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14 November 2017

Devon & Cornwall Transit 076

The New weekly posting combining Devon & Cornwall Transit.

Highlights this week:

  • First Hampshire & Dorset had a timetable change to the X51/X53
  • Stagecoach register timetable changes for Exeter service P and North Devon 21 services for January
  • National Express withdraw a Devon service which they say doesn't serve Devon anyway

First Hampshire & Dorset Ltd

X51      Bridport - Seaton  FIRST HAMPSHIRE & DORSET LTD PH0006159.402

  • Licence: PH0006159.414
  • Operator: FIRST HAMPSHIRE AND DORSET LIMITED
  • Address: EMPRESS ROAD, BUS DEPOT, SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 0JW, GB
  • Route Number: X51 (X53)
  • Start Point: Bridport Coach Station
  • Via: Lyme Regis
  • End Point: Axminster Rail Station
  • Other Details: variation to timetable Sunday service withdrawn over winter period.
  • Received: 22-Sep-17
  • Effective: 19-Nov-17
  • Accepted: 26-Sep-17
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P: 2615
  • c: Applications to Vary Existing Services (3.3)
  • Initial Published: DT072c
  • Final Published: DCT076
  • From Sunday 19 November, First Wessex will introduce revised timetables. Some routes will have their frequencies altered, while certain Sunday services will be temporarily removed. The bus operator is responding to the seasonal level of passenger demand, as well as congestion issues and withdrawal of subsidies, to ensure the long-term sustainability of these routes.
  • Historically, the local authorities provided financial support for service 4 and 8 in Weymouth for the winter, and for X51 (Dorchester to Bridport and Axminster) and X53 (Weymouth to Bridport and Axminster) all year. Due to the current challenging financial constraints, this is no longer the case. First Wessex has endeavoured to maintain the same level of service without any subsidies. However, whilst being able to keep the same timetable from Monday to Saturday on services 4, X51 and X53, when the majority of customers travel, the Sunday timetables will be withdrawn over the winter.
Timetable Header: X53
Route X051 Route-X053
Jurassic coaster

©Nick Rice (cc)

PTI NX

341    Paignton - Burnley NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD PD0000738.146

  • Licence: PD0000738.146
  • Operator: NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD
  • Address: DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD, GB
  • Route Number: 341
  • Start Point: Burnley
  • Via: Bolton,Manchester,Birmingham,Bristol
  • End Point: Paignton
  • Other Details: Service withdrawn, last day of operation: Sunday 12.11.2017.
  • Received: 15-Sep-17
  • Effective: 13-Nov-17
  • Accepted: 21-Sep-17
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Cancelled applications
  • N & P: 2614
  • e: Cancellations of Existing Services (3.5)
  • Initial Published: DT072
  • Final Published: DCT076
  • The registration says Paignton but Traveline Timetables don't have this route serving Paignton, or anywhere in Devon. Quite happy to see it cancelled to be honest!
PTI SCD

    21     Ilfracombe - Westward Ho!  STAGECOACH DEVON LTD PH1020951.136

    • Licence: PH1020951.136
    • Operator: STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
    • Address: Matford Park Depot, Stagecoach South West, Matford Park Road, Exeter, EX2 8FD, GB
    • Route Number: 21 (21, 921, 815, 821, 21A)
    • Start Point: Ilfracombe or Barnstaple
    • Via: 0
    • End Point: Appledore or Westward Ho!
    • Other Details: To revise the timetable to improve reliability
    • Received: 06-Nov-17
    • Effective: 02-Jan-18
    • Accepted: 09-Nov-17
    • End Date: 00-Jan-00
    • Event Type: Variation applications
    • N & P: 0
    • 0
    • Initial Published: DCT076
    • Final Published: DCT083
    2017 01 03 Stagecoach Devon Route-021 MAP.jpg2017 01 03 Stagecoach Devon Route-021A MAP.jpg

    P     Crossmead - Pennsylvannia STAGECOACH DEVON LTD PH1020951.105

    • Licence: PH1020951.105
    • Operator: STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
    • Address: Matford Park Depot, Stagecoach South West, Matford Park Road, Exeter, EX2 8FD, GB
    • Route Number: P (P)
    • Start Point: Crossmead
    • Via: 0
    • End Point: Pennsylvania
    • Other Details: To revise times to improve reliability
    • Received: 06-Nov-17
    • Effective: 02-Jan-18
    • Accepted: 09-Nov-17
    • End Date: 00-Jan-00
    • Event Type: Variation applications
    • N & P: 0
    • 0
    • Initial Published: DCT076
    • Final Published: DCT083
    2014 10 01 STAGECOACH DEVON LTD P MAP

    Operations

    • PH0005305 SI DEALTOP LTD
    • Variation Applications Granted
    • Director(s): DAVID ROBERT PAUL HOUNSLOW, DAVID DART
    • UNIT 2, LANGDON BUSINESS PARK, OIL MILL LANE, CLYST ST. MARY, EXETER, EX5 1AF
    • New operating centre: OAKHAMPTON GLASS LTD, UNIT 1, MERRIVALE ROAD, EXETER ROAD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, OKEHAMPTON, EX20 1UD
    • New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 2 vehicle(s)
    • Decrease at existing operating centre: LANGDONS BUSINESS PARK, OIL MILL LANE, CLYST ST. MARY, EXETER, EX5 1AU
    • New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 58 vehicle(s)
    • PH1145790 SI CARMEL COACHES LTD
    • Variation Applications Granted
    • Director(s): ANTHONY GROVE HAZELL, CAROLYN ALDERTON
    • CARMEL COACHES, STATION ROAD, NORTHLEW, OKEHAMPTON, EX20 3BN
    • New operating centre: WEBBERS TRANSPORT, GALBRAITH ROAD,
    • HAMELDOWN BUSINESS PARK, OKEHAMPTON, EX20 1UF
    • New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 3 vehicle(s)#
    • PH2007899 SI HG HOLDINGS (EXETER) LIMITED
    • Applications Withdrawn Prior to Determination
    • Director(s): ALASTAIR GEORGE GRAY

    09 November 2017

    Life after Plymouth - 69077

    First Devon & Cornwall. Remember them?

    With the mostly modern fleet that Stagecoach are running in town its easy to forget what a motley selection of buses First ran in Plymouth. However there were times when some quite impressive buses were running for First…

    First 69077 SF06GYA

    69077 was one of quite a number of these Volvo B7RLEs that were brought in to compete with Plymouth Citybus. Very nice they were too! Sadly they didn't stay that long and soon First were back in decline. These buses were off elsewhere within the First empire. Some at least have ended up back in Glasgow and a few of them are now appearing in the new look SimpliCity branding for the 9 9A Hillington - Cardonald - Ibrox - City Centre route.

    SF06GYA

    ©MOD571P

    Thanks to Donald for allowing me to use his excellent photo.

    You do wonder, if First had stayed the course in Plymouth what would they be running right now?

    08 November 2017

    Contactless finally up and running

    After a few weeks or so since the new ticket machines were installed by Plymouth Citybus they have now switched Contactless payments on. A nice simple You Tube video shows how it works

    1. Ask the driver for a ticket (£30 contactless limit applies).
    2. Place you contactless card/device over the card reader.
    3. Wait for your ticket to be printed.
    4. That's it! Your ticket becomes your receipt.
    5. Enjoy your journey with Plymouth Citybus.

    They do have a more detailed guide and question and answer sheet available

    c1 c2

    A better PDF view can be found on the Plymouth Citybus Site or can be viewed on my own archive here

    I can vouch for it working as I am now using it in the mornings saving me trying to find enough cash to pay the fare.

    07 November 2017

    Devon & Cornwall Transit 075

    The first of the new weekly posting combining Devon & Cornwall Transit.

    Highlights this week:

    • First Kernow have made a very short notice route change on the 87.
    • National Express have a new timetable for the 502.
    • Country Bus advance notice of new timetable and route for the 176
    • Travel Cornwall (Summercourt Travel Ltd) new route and times for Bodmin local 454
    • Stagecoach register a few changes in Plymouth to the 1 X1, 101 and 200

    PTI ALANSWAY

    Country Bus 176 PH1017984.014 Newton Abbot East Ogwell Denbury

    • Licence: PH1017984.014
    • Operator: ALANSWAY COACHES LTD
    • Address: OLD NEWTON ROAD, KING CHARLES BUSINESS PARK, HEATHFIELD, NEWTON ABBOT, TQ12 6UT, GB
    • Route Number: 176
    • Start Point: Newton Abbot, Sherborne Road
    • Via: East Ogwell Green
    • End Point: Denbury, Down Lane
    • Other Details: Route and timetable amended
    • Received: 27-Oct-17
    • Effective: 02-Jan-18
    • Accepted: 30-Oct-17
    • End Date: 00-Jan-00
    • Event Type: Variation applications
    • N & P: 0
    • 0
    • Initial Published: DCT075
    • Final Published: DCT083

    2017 01 03 Alansway Countrybus 176 MAP.jpg

    PTI FSW

    KERNOW 87 PH0004983.501 Newquay Truro

    • Licence: PH0004983.501
    • Operator: FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
    • Address: UNION STREET, CAMBORNE, TR14 8HF, GB
    • Route Number: 87
    • Start Point: Newquay Manor Road
    • Via: Treloggan, Perranporth, St Agnes
    • End Point: Truro Bus Station
    • Other Details: To amend the timetable to operate via Goonbell on all daytime journeys
    • Received: 27-Oct-17
    • Effective: 29-Oct-17
    • Accepted: 30-Oct-17
    • End Date: 00-Jan-00
    • Event Type: Variation applications
    • N & P: 0
    • 0
    • Initial Published: DCT075
    • Final Published: DCT075
    • From Sunday 5th November, service 87 will operate a revised route in St Agnes. Monday to Saturday daytime buses will all operate through Goonbell and Goonown. Evening and Sunday buses will continue to operate via Presingoll Barns and the Museum. (This comes from Facebook - still nothing on their own web site!)
    • (Originally a new timetable appeared on Traveline from 29 October but this has now been replaced by the 5th November on as below)

    87

    First South West Ltd 87

    PTI NX

    National Express 502 PD0000738.223 Bude London

    • Licence: PD0000738.223
    • Operator: NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD
    • Address: DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD, GB
    • Route Number: 502
    • Start Point: BUDE
    • Via: 0
    • End Point: LONDON VICTORIA
    • Other Details: Vary timetable
    • Received: 07-Sep-17
    • Effective: 06-Nov-17
    • Accepted: 19-Sep-17
    • End Date: 00-Jan-00
    • Event Type: Variation applications
    • N & P: 2614
    • c: Applications to Vary Existing Services (3.3)
    • Initial Published: CT072
    • Final Published: DCT075
    • Timetable as at 20 October which incorporates new times from 6 November 2017

    Timetable Header: 502 502

    PTI SCD

    Stagecoach 1 X1 PH1020951.249 Plymouth Derriford Tavistock

    • Licence: PH1020951.249
    • Operator: STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
    • Address: Matford Park Depot, Stagecoach South West, Matford Park Road, Exeter, EX2 8FD, GB
    • Route Number: 1P (1, X1)
    • Start Point: Plymouth
    • Via: 0
    • End Point: Tavistock
    • Other Details: To divert to serve North Road East to restore the link to Plymouth Rail Station, previously withdrawn from Service X1. Plymouth City Council and Devon County Council support this application
    • Received: 24-Oct-17
    • Effective: 26-Nov-17
    • Accepted: 01-Nov-17
    • End Date: 00-Jan-00
    • Event Type: Variation applications
    • N & P: 0
    • 0
    • Initial Published: DCT075
    • Final Published: DCT077

    2017 09 03 STAGECOACH DEVON LTD 1 MAP

    Stagecoach 101 PH1020951.292 The George Park & Ride City Centre Plymouth

    • Licence: PH1020951.292
    • Operator: STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
    • Address: Matford Park Depot, Stagecoach South West, Matford Park Road, Exeter, EX2 8FD, GB
    • Route Number: 101 (101)
    • Start Point: The George Park & Ride
    • Via: 0
    • End Point: Plymouth Royal Parade
    • Other Details: To operate a Sunday Service on 26 November/3,10,17,24 December 2017 and for a similar period each year.
    • Received: 24-Oct-17
    • Effective: 26-Nov-17
    • Accepted: 01-Nov-17
    • End Date: 00-Jan-00
    • Event Type: Registered
    • N & P: 0
    • 0
    • Initial Published: DCT075
    • Final Published: DCT077

    Stagecoach 200 PH1020951.235 Coypool Park & Ride Plymouth City Centre

    • Licence: PH1020951.235
    • Operator: STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
    • Address: Matford Park Depot, Stagecoach South West, Matford Park Road, Exeter, EX2 8FD, GB
    • Route Number: 200P (200)
    • Start Point: Coypool Park & Ride
    • Via: 0
    • End Point: Plymouth Royal Parade
    • Other Details: To increase Saturday frequency between 1100 and 1500 and to improve reliability
    • Received: 24-Oct-17
    • Effective: 26-Nov-17
    • Accepted: 01-Nov-17
    • End Date: 00-Jan-00
    • Event Type: Variation applications
    • N & P: 0
    • 0
    • Initial Published: DCT075
    • Final Published: DCT077

    Stagecoach 200

    PTI TC

    Travel Cornwall 454 PH1011427.019 Bodmin Local

    • Licence: PH1011427.019
    • Operator: SUMMERCOURT TRAVEL LTD
    • Address: ST. AUSTELL STREET, THE OLD COACH GARAGE, SUMMERCOURT, NEWQUAY, TR8 5DR, GB
    • Route Number: 454
    • Start Point: Bodmin, Barn Lane/Rock Lane
    • Via: Five Ways
    • End Point: Bodmin, Barn Lane/ Rock Lane
    • Other Details: Route and timetable amended
    • Received: 14-Sep-17
    • Effective: 11-Nov-17
    • Accepted: 21-Sep-17
    • End Date: 00-Jan-00
    • Event Type: Variation applications
    • N & P: 2614
    • c: Applications to Vary Existing Services (3.3)
    • Initial Published: CT072c
    • Final Published: DCT075

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    2017 06 05 SUMMERCOURT TRAVEL LTD ROUTE-454MAP

    OTHER OPERATOR licence updates

    • PH2007899 SI
    • Section 2.1 – New Applications Received
    • HG HOLDINGS (EXETER) LIMITED
    • Director(s): ALASTAIR GEORGE GRAY
    • UNIT 3 B UDLAKE ROAD, M ARSH B ARTON TR ADING ESTATE, EXE TER,EX2 8PY
    • Operating Centre: UNIT 3 BUDLAKE ROAD, M ARSH BAR TON TRADING ESTATE, EXETER, EX2 8PY
    • Authorisation: 15 vehicle(s)
    • Transport Manager(s): ALASTAIR GEOR GE GR AY, S ARAH ANNE HAMILTON

     

    • PH2007903 R
    • Section 2.1 – New Applications Received
    • BRUCE ANTONY THOMAS HAMILTON
    • GREENLEAS, BOW, CREDITON, EX17 6JD
    • Operating Centre: GREENLEAS, BOW, CREDITON, EX17 6JD
    • Authorisation: 1 vehicle(s)
    • New Undertaking: Vehicles with eight passenger seats or less will not be operated under the licence without the prior  written agreement of the traffic commissioner who may require you to agree to certain undertakings Attached to Licence.
    • New Undertaking: Limousines and novelty type vehicles are not to be operated under this operator’s licence. Attached to Licence.

     

    • PH2008096 SI
    • Section 2.1 – New Applications Received
    • LINDEN HOLDINGS (DEVON) LTD
    • Director(s): Tristan Hamilton
    • HAMLYN, BOW, CREDITON, EX17 6JD
    • Operating Centre: ONE MIDCO YARD, BOW, CREDITON, DEVON, CREDITON, EX17 6JD
    • Authorisation: 8 vehicle(s)
    • Transport Manager(s): Kevin Crudge

     

    • PH1015203 SN
    • Section 2.4 – Variation Applications Granted
    • RAYMOND STANLEY BORKOWSKI
    • IVEDON FARM, AWLISCOMBE, HONITON, EX14 3NP
    • New operating centre: MINI SITE UNIT 4, DURHAM WAY, HONITON, EX14 1SQ
    • New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 4 vehicle(s)
    • Removed operating centre: UNIT 2, WESTERHOPE UNITS, LONG LANE, DUNKESWELL, HONITON, EX14 4QN

     

    • PH0005716
    • Section 2.4 – Variation Applications Granted
    • DAISHS HOTEL LTD
    • Director(s): JEANNE ROSE WILSON, GEORGE ANTONY BROWN, GARY MOSS
    • BOURNEMOUTH SANDS HOTEL, 2 WEST CLIFF GARDENS, BOURNEMOUTH, BH2 5 HR
    • Increase at existing operating centre: DEVONSHIRE HOTEL, PARK HILL ROAD, TORQUAY, TQ1 2DY
    • New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 12 vehicle(s)

     

    • PH1011427 SI
    • Section 2.4 – Variation Applications Granted
    • SUMMERCOURT TRAVEL LTD
    • Director(s): ROBERT DENNIS RYDER
    • THE OLD COACH GARAGE, ST. AUSTELL STREET, SUMMERCOURT, NEWQUAY, TR8 5DR
    • New operating centre: Greenaways Business Complex, Newport Square, Launceston, PL15 8DF
    • New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 2 vehicle(s)

     

    • PH0004983
    • Section 2.4 – Variation Applications Granted
    • FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
    • Director(s): ALEX PAUL CARTER, David Alexander, Trevor Tobiasen
    • UNION STREET, CAMBORNE, TR14 8HF
    • Increase at existing operating centre: J24 Hinkley Point C Park and Ride,Huntworth Business Park, BRIDGWATER, TA6 6TS
    • New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 60 vehicle(s)
    • Decrease at existing operating centre: VENNERS YARD, BRUNNEL WAY, MINEHEAD, TA24 5BJ
    • New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 10 vehicle(s)
    • Decrease at existing operating centre: WESTERN HOUSE, ST AUSTELL STREET, SUMMERCOURT, NEWQUAY, TR8 5DR
    • New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 45 vehicle(s)
    • Decrease at existing operating centre: FALMOUTH OUTSTATION, TREGONIGGIE IND ESTATE, FALMOUTH, TR11 4SN
    • New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 24 vehicle(s)
    • Decrease at existing operating centre: UNIT 4, LIGHTERIDGE HILL, NEWHAM, TRURO, TR1 2XR
    • New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 25 vehicle(s)
    • Decrease at existing operating centre: EDEN PROJECT, BODELVA, PAR, PL24 2SG
    • New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 20 vehicle(s)
    • Decrease at existing operating centre: PENZANCE DEPOT, LONG ROCK IND ESTATE, PENZANCE, TR20 8HX
    • New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 35 vehicle(s)
    • Decrease at existing operating centre: CAMBORNE DEPOT, UNION STREET, CAMBORNE, TR14 8HF
    • New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 35 vehicle(s)
    • Decrease at existing operating centre: BOARDS ROAD, BRIDGWATER, TA6 4BB
    • New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 30 vehicle(s)

     

    • PH1101608 SN
    • Section 2.8 – Licences Revoked Without a Public Inquiry
    • TREVELLYAN JACKETT
    • KINGSETT HOUSE,, ALBASTON, GUNNISLAKE, PL18 9AL
    • Registered Bus Services running under this licence have also been revoked with immediate effect.
    • Public Inquiry (75389) held at Jubilee House (Bristol), BS5 0GB, Croydon Street, Bristol, on 16 October 2017 commenced at 10:30 (Previous Publication:(2614))
    • PH1101608 SN
    • TREVELLYAN JACKETT
    • KINGSETT HOUSE,, ALBASTON, GUNNISLAKE, PL18 9AL
    • S17 - Licence revoked with immediate effect