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Newport launches Cardiff express service

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A half hourly express service between Newport and Cardiff has been launched by Newport Transport with a predicted end-to-end journey time of 35 minutes.

The X30 Express will use the M4 between Newport and Cardiff with limited stops in each city and will be operated by new Scania OmniCitys with a day ticket priced at £2.50. Newport runs an existing stopping service using A-roads in conjunction with Cardiff Bus but the latter is not involved in the new express route.

Newport Transport managing director believes that the X30 will provide an alternative for car-bound commuters travelling into Cardiff at peak times as well as a service for shoppers throughout the day.
Welsh Assembly member Rosemary Butler welcomed the launch of the new service, praising Newport Transport as "one of the best bus operators in Wales".

The launch of the X30 also coincided with the unveiling of a new uniform for Newport Transport drivers.

www.newporttransport.co.uk

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