Victory for Swansea students over 'joke' bus service to new campus
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Overcrowded buses to the new Swansea University campus is down to blundering bosses underestimating student numbers. The first day of term saw many buses full to capacity, with some students being stranded for up to an hour waiting for a bus with empty seats. Several missed their introduction lectures because of the overcrowding, despite promises that transport would not be an issue. The £450m Bay campus opened last week and is the second campus of Swansea University, seven miles from the original Singleton campus, in neighbouring Port Talbot. There is no car parking for students on the new campus, so the thousands of students studying on the Bay campus but living in Swansea city have to commute by bus. Justin Davies, Managing Director of bus company First Cymru, speaking to The National Student said: "We are sorry that some of our customers have experienced overcrowding on our Service 8. We worked very closely with the university authorities on the new bus services before the term started, but the actual journey times and student numbers have exceeded the joint predictions." The new campus will play host to business and engineering students, with over 900 students moving into accommodation on site.
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