In 2003, the BBC reported plans for rebuilding it.
Let's go back a bit.
Readers may remember First Bus' entry into the UK long-distance travel market with Greyhound; frequent luxury coaches from Portsmouth and Southampton to London.
"Greyhound" or simply "100" don't appear on the First Bristol and Avon web site ...
... but it does feature (as 100) on the First Cymru version.
Anyway, here is an extract from the current Greyhound site timetable.
Note that all these coaches from the airport call at Bristol bus station, the University of the West of England [UWE] at Frenchay, Newport and Cardiff before travelling onwards to Swansea. Back to the display at Bristol bus station.
The service 100 departure times are correct, exactly as shown on the timetable; the little route diagram shows the full service; but, look and wonder, they all have note (1) added.
And note (1) means:-
A few questions to be answered by First Bus management.
1. Why doesn't the service appear on the Bristol area web site?
2. Why isn't there a proper timetable posted at Bristol bus station?
3. What wally approved such a glaring inaccuracy as note (1)?
4. Why has no member of staff spotted how daft it is?
5. Do you want people to travel on your service or not?
6. Is it wise to unload passengers on the runway?
However, there is some good news; or is it bad news? From 4th May the problem of incompetent Greyhound information at Bristol bus station is resolved.
Service 100 (has the Greyhound died?) will no longer call at Bristol centre or UWE! The big question, however, is, as yet, unresolved. Will First admit that it runs beyond Cardiff and say so at bus stands?
FirstGroup’s pre-close trading statement for the twelve months to 31 March 2014 published on Wednesday 2 April 2014 : Chris Surch Finance Director
Thanks, Bob, for prompting this blog and sending the photo.