The home of anything and everything to do with transport in and around Plymouth for more than thirteen years!
The face of public transport in Plymouth is about to undergo a big change over the coming months with the end of Target Travel in its present guise. The company will continue under a new licence but many of its bus services have already been lost to Stagecoach in particular. The Devon CC tenders continue for a while longer until new tenders take effect in December.
Meanwhile Plymouth Citybus sees a significant batch of secondhand buses arriving soon.
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17 October 2018

More Days Out In Cornwall

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From 22nd - 25th October Plymouth Citybus are running special bus services direct to top destinations in Cornwall. Whether you want to take the kids to Newquay Zoo or Camel Creek Adventure Park, or have a leisurely day our at the Eden Project or Boscastle, we've got your transport sorted. We'll drop you right to the door of some of Cornwall's best attractions so you don't have to worry about the car, parking or train connections!

  • Monday 22 October: Service 900 Plymouth - Newquay (via Liskeard, Newquay Zoo)

From nature trails to milking the cows, kids of all ages can enjoy a day at all-weather attraction DairyLand Farm World, our first stop on this route. Next up, Newquay Zoo offers a day packed with animal adventures from around the world.  If you'd rather relax by the sea our final destination on Monday is Newquay bus station, just a 4-minute walk from the nearest beach.

  • Tuesday 23 October: Service 901 Plymouth - St Austell (via Eden Project, Charlestown)

On Tuesday we head to the market town of St Austell via the Eden Project and Charlestown. This route stops first at the Eden Project, which guarantees a fascinating day of exploration through its famous biomes. Get up to £4 off admission per person at the Eden Project by showing your bus ticket as part of their green travel discount. We also stop at historic Georgian port, Charlestown, before reaching St Austell, where you can enjoy a day of shopping in a beautiful setting. futuristic architecture

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  • Wednesday 24 October: Service 902 Plymouth - Boscastle (via Trethorne Leisure Park, Port Isaac)

Wednesday offers something for everyone. Experience the new for 2018 jumping pillows along with animal encounters and soft play at Trethorne Leisure Park. The traditional fishing village of Port Isaac is a must-visit for fans of the TV series Doc Martin. For those looking for a cultural day out, we will also stop at Tintagel and Boscastle, home to the Museum of Witchcraft.

  • Thursday 25 October: Service 903 Plymouth - Camel Creek Adventure Park (via Liskeard, Bodmin)

Thursday offers a service direct to Camel Creek Adventure Park. Voted Family Attraction of the Year, there's plenty of all-weather fun to be had for the whole family including a 5D simulator experience, thrilling rides and indoor soft play areas. Show your bus ticket on arrival to get 10% off admission at Camel Creek Adventure Park. Thursdays will also see a stop at Bodmin Lidl for Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Cornwall's premier heritage railway.

https://www.plymouthbus.co.uk/daysout/

16 October 2018

The Battle for Derrifords Park & Riders

 

Stagecoach Plymouth have a new fare promotion:

It’s now even cheaper to catch the 100/101 between the George Park and Ride and Derriford Hospital, with our special offer on fares.

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Our brand new Derriford Park & Rider weekly ticket is just £5.00*, that’s only 50p per journey.

  • Fares will be available on the app and as a paper ticket on bus
  • Buses run every 10-15 minutes and feature comfortable high-backed leather-effect seats plus free WiFi. So sit back, relax and travel into the city in style!
  • Concessionary passes also welcome.
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Cant think why this is happening!

13 October 2018

Devon & Cornwall Transit 124

Bus services across Devon & Cornwall that are due to change in the next week (15-21 OCT 2018)

Just the one change due this week

National Express Ltd • PD0000738

Licence: PD0000738.313
Operator: NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD
Address: DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD, GB
Route Number: 530
Start Point: Newcastle Upon Tyne Coach Station
Via: 0
End Point: Paignton Bus Station
Other Details: Vary route, stopping places and timetable.
Received: 00-Jan-1900
Effective: 15-Oct-2018
Accepted: 00-Jan-1900
No end date
Event Type: Variation applications
N & P:  NP2663
N & P Section: 3.3 Applications to Vary Existing Services
Event Description:  Variation Accepted by SN
Final Published: DCT124
VOSA: PD0000738/313
Route now serves Cheltenham instead of Worcester
Traveline Timetable: 530 Newcastle Upon Tyne - Paignton

Turners Coaches

Just appearing today on VOSA are the cancellations from the 28th October of all of Turners routes:

Licence Number Start Point End Point Effective date
PH0000620.001 663 CHUMLEIGH Garage SOUTH MOLTON 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.002 665 CHUMLEIGH BARNSTAPLE 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.015 678 NOMANSLAND CIRCULAR 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.045 870 CREDITON GREEN TIVERTON 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.046 668 Thelbridge Crediton 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.048 325 Lapford Barnstaple Bus Station 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.050 188 HALWILL JUNCTION, STATION FIELDS TAVISTOCK BUS STATION 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.051 679 BEECH HILL EXETER BUS STATION 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.052 678 WITHERIDGE/CHERITON FITZPAINE EXETER BUS STATION 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.053 677 ZEAL MONACHORUM EXETER BUS STATION 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.057 648 IDDESLEIGH GREEN OKEHAMPTON, SCHOOL WAY 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.059 646 HALWILL JUNCTION, STATION FIELDS BARNSTAPLE BUS STATION 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.060 642 NORTHLEW SQUARE BIDEFORD 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.061 639 HATHERLEIGH MARKET HOLSWORTHY MANOR CAR PARK 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.062 638 HALWILL JUNCTION, STATION FIELDS HOLSWORTHY MANOR CAR PARK 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.064 630 (631) NORTHLEW SQUARE OKEHAMPTON SCHOOL WAY 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.065 859 South Molton Square Chittlehampton Square 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.066 663S Chumleigh Leigh Villas South Molton United Junior School 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.067 855 South Molton Square South Molton Square 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.068 660 South Molton Square Bishop's Nympton, Glebeland Villas 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.069 856 South Molton Square North Molton Bridge 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.070 671 Okehampton, Fore Street Okehampton, Fore Street 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.071 386 PETROCK STOWE PETROCK STOWE 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.072 322 ASHREIGNEY ASHREIGNEY 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.073 648 Winkleigh Shelter Winkleigh Shelter 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.077 347 Crediton Green White Cross 28-Oct-2018
PH0000620.078 675 Cherition Fitzpaine Exeter Bus Station 28-Oct-2018

No mention of this on Turners own web site or on Devon County Councils site. Anyone know anything about this?

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11 October 2018

Congratulations to Citybus

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Some tough competition there, but well done to Citybus for being shortlisted - by far the smallest of the operators chosen.

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