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Swansea bus station
Bus interchange
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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South Wales Evening Post

South Wales Evening Post
Fri, 01 May 2015 09:21:04 -0700

Newport Bus route X30: Cardiff (Bus Station) - Newport (Market Square), First Bus route X2: Cardiff (Bus Station Bay 5) - Bridgend (Bus Station), First Bus routes X55, X58: Swansea (Bus Station Stand D) Neath (Victoria Gardens), First Bus route X11 ...

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 ...

WalesOnline

WalesOnline
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:03:39 -0700

This would have an adequate future proof operating area, buses facing into Capital Square (as in Swansea bus station design) a high quality retail link to the railway station and above it attractive offices and a car park. An option for the separate ...

WalesOnline

WalesOnline
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 03:09:06 -0700

The family of police sergeant Louise Lucas have described how her death has left an "incredible hole" in their family that can never be filled. In a statement released through her colleagues at South Wales Police, her family said: "Our family is ...
 
BBC News
Mon, 06 Dec 2010 05:06:52 -0800

Swansea has opened a £10m central bus station, giving passengers a hub for bus services for the first time in a year and a half. The old bus station was closed and demolished in June 2009. Its replacement, next to the Quadrant shopping centre, has 20 ...
 
Insidethegames.biz
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:45:00 -0700

To aid this process, First Cymru will divert Services 2, 2B and 2C to operate via Swansea University and Singleton Hospital, with buses running at 15 minute intervals during the day, providing connections between Swansea Bus Station and the competition ...

Southwales Evening Post

Southwales Evening Post
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:33:35 -0700

POST readers have voiced their anger at a bus company's "refusal" to extend a route by three minutes. Councillor Linda Tyler-Lloyd claimed the refusal to extend the route was having a detrimental effect on elderly and disabled bus users. She hoped the ...
 
BBC News
Tue, 01 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0700

Deputy First Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones has announced the long-awaited project has attracted European funding. The existing station will be replaced with a modern, high quality facility to cater for buses, coaches, and Swansea Metro vehicles, dubbed ...
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