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Newport Train Station - Newport Edition - Gwent, Wales.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 35.322 W 003° 00.082
30U E 499905 N 5715293
Quick Description: Newport Railway Station - Featured on the Newport Edition Monopoly Board. When viewed by Satellite, the ticket office, booking hall & passenger bridge, looks like a giant metal moustache - Located in Newport, Gwent, South Wales.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/8/2016 10:12:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMTDXB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
Newport railway station passenger bridge, has a ticket hall, ticket barriers, elevators & Café, duplicated each end of the foot bridge.

From the Satellite view the roof appears to be opaque, & looks like metal, but it is in fact translucent & covered in continuous ETFE (Ethylene Tetra Fluoro Ethylene) with aluminium-clad spiral side walls. See: (visit link)

"The redevelopment of Newport Railway Station provides passengers with a bigger, bright and modern station fit for the 21st century. As principal consultant on the project, Atkins' contract covered two terminal buildings, accommodation blocks, connecting bridge and external works, with provision of civil and structural engineering, building services engineering, landscape architecture, rail, telecoms and pedestrian flow expertise.

A key priority for Atkins’ design team was minimising the building’s operational energy demands and carbon emissions. One of the key features in helping to achieve this is the featherweight plastic covering that surrounds the building. It is a hundred times lighter than glass and requires a fraction of the steel and concrete support of a normal structure. The cladding is recyclable, unaffected by ultra-violet light or atmospheric pollution and is self-cleaning." text Source; (visit link) & (visit link)
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