Serving around 2.3 million visitors every year with trains to London Paddington, Cardiff, Swansea and Portsmouth, Newport (South Wales) railway station is a key part of the GWR network connecting Wales and the rest of Britain.
The station opened in 1850 and has been through a steady series of improvements ever since. The first of these in 1880, saw major extensions to platforms, while more recent changes were designed to cater for visitors to the 2010 Ryder Cup – which took place at the nearby Celtic Manor Resort. These included a new footbridge and concourse improvements.
Visitors to Newport (South Wales) railway station may be interested to know about some of the many varied activities to do in Newport. The rich history and beautiful gardens of Tredegar House may appeal to those who enjoy National Trust venues, or if you fancy a spot of bird watching the Newport Wetlands are well worth a visit too.