Swansea bus station". BBC News. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2008. 
  6. ^ http://www.swanseacitycentre.com/media/pdf/7/5/New_rangers_heading_for_city_bus_station_-_November_2010.pdf
  7. ^ This is South Wales - Swansea traders are all aboard timely opening of £10m bus station

Coordinates: 51°37′01″N 3°56′45″W / 51.61683°N 3.94586°W / 51.61683; -3.94586


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WalesOnline

WalesOnline
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 05:18:45 -0800

Swansea bus station (whose design this column has held in high regard) failed to provide timetables for all local bus companies routes, and the comprehensive bus map was discontinued “due to budget cuts”. These and the information booth opening hours ...

South Wales Evening Post

South Wales Evening Post
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:39:17 -0800

Vibe TV managing direction Sue Powell-Reed bought two baguette sandwiches for her and her son from the Greggs in Swansea bus station on November 19 - and was horrified to find one was crawling with flies. "Luckily, he didn't open it," she told Wales ...

South Wales Evening Post

South Wales Evening Post
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:45:00 -0700

TERRIFIED commuters were evacuated from Swansea Bus Station this morning after fears were raised over the presence of a suspect vehicle. Eyewitnesses described smoke rising from a car parked in a nearby taxi rank before police arrived, sealing off the ...

South Wales Evening Post

South Wales Evening Post
Sun, 27 Sep 2015 23:17:48 -0700

FRIDAY evenings have recently had a musical soundtrack in Swansea city centre thanks to an initiative to encourage more buskers. Since August visitors and workers may have noticed the strains of a saxophone or acoustic guitar at the bus station, on ...

South Wales Evening Post

South Wales Evening Post
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:00:00 -0700

Free Welsh discount bus pass scheme for 16-18 year olds launched in Swansea. By South Wales Evening Post | Posted: September 01, 2015. Minister for Transport Edwina Hart is handing out the first passes at Swansea bus station today. SHARE PICTURE.

WalesOnline

WalesOnline
Wed, 02 Dec 2015 05:46:43 -0800

It was meant to portray the romance of the open road and bring a piece of Americana to Britain. But the Greyhound bus service between Swansea and Cardiff will be scrapped from this Sunday. Instead, of the retro- American Greyhound bus, the “X10” will ...

South Wales Evening Post

South Wales Evening Post
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:25:26 -0800

A SWANSEA woman is calling on city centre shoppers to stop distracting her guide dog while he is working. Tara Holden, who is registered blind, said people make such a fuss of her young white Labrador that he cannot concentrate on guiding her safely.

South Wales Guardian

South Wales Guardian
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:33:03 -0800

Bus operator First Cymru has announced changes to its timetables in South and West Wales involving routes from Ammanford, Tycroes and Hendy from Sunday, February 22. Service X13 (Ammanford – Swansea) the Sunday timetable is being amended, from ...
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