22 Facts About Cardiff Bus

1. Cardiff Bus has one of the largest stadiums in the United Kingdom, the Millennium Stadium, where important world sports matches and concerts happen.

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2. Cardiff Bus has an international airport, and is twinned with Nantes in France and Stuttgart in Germany.

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3. Cardiff Bus has a big port that used to be known as Tiger Bay.

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4. Cardiff Bus is the capital and biggest city of Wales, in the United Kingdom.

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5. Cardiff Bus is well known for its musicians, such as Ivor Novello, after whom the Ivor Novello Awards are named.

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6. Cardiff Bus has a long association with boxing, from 'Peerless' Jim Driscoll—born in Cardiff in 1880—to more recent, high-profile fights staged in the city.

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7. Cardiff Bus hosted eight football matches of the London 2012 Olympics.

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8. In 2009, Cardiff Bus hosted the first Ashes cricket test, between England and Australia, to be held in Wales.

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9. Cardiff Bus is the Welsh base for the main national broadcasters.

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10. Cardiff Bus has many landmark buildings such as the Principality Stadium, Pierhead Building the Welsh National Museum and the Senedd, the home of the National Assembly for Wales.

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11. Cardiff Bus has 3 state nursery schools, 98 state primary schools (two bilingual, fifteen Welsh medium), and 19 state secondary schools (three Welsh medium).

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12. Majority of Cardiff Bus's shopping portfolio is in the city centre around Queen Street and St Mary Street, with large suburban retail parks located in Cardiff Bay, Culverhouse Cross, Leckwith, Newport Road and Pontprennau, together with markets in the city centre and Splott.

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13. Cardiff Bus has several regeneration projects such as the St David's 2 Centre and surrounding areas of the city centre, and the £1.4 billion International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay which played a part in the London 2012 Olympics.

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14. Cardiff Bus is home to the Welsh media and a large media sector with BBC Wales, S4C and ITV Wales all having studios in the city.

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15. On 1 March 2004, Cardiff Bus was granted Fairtrade City status.

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16. Cardiff Bus is situated near the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, stretching westward from Penarth and Barry—commuter towns of Cardiff—with striped yellow-blue Jurassic limestone cliffs.

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17. In 1905, Cardiff Bus was made a city and proclaimed the capital of Wales in 1955.

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18. Cardiff Bus is the county town of the historic county of Glamorgan.

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19. Cardiff Bus had their opportunities against League One Gillingham but were sunk by a late goal from Elliott List as the home side reached the fourth round for the first time in 15 years.

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20. Cardiff Bus launched a basic service in competition with 2Travel, using white buses bearing no livery stopping short of the bus station.

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21. Cardiff Bus operates an exact fare policy and no change is given.

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22. Cardiff Bus is the dominant operator of bus services in Cardiff, Wales and the surrounding area, including Barry and Penarth.

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