The second week of September (7th - 13th) saw a few interesting items pop up
We start with Riverlink 100:
Variation Accepted: Operating between Totnes and Paignton Bus Station/ Torquay Strand given service number 100 effective from 03-Nov-2014. To amend Stopping Places and Timetable.
This is just a seasonal change to the timetable. The new times can be found on the Riverlink 100 page as above
We then get a couple of related notices from Western Greyhound and Plymouth Citybus:
Cancellation Accepted by SN:
Operating between CALLINGTON ( NEW ROAD) and TAVISTOCK ( BUS STATION ) given service number 574 effective from 22-Sep-2014.
Variation Accepted by SN: Operating between LISKEARD and CALLINGTON
given service number 574/575 effective from 22-Sep-2014.
To amend Timetable.
21 September 2014
Following consultation with Cornwall Council a revised timetable will be introduced from Monday 22nd September 2014 running between Liskeard and Callington. The section between Callington and Tavistock being run by Plymouth CityBus as the 79/79A. The new timetable for the 79/79A is available from the Plymouth CityBus website.
Registration Accepted by SN
Starting Point: Callington, New Road Finish Point: Tavistock Bus Station Via: Calstock, Gunnislake
Service Number: 79 Service Type: Normal Stopping/Hail & Ride
Effective Date: 22-SEP-2014
Other Details: Monday to Saturday.
22 September 2014
We are pleased to announced that from 22nd September 2014 we will be operating the 79/A between Tavistock and Callington. Cornwall Council has confirmed that from Monday 22 September, the bus service between Callington and Tavistock will transfer from Western Greyhound Ltd to Plymouth Citybus Ltd. The Council is grateful to Western Greyhound for cooperating and ensuring a smooth transition to the new service. The new service has been revised slightly to give better efficiency. Provision will be restored to housing estates on the north of Callington and journey time between the two mains towns of Callington and Tavistock has also been reduced.
Journeys through Harrowbarrow and Metherall will return to the pre June 2014 frequency level of two-hourly. The Cothele area will be served by a dial-a-ride service provided by Darren’s Taxis of Callington.
Peter Oliver, Commercial Manager of Plymouth Citybus Ltd, said “Plymouth Citybus is delighted to be once again operating the service between Callington and Tavistock under the service number 79/A.
The new timetable maintains a number of important links within Callington and an hourly service between Callington and Tavistock with journeys now able to accommodate a number of the school movements between the two towns".
There will be two new tickets introduced specifically for the 79/79A route between Tavistock and Callington.
These will be a 7 day ticket that will be available from the driver and via the plymouthbus mobile app at £16 adult and £13 child (under 19), plus a 31 day ticket available from plymouthbus mobile only at £59 adult and £44.25 child.
In addition to this the Plymouth Citybus Tavi tickets will also be extended to include the 79/79A, meaning that passengers can extend their travel onto services 11 and 42, plus all zone 1 and 2 Citybus services for a small extra charge. .
[cc] Nick Rice April 2014
Hopefully these routes will now settle down a bit as its all been a bit turbulent for passengers since the sad demise of DAC!
The last VOSA notice for the week comes from First Service 76 :
Variation Accepted: Operating between PLYMOUTH Bretonside Bus Station and LAUNCESTON Westgate Street given service number 76
effective from 10-Oct-2014.
To amend Route and Timetable.
As for previously announced timetable changes, Sunday 7th saw quiote a few changes for First Plymouth including the end of service 4 into Keyham, leaving the area to Plymouth Citybus. The other timetable change was Jacketts 52 service which unusually introduced its (slightly) reduced service from Tuesday 9th ...
From Tuesday 9th September 2014 there will be changes made to some of the evening journeys on service 52 The 16:15 journey will now leave Derriford Hospital at 16:25 and will run 10 minutes later throughout. The 17:15 and the 17:45 will be replaced with a single journey at 17:40. Buses will also now serve ASDA at all times of the day These changes are to ensure the long term viability of this route. TIMETABLE PDF
- HUMBER TRANSPORT: EYMS VOSA Changes The following variations, cancellations and registrations have been published on the VOSA website today. I presumme the 155 registration covers the tendered Sunday service.
- BENJIS BUSES: 64 Plate Buses Now for some fun and games! Three out of the four Unilink liveried Volvo B7RLE / Wright Eclipse 2's at Eastleigh (delivered on 14 plates) have had a reregistration
- LANCASTER OMNIBUS: Transport Direct Closes Down Tomorrow but Traveline Has Gone National (in the South East!) Although not without its critics, Transport Direct did have one major advantage over Traveline in that it was presented as one single nationwide site rather then Traveline's series of regional sites that require you to know into which of its areas your proposed journey fell and with each site presenting the results in a different style as compared to TD's standard output.
- FOCUS TRANSPORT: Harwich to Esbjerg Ferry Service Ends The UK's only ferry link to Scandinavia has closed for good, marking the "the end of an era", its operator says. The route between Harwich, Essex and Esbjerg in Denmark, run by DFDS Seaways, has been in operation for nearly 140 years.
- IAN VISITS: More moves towards driverless trains on the Underground It’s possibly worth noting that the Victoria, Jubilee, Central and from later this year the Northern lines are already driven under automatic train operation, but with an operator on board, so they are essentially driverless, but with the operator sitting in a drivers cab rather than standing in the carriage
- IPSWICH BUS BLOG: IPSWICH BUSES THE EIGHTIES Coming in at the start of the decade was 4 ex West Yorkshire PTE and formally Leeds City Transport Atlanteans registered UNW 401-04H one 42 only lasted 2 years and never got repainted, never popular with drivers and passengers due to poor ventilation and heavy driving 66986 BACK IN SERVICE Many thanks to James Long and the depot staff allowing him to take the photo for supplying me with a photo of 66986 KX05 MHU as twice today i missed a photo opportunity first another bus blocked it in
- LEON DANIELS: Tube train returns to Ongar branch after 20 years Twenty years ago London Transport ‘pulled the plug’ on the Epping-Ongar branch of the Central line.
- PUBLIC TRANSPORT EXPERIENCE: Underground, Overgound : The New Map  Wombles are organised, Boris in charge Seeking the Overground routes to enlarge; Underground, Overground, doffing our cap, Consulting commuters with a new map