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Coronavirus: parking and public transport updates

Information on parking and public transport changes in relation to the coronavirus.

Car parks

All council car parks in the city centre are open and are currently free. Charges resume from 15 August.

All council beach/foreshore car parks are open and charges apply.

All suburban car parks are open.

New Pay and Display machines are being installed in car parks from Tuesday 11 August. Please accept our apologies for the disruption during this period. These machines are replacing old and damaged machines and will have coin and card payment and the MiPermit app will of course still be available.

 

Civil parking enforcement

As Swansea recovers from the lockdown rules, parking enforcement patrols are now being carried out across Swansea to help manage the flow of traffic and ensure the roads are safe for all road users. 

Therefore on-street pay and display bays, loading bays, limited waiting bays, taxi ranks/bays, bus stops, residents parking bays pedestrian zone, disabled bays, yellow lines, etc. will all now be fully enforced if vehicles are parked in contravention.

We would like to remind everyone to park responsibly and in accordance with the parking restrictions.

 

Park and ride

Park and ride services are suspended until further notice.

 

Bus information

Swansea City Bus Station re-opens for all bus and coach services from Sunday 12 July 2020.

What are the bus station opening hours ?
The main bus station will be open seven days a week between 5.30am and 8.30 pm.  If you are leaving on a coach before the main bus station opens, you can still gain access to the coach departure area through the southerly entrance by pressing the buzzer and showing your travel ticket to the security guard on duty.

Are all bus and coach services using the bus station ?
Yes, all bus and coach services, including National Express and Megabus.

Are social distancing measures in place at the bus station?
Yes, social distancing measures are in place at the bus station.  Buses and coaches will be using every other departure bay.  This will mean that the passenger waiting area at each bay will double in size.  In addition, seating is still being provided, but the number of seats has had to be reduced.

Is my bus leaving from the same bay as before the bus station had to close?
A number of departure bays have changed since the bus station was last open.  We've tried to minimise the number of changes so that buses heading to the likes of Neath and Port Talbot are still leaving from the mostly southerly bays, and buses heading towards the likes of Mumbles, West Swansea and Llanelli are still leaving from the most northerly bays.  Up-to-date departure information is being displayed at each bay to help you find your bus, though initially, this may not be on the electronic screens.

Is the bus station being cleaned as regularly as before ?
Whilst the bus station has been closed, the passenger concourse area has been deep cleaned.  We employ our own cleaning staff at the bus station and they're implementing a revised cleaning regime, which sees the busiest areas and the regular 'touch points' cleaned on a more frequent basis.

Are the public toilets at the bus station open?
The public toilets are open daily between 8.00am and 8.30pm. The 30p charge remains in place as before, and staff are on hand to manage the numbers using the facilities as well as to undertake additional cleaning.

If I need assistance at the bus station, who do I ask?
Bus station rangers are on duty to provide assistance and the Bus Enquiry Information Desk will also be open between 8.30 am and 5.30pm on Mondays to Saturdays, but in a slightly different location.

Do I have to wear a face covering when I use the bus station to get off or wait for my bus?
In Wales, face coverings become a requirement when using public transport from 27 July, though it's a personal choice rather than a requirement to wear one within the bus station area.

Which services are running?
The bus and coach services in the document below are currently running in Swansea.  Please note that from 12 July 2020, the bus and coach services are re-locating from 'on street' stops to the bus station.

PDF Document All bus services in Swansea (PDF, 563KB)Opens new window

Contact details

Links to other operators can be found on the Traveline Cymru website: https://www.traveline.cymru/coronavirus/#h_520819179109891585155595882 and other bus companies on www.swansea.gov.uk/busticketsandoperators

Traveline Cymru's freephone service is also available to provide information and advice on getting around Wales in this unprecedented situation: 0800 464 0000.

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