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Swansea bus station Bus interchange
Swansea bus station.jpg
Locale Swansea City Centre
Local government Swansea
Opened 1979
2010 (Renovated)
Managed by Swansea City Council
Stands 23
Operators First Cymru (Principal Operator)
National Express
N.A.T. Group
Select Bus Services
1st Call Travel
Bryans Coaches
Travel centre Yes

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 3 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 First Group's Greyhound subsidiary[3] from the bus station to Bridgend Designer Outlet and Cardiff Central Station or Cardiff Bay.

History and redevelopment[edit]

Part of old Quadrant bus station

The bus station opened along with the Quadrant Shopping Centre in 1979,[4] 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.[5]

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.[6] Work started on 13 June 2009[7] 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.[8] These units include a Greggs bakery, Costa Coffee and a Co-operative store.

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

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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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...

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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 ...
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Tue, 01 Jul 2008 09:50:47 -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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Sun, 13 Jan 2013 09:08:00 -0800

The journey time from Swansea bus station to Bristol Airport has been put at two hours and 45 minutes, while the stage from Cardiff to Bristol will take an hour and 40 minutes. The Welsh government announced last month that it intended to buy Cardiff ...
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Mon, 09 Aug 2010 04:20:14 -0700

Work is to begin on upgrading Swansea's railway station after the awarding of the first contract. Strategic Team Group (STG) will build a larger concourse and renovate the station front, add an entrance and refurbish the platform canopies. The ...
Sat, 22 Aug 2009 22:48:38 -0700

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