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An influx of mid-life ADL buses to start the year. The recently acquired dual door Enviros are now started to see service with Plymouth Citybus, while Stagecoach have brought in more Dennis Darts for their recent tender wins.
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22 January 2019

Target Travel Fleet Update

Thanks to Bradley Darlington for news of the Target Travel fleet:

Two coaches acquired from First Group are CU04AYP and CU04AYS, Volvo B12B, Plaxton Panthers

© Eddie [cc] seen 17/06/13 at Southampton airport

while buses/coaches now been sent to scrap are M302BRL, R617FCV, YJ55YHO, Y49HBT, R946RRS and Coach SUI8206

Target Travel Y49HBT
©didbygraham [cc] January 2012 Plymouth City Centre
Target Travel YJ55YHO (Explored)
©Bradley Darlington YJ55YHO August 2018


Thanks Bradley!

20 January 2019

Last Week on Social Media

The areas bus companies reach out to us every day on social media through Twitter and Facebook. This is what has been shared last week up to the 18th January


StagecoachSW 14th Jan

EXETER 1, 1A, 1C, 55, 55A, 55B Services all being affected by extremely heavy traffic, diverted as the M5 has been closed southbound with an RTC. EXETER Due to a road traffic collision on Topsham Road by the Golf Club, all 57's and J/K/I's will be diverting via The Rydons in both directions until further notice.

South West Falcon 15th Jan

all southbound falcons have been diverted from Taunton to Exeter due to a RTC along the M5 between J28 & J29, this will result in the southbound falcons not being able to serve Cullompton until further notice, we are sorry for the inconvenience. The Falcon Service 14.00 from Plymouth Coach Station will be delayed by at least 30 min due to a previous road closure on the M5.

StagecoachSW 15th Jan

TORBAY due to an RTC at Green Hill Way, Kingsteinton, the X64 & 2 service will be delayed.

StagecoachSW 16th Jan

TORBAY ser 39 is being delayed by an RTC on Haldon Hill. Apologies for this disruption to service. TORBAY due to an RTC by the YMCA Dartmouth Road, ser12/22/23 will be delayed

South West Falcon 16th Jan

northbound services will be heavily delayed due to an RTC at A38 Harcombe Bends Eastbound, at present delays are up to 40 minutes but they will extend to longer with the build up of traffic

Plymouth Citybus 16th Jan

Serious RTC in Lipson Vale, Police have closed the road. Service 8 & 9 diverted via Lower Compton, Blandford Rd & Pike Rd with buses turning at Laira roundabout and returning via the same route. The Service 12 departing Launceston heading to Plymouth has been delayed due to a RTC between Callington and Launceston. It is running but very late we appreciate your patience Thank you.

Plymouth Citybus 17th Jan

There are reports of a RTC on the embankment inbound which is causing delays to services in the area. We apologise for any inconvenience

South West Falcon 17th Jan

there are reports of an RTC on the A38 by Marley Head which will cause delays to northbound services. We are unsure at the moment how bad the delays are.

First Kernow 17th Jan

Unfortunately, due to a serious incident at Porth Four turns in Newquay, we are currently unable to serve any of the stops along Henver road.


Plymouth Citybus 14th Jan - and all week

Miller Way will be resurfaced between 1900 and 0600 this evening with the following diversions in both directions: From Asda via Keswick Crescent, Dover Rd, Novorossiysk Rd, Plymbridge Rd, Morgan Rd, Tavistock Rd, Runway Rd and Marjons Slip Rd to Derriford Hospital.

StagecoachSW 15th Jan

PLYMOUTH between 09:30 & 15:30 today, the bus lane & stop in Cobourg Street will be closed for road works. Services 36 & 101 will be diverted via Mayflower Street and Western Approach (outbound). Apologies for the inconvenience. PLYMOUTH Gold Service to/from Plymouth delayed by roadwork on A38. Apologies for this delay. TORBAY ser 39 are running late due to road works in the Stover area. Apologies for this. EXETER New Rd, Starcross closed due to a burst water main, '2' Services will not be able to serve New Rd, Will continue along A379 between Starcross Station & Cockwood Bridge.

First Kernow 15th Jan

Good morning, sadly we cannot serve Trenance estate in Newquay on the 58 service, this is due to a road closure for this week, we are advising passengers from the estate to use the bus stops on Mount Wise to catch this service. The road past Old McDonalds Farm on the A5 service has been closed for road works, please make your way to either Porthcothan or the junction out by Treburrick.

First Kernow 17th Jan

We are unable to serve Mayfield today on the 58 service, this is due to road works on Tregunnel hill, passengers for this service are advised to the bus stops on Mount Wise, we will keep you all updated when the road is open

First Kernow 18th Jan

Morning, service 58 will be operating as normal through Mayfield estate, but then will be using the top half of the Gannel link road, resuming normal service at Pentire road.


Plymouth Citybus 14th Jan

Service 20 1555 from Royal Parade to Plympton is unfortunately unable to run due to a breakdown, the next service 20A will depart Royal Parade at 1625. We apologise for the inconvenience.

StagecoachSW 14th Jan

TORBAY sorry to advise ser 88A 7.10 to Buckland has broken down. An engineer is on his way. Apologies for this inconvenience. EXETER Due to a vehicle breakdown, the 1910 Green service off the High Street towards Matford is ruuning approx 25 minutes late. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

StagecoachSW 15th Jan

BARNSTAPLE Due to a breakdown the 0825 21 from Ilfracombe will not operate. Sorry for any inconvenience. TORBAY ser 88 sorry to advise the 11.45 to Totnes will be late running due to a breakdown. Engineers are on there way. TORBAY ser 22 the 11.41 to SDC has broken-down at The Strand. Help is on it's way. EXETER Due to a vehicle breakdown, the 1753 57 service from Exmouth to Exeter is not running. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

StagecoachSW 16th Jan

EXETER Due to a breakdown the 08-58 green from matford to sowton is running approx 20 mins late sorry for any inconvenience. PLYMOUTH the 18 service from Elburton is broken down, engineers are on the way to fix it. We are sorry for the delays caused. EXETER due to a breakdown the 1845 F2 service from the High street to Pinhoe will be running approx 10/15 mins late. Sorry for any inconvenience

Plymouth Citybus 16th Jan

There is a broken down bus at the top of Alexandra Rd causing congestion and delays to services 8, 9 & 20. This is also likely to affect the associated Mount Gould services. Engineers are on the way and it is hoped that the bus will be moved shortly.

Plymouth Citybus 17th Jan

The PR3 park & Ride bus has broken down. A replacement bus has been dispatched but there there will be a delay with the running of this service. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience. The service 70, due to depart Cawsand Triangle to Plymouth at 12:22 has broken down. Engineers are on the way but this service will be delayed. We apologise for any inconvenience

StagecoachSW 18th Jan

BARNSTAPLE The 07:01 75 service off Torrington will be running 15-20 minutes late due to a breakdown, sorry for any inconvenience. 07:10 service 19 from Roundswell will not be operating at this time due a breakdown, sorry for any inconvenience. BARNSTAPLE Service 15A 1413 Bideford - Appledore & 1435 Appledore - Bideford will not operate due to a breakdown. Sorry for any inconvenience

Plymouth Citybus 18th Jan

The service 61, due 08:05 from Royal Parade to Transit Way has broken down at North Hill. Engineers are on the way but this service is unlikely to run The next service 61 is at 08:35.

First Kernow 18th Jan

Unfortunately due to a vehicle breakdown the 08.31 Mousehole to Penzance service will not be operating we apologise for any inconvenience. Due to the earlier breakdown the 09.05 M6 service from Penzance to Mousehole will not be operating. The alternate services are operating and we will hopefully have a replacement vehicle in place shortly. We apologise again for any inconvenience


StagecoachSW 14th Jan

The 0655 service 14 inbound to Plymouth City Centre is unable to serve the James Street loop due to fire engines in use on the road. Apologies.

First Kernow 14th Jan

Morning, the 06.51, 25 service from St Austell to Fowey is currently 30 mins late, this will mean that the 07.45 from Fowey to Mevagissey will also be running approx. 30 mins late, we are sorry for this problem. The Boscastle to Truro College 212 service is currently running 30 mins late, students at Knights Mill and St Kew highway will need to catch this vehicle

StagecoachSW 15th Jan

EXETER Unable to serve Topsham Rd slip Rd due to a badly parked car.

StagecoachSW 16th Jan

EXETER 09:10 '98A' Exmouth Parade to Littleham, Rodney Close will not be running due to bus getting stuck in traffic. BARNSTAPLE due to the road being blocked outside the Manor in Croyde 21s are unable to serve Georgeham.

StagecoachSW 18th Jan

EXETER Due to operational issues the 07.58 k service from Glasshouse lane to Tithebarn road will not be running sorry for any inconvenience




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19 January 2019

Devon & Cornwall Transit 138

The weekly look at service changes across Devon & Cornwall.

Its all very quiet at the moment, with no service changes due this week ( 21st to 27th January 2019).

There is just the one new notice on VOSA for a future change

Plymouth Citybus Ltd • PH0000135

Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0000135.150  70 70A 70B Plymouth (Royal Parade) Cremyll 02-Feb-2019 Restore standard timetable following long term road closure.

That would be it for this week but there was one sad notice in the  latest N&P from VOSA:

Section 2.6 – Licences Surrendered

Licence surrendered WEF 10 January 2019




©didbygraham [cc] SN51SZY 22-Apr-17 Exeter Bus Station

Turners Tours - S722KNV - Exeter - 26 January 2012

© Steven Hughes (cc) Turners Tours - S722KNV - Exeter - 26 January 2012
Turners Tours - K892CSX - Exeter - 26 January 2012 (2)
©Steven Hughes [cc] Turners Tours - K892CSX - Exeter - 26 January 2012

17 January 2019

Plymouth Citybus 436 and 437 Withdrawn

Another two buses taken out for service by Plymouth Citybus are 436 and 437

They both joined Citybus back in February 2013 so have managed almost 6 years.

436 X571EGK

Plymouth Citybus 436 X571EGK
436 July 2013 © Richard Smith
Plymouth Citybus 436 X571EGK
November 2014 - they didn't have the neatest of single door conversions

Plymouth Citybus X571EGK

© Bradley Darlington March 2018

PVL171 X571EGK GoAhead

© Eddie October 2012 when still with Go Ahead London

437 X702EGK

Plymouth Citybus 437 X702EGK
October 2015
Plymouth Citybus 437 X702EGK
September 2018
Plymouth Citybus 437 X702EGK
My last photo of 437 back on 28th December at Derriford Hospital.