Cardiff Central bus station


Cardiff Central bus station

Cardiff Central bus station is the main bus transport interchange in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. With 34 stands, it is the largest bus station in the city and in Wales. It is located adjacent to Cardiff Central railway station forming a major bus-rail-taxi interchange. It has 8 concourses lettered A-F and W with each concourse having numbered stands. Bus company offices, toilets and a newsagent are located at stand A. Eating and drinking facilities such as a Burger King, as well as other shops, face the stands on Central Square. Taxi ranks are located on both sides of the station.

Redevelopment

The Station is to be redeveloped in 2008 [http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/news/wales-news/2007/11/15/relief-as-bus-one-way-plan-goes-on-hold-91466-20108766/] . Demolition of the old terminal buildings (between stand A and Wood Street stands) started on 11 January 2008, from which time services that usually stop at the terminal buildings: 8 Cardiff Bay, 9/9A Sports Village and 92/93/94 Penarth & Barry will no longer serve the stops and will instead pick up at Castle Street and Westgate Street. As of 6th May, Stands A & B at the bus station will close for demolition of the terminal buildings and many services will be moved from the bus station to St. Mary Street indefinetely during the daytime on Mondays to Saturdays. After 1900 and all day on Sundays buses will all operate from revised terminal points [http://www.cardiffbus.com/CBSChanges.htm] .

ervices

There are 34 stands at the station, which are located on Central Square, off Wood Street and opposite the Millennium Stadium, in the city centre of Cardiff.

*Cardiff Bus operates: services to Cardiff's districts and suburbs, cross-city services and services to Cardiff Bay, Barry, Llandough, Cogan, Penarth, Dinas Powys, Llantwit Major and Cardiff International Airport.
*Veolia Transport Cymru provides services to Aberdare, Pontypridd, Talbot Green, Barry, Llantwit Major, Tonypandy (Evenings), Heath Hospital and several cross-city routes on contract.
*Stagecoach provides services to Caerphilly, Blackwood, Senghenydd, Pontypool, Merthyr Tydfil, Cwmbran, Abergavenny and Hereford
*Newport Transport provides three services to Newport bus station, one an 'express' route direct via the M4.
*EST Buses provide services to the Vale of Glamorgan
*National Express provides services to Swansea, Bristol, London, Birmingham and The North and also operates services to Heathrow airport and Gatwick Airport
*TrawsCambria provides services to North and West Wales.
*First Cymru operates the half-hourly service 100 from Swansea bus station and services X2 to Porthcawl via Cowbridge and Bridgend

ervices within Cardiff

ee also

*Cardiff Bus
*Stagecoach Wales
*National Express
*Transport in Cardiff


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