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The days when Plymouth was very much Dart City seem very much behind us as the number of Darts continues to decline rapidly with more due out of service over the coming weeks. The Gas buses are due to start arriving this month which will see off even more of them...
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23 January 2017

Life After Plymouth: Y644NYD

With thanks to Craig George from OTS I can bring you photos of former Plymouth Citybus Dennis Dart Y644NYD freshly repainted plain white…
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OTS of Falmouth very recently purchased this Dennis Super Pointer Dart from Plymouth Citybus. Seen here looking pristine on it's first journey in that direction having been freshly repainted by the brilliant AJS Motor Bodyworks in Bodmin. Now the exterior is looking a lot fresher, work will start on the interior immediately with a re-trim and seatbelting starting next week.
The bus will then work for the company as a flexible "thunderbird" to cover contracts, summer cruise ship peaks and release full size coaches for longer distance work when required. 

And again as a reminder of how she was just a few months ago..
Plymouth Citybus 044 Y644NYD

19 January 2017

Dearly Departed Darts

I have made a few updates to the Plymouth Citybus fleet listing over the last few days. Many of these are just confirming the status of the older withdrawn Darts as they slowly disappear off for scrap, but of note is the selling of Dennis Dart 44 to an operator in Cornwall: OTS Coaches, Falmouth.

44 was one of the earliest buses into the Black band livery

Plymouth Citybus 044 Y644NYD

19 September 2005

Plymouth Citybus 044 Y644NYD

8 March 2010

Plymouth Citybus 044 Y644NYD

23 August 2016: My last photo of 44 on the road

Another bus off the fleet is 27 S127FTA which is now owned by Jason Beverley joining the collection at the Plymouth City Transport Preservation Group.

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Plymouth Citybus 027 S127FTA

23 August 2016: By nice coincidence the same date was also my last photo of 27 in service! Plymouth Citybus 027 S127FTA

September 2006

18 January 2017

Football and Bus Stops

Apparently there is a football match on Wednesday evening…

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*** FOOTBALL SPECIAL ***
Mr Robert Risk is providing Extra buses on the Football Specials for PAFC vs Liverpool FA Cup game on Wednesday. - COYG
Child Single - £1.00 Return - £1.50
Adult Single - £1.50 Return - £2.50

Also Stagecoach are running extra buses on Park & Ride 100

We have additional buses running on our 100 Park and Ride this Wednesday 18th January for the FA Cup Third round match between Plymouth Argyle and Liverpool at Home Park from 19:45 Additional buses will operate before and after the match between the George and Milehouse Park and Ride Sites only. Tickets are from £1.40 for a single, and £2.30 for a return.


Meanwhile

Plymouth City Council announced that the new interchange at Derriford Hospital is now officially up and running

Work to upgrade Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange is now complete. The road outside Derriford Hospital has been widened to allow buses to travel in both directions – helping to reduce congestion outside the main entrance and making bus journeys to and from the hospital quicker and more reliable. Four additional bus stops have been installed and footpaths widened to provide more space for waiting passengers and separate drop-off areas have been created for taxis.

Developed in partnership with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, the scheme cost just over £2 million and was part funded  through the Heart-of-the-South-West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The LEP awarded £1.4 million, with the remainder provided by the Council and the Trust. Construction was carried out by our highways contractor Amey.

Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Housing, Transport and Planning, said: “The new interchange should ease traffic flow outside the hospital and help to improve bus journey times. It also includes better, safer areas for people being picked up and dropped off and will hopefully make a difference to patients, staff and visitors. We’d like to thank people for bearing with us while the works were carried out.”

Landscaping at the front of the hospital is complete and a new orchard, developed with the Derriford Hospital Environment Group, will be planted in February, providing an open green space for staff, patients and visitors. Derriford is identified in the Joint Local Plan as a key area to deliver growth in housing and employment, with the vision to establish a new heart for the north of the city first proposed in Plymouth’s Core Strategy in 2007. Central to this vision is a transport network that can connect people to new homes, jobs and leisure and health facilities.

The Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme is part of a master plan of highway improvements on and around the city’s ‘northern corridor’, connecting with the new Marjon Link Road and complementing other schemes such as the Derriford Transport Scheme, where construction has just got under way. New Bus stops in use There were several worried looks as my 51 bus to work on Monday morning went straight on at the old entrance to Derriford. There were a few passengers who knew what was going on though who reassured those who didn't. I have noticed a few confused people running across the road trying to find their bus but it all seems to be running very well so far and is a big improvement on what was there before. This is one of those schemes which really was worth waiting for as far as I am concerned Red Blue and Green

17 January 2017

Cornwall Transit 054

Welcome to Cornwall Transit 054

A batch of changes for First South West in Cornwall for February, and some advance notices for St Ives Bus Co. There are also a couple of late notices for Plymouth Citybus, although once again VOSA seems to be taking a while to catch up as they have yet to appear on N&P etc. If and when they do get published the full details will be found on the main route pages on the links below.


First South West Ltd PH0004983 t/a KERNOW

Kernow 10 10A 10B 17 17A 17B PH0004983.173 Penzance St Ives

  • PH0004983/173 
  • Section 3.3 – Applications to Vary Existing Services  NP2576
  • FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED, 
  • UNION STREET, CAMBORNE, TR14 8HF 
  • Operating between PENZANCE Bus Station/ ST IVES 
  • and MADRON/ ST IVES/ ST JUST 
  • given service number 17 / 10 / 10A / 10B / 17A / 17B 
  • effective from 12 February 2017
  • To amend Route and Timetable.

Kernow 11 PH0004983.492 Penzance Local

  • PH0004983/492 
  • Section 3.3 – Applications to Vary Existing Services NP2576
  • FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED, 
  • UNION STREET, CAMBORNE, TR14 8HF 
  • Operating between Penzance Sainsbury 
  • and Penzance Sainsbury 
  • given service number 11 
  • effective from 13 February 2017. 
  • To amend Timetable.

Kernow 14/18 PH0004983.174 Penzance - St Ives - Truro

  • PH0004983/174 
  • Section 3.3 – Applications to Vary Existing Services NP2576
  • FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED, 
  • UNION STREET, CAMBORNE, TR14 8HF 
  • Operating between PENZANCE, Bus Station/ ST IVES, Malakoff 
  • and TRURO Bus Station/ College 
  • given service number 14 / 18 / 236 / 237 / 238 / 239 / 240 / 241 
  • effective from 12 February 2017. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable.

Kernow 21 PH0004983.500 Newquay - St Austell

  • PH0004983/500 
  • Section 3.3 – Applications to Vary Existing Services NP2576
  • FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED, 
  • UNION STREET, CAMBORNE, TR14 8HF 
  • Operating between Newquay Bus Station 
  • and St. Austell Bus Station 
  • given service number 21 
  • effective from 12 February 2017. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable.

Kernow 47 PH0004983.443 Troon- Truro

  • PH0004983/443 
  • Section 3.3 – Applications to Vary Existing Services NP2576
  • FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED, 
  • UNION STREET, CAMBORNE, TR14 8HF 
  • Operating between Troon, The Square 
  • and Truro Bus Station 
  • given service number 47 
  • effective from 12 February 2017. 
  • To amend Timetable

Kernow 87 PH0004983.501 Newquay - St Austell

  • PH0004983/501 
  • Section 3.3 – Applications to Vary Existing Services NP2576 
  • FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED, UNION STREET, CAMBORNE, TR14 8HF 
  • Operating between Newquay Manor Road 
  • and Truro Bus Station 
  • given service number 87 
  • effective from 12 February 2017. 
  • To amend Timetable.

Kernow 101 PH0004983.360 St Austell -  Eden Project / Luxulyan School

  • PH0004983/360 
  • Section 3.3 – Applications to Vary Existing Services NP2576 
  • FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED, 
  • UNION STREET, CAMBORNE, TR14 8HF 
  • Operating between St Austell Trinity Street 
  • and Eden Project/ Luxulyan School 
  • given service number 101 
  • effective from 12 February 2017. 
  • To amend Timetable.


St Ives Bus Company PH1053866

St Ives Bus Co 1  PH1053866.001 Penbeagle - Hayle

  • PH1053866/1 
  • Section 3.3 – Applications to Vary Existing Services NP2573
  • ST. IVES BUS CO. LTD, 
  • 4 ROSEWALL TERRACE, ST. IVES, TR26 1QJ 
  • Operating between Penbeagle, Porthia Road 
  • and Hayle, West Cornwall Retail Park 
  • given service number 1 
  • effective from 30 January 2017. 
  • To amend Route, Stopping Places and Timetable.

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St Ives Bus 5 PH1053866.021 Stennack Trenwith

  • PH1053866/21 
  • Section 3.3 – Applications to Vary Existing Services NP2577  
  • ST. IVES BUS CO. LTD, 4 ROSEWALL TERRACE, ST. IVES, TR26 1QJ 
  • Operating between St Ives, Royal Square 
  • and St Ives, Royal Square 
  • given service number 5 
  • effective from 15 July 2017. 
  • To amend Timetable.

St Ives Bus 6 PH1053866.022 Higher Stennack Porthmeor

  • PH1053866/22 
  • Section 3.3 – Applications to Vary Existing Services NP2577 
  • ST. IVES BUS CO. LTD, 
  • 4 ROSEWALL TERRACE, ST. IVES, TR26 1QJ 
  • Operating between St Ives Rugby Club 
  • and St Ives, Porthmeor Beach 
  • given service number 6 
  • effective from 01 April 2017
  • To amend Route and Timetable

 


Plymouth Citybus PH0000135

Plymouth Citybus 72 PH0000135.164 Plymouth - Looe

  • Due to the road closure above the service 73 will have a revised timetable between the above dates. This will also include a diversion from Sandplace via Morval and Widegates before arriving in Looe. The 72 will also see the removal of the Sunday service but this will be covered by the 73 revised Sunday Timetable during this road closure.
  • 72 Plymouth City Centre - Saltash - Looe - Pelynt
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Plymouth Citybus 73 PH0000135.163 Liskeard - Looe

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