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The Plymouth bus scene is looking very different now with a huge number of brand new buses placed in service with both Stagecoach and Plymouth Citybus over the last couple of months. Plymouth Citybus are clearing out quite a few of their older double deckers and Dennis Darts
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Plymouth Citybus Incoming© Richard Smith

23 June 2016

One's Train is Wrapped


A Great Western Railway Class 43 High Speed Train power car entered traffic on June 11 carrying a special wrap to mark HM The Queen’s 90th birthday.
The work was carried out at GWR’s Laira depot in Plymouth. It carries images of the flying flags of the Royal Standard and the Union.
Colin Page, Depot Manager of Laira said: “We are really pleased and honoured that one of our locomotives will be part of the Queen’s birthday celebrations. The guys at the depot have done a fantastic job of preparing the locomotive and the results speak for themselves. It looks fantastic.”

- See more at: http://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/2016/06/13/gwr-celebrates-hm-the-queen-s-birthday-with-special-wrap-on-high-speed-train#sthash.sQf99eyj.dpuf





22 June 2016

Fleet News: Plymouth Citybus

Although things are fairly quiet at the moment there have been a few changes to the Citybus fleetlist:

Outgoing

Four of the Volvo B7TL East Lancs fleet have been sold and will leave Milehouse today (22nd June) for pastures new. (No idea as to where just yet though). 410 411 415 and 419 are the buses in question:

PCB 410 411.jpg

PCB415.jpg

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The departure of these will almost mark the end of dual door operation only 408 and 409 will remain a bit longer in service

Incoming

A glimpse of the newest aquired but not yet in service and most recently painted Plymouth City Bus Dennis Dart and the only one of the 9 recently aquired former Go Ahead London 05 plates to be painted so far is 253 seen here at Milehouse today (20th June). 250 to 252 are in service those to be 254 to 258 are stored

Plymouth Citybus 253

Thanks to Jason Beverley for the updates and the photos!

21 June 2016

Cornwall Transit 039

Welcome to Cornwall Transit 39

Very quiet at the moment with Royal Buses providing most of the action, sadly very little of it making any sense!


The Last Two Weeks

New notices on VOSA from the last two weeks:

First South West 10 17 [PH0004983.173] Penzance St Ives St Just

  • PH0004983/173 
  • FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED, 
  • UNION STREET, CAMBORNE, TR14 8HF 
  • Variation Accepted by SN: 
  • Operating between PENZANCE Bus Station/ ST IVES 
  • and MADRON/ ST IVES/ ST JUST 
  • given service number 17/10/10A/10B/17A/17B 
  • effective from 16-Jul-2016. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable.
First Kernow 69223 on 06.55 service 17A to St.Ives one odd working for a Volvo before going empty to Camborne to take up 14/18 diagram

© Teggers 419 (creative commons)

Eastwood Royal Buses 33 [PH1086607.005] St Ives Penderleath

  • PH1086607/5 
  • NICHOLAS COLIN EASTWOOD T/A Royal Buses, 
  • VICTORY HEIGHTS, THE BURROWS, ST. IVES, TR26 1GD 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Royal Square, St Ives 
  • and Higher Penderleath Caravan & Camping Park 
  • given service number 33 
  • effective from 24-Jul-2016. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable.

Eastwood Royal Buses 55 [PH1086607.014] St Ives Polmanter

  • PH1086607/14 
  • NICHOLAS COLIN EASTWOOD T/A Royal Buses, 
  • VICTORY HEIGHTS, THE BURROWS, ST. IVES, TR26 1GD 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between St Ives, Royal Square 
  • and Polamnter given service number 55 
  • effective from 24-Jul-2016. 
  • To amend Timetable.

First South West 58 [PH0004983.512] Newquay Local

  • PH0004983/512 
  • FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED, 
  • UNION STREET, CAMBORNE, TR14 8HF 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Newquay Manor Road Bus Station 
  • and Newquay Manor Road Bus Station 
  • given service number 58 
  • effective from 10-Aug-2016. 
  • To amend Timetable.

 


The Next Two Weeks

Previously announced changes due in the next two weeks

Eastwood Royal Buses 44 [PH1086607.015] St Ives Local

  • PH1086607/15 - 
  • NICHOLAS COLIN EASTWOOD T/A Royal Buses, 
  • VICTORY HEIGHTS, THE BURROWS, ST. IVES, TR26 1GD 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between St Ives Royal Square 
  • and Trevalgan Touring Park 
  • given service number Trevalgan 44 
  • effective from 30-Jun-2016. 
  • To amend Timetable.
  • Nothing new on Traveline yet. Royal Buses have their current timetable dated 28th May to 26th June with no clue as to whats happening after that.

Eastwood Royal Buses 55 [PH1086607.014] Royal Square Polmanter

  • PH1086607/14
  • NICHOLAS COLIN EASTWOOD T/A Royal Buses, 
  • VICTORY HEIGHTS, THE BURROWS, ST. IVES, TR26 1GD
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between St Ives, Royal Square 
  • and Polamnter 
  • given service number 55 
  • effective from 27-Jun-2016. 
  • To amend Timetable.
  • Its hard to work this out as new timetables and VOSA dates never seem to match up! The current timetable on Traveline is dated 5th June to 23 July 2016 with a new timetable from 24 July 2016. Royal themselves have an odd composite chart with departure times from Royal Square and Polmanter for both the 55 and the 150  which is dated 28th May to 26 June so clearly they expect something different from the 27th - just not telling us yet!

2016 05 28 Eastwood Royal Buses Route-055 Traveline Map.jpg

Eastwood Royal Buses 150 [PH1086606.016] St Ives

  • PH1086607/16 - 
  • NICHOLAS COLIN EASTWOOD T/A Royal Buses, 
  • VICTORY HEIGHTS, THE BURROWS, ST. IVES, TR26 1GD 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Riviera Sands 
  • and Royal Square 
  • given service number 150 
  • effective from 27-Jun-2016. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable.
  • Traveline 150 Polmanter - St Ives - Hayle
route-150
Maps where supplied are from Traveline South West / © Open Street Map contributors. They are for representation purposes only. please check full timetables for details.

Devon & Cornwall Transit Index

16 June 2016

Former School Bus goes back to School

Former Plymouth Citybus 450 has been donated by Hedingham & District to a local school…

PUPILS will be able to conduct their own fun courtesy of a donated double decker bus. Cash-strapped Colne Community School and College was forced to think outside the box when it needed a new common room. So executive principal Nardeep Sharma contacted Hedingham buses' engineering boss Jeff Coward for help. The bus Hedingham donated has been driven to the school's grounds where it will be permanently parked up. It is open for pupils aged 11 and 12 who are in year seven to sit in at break and lunch times.

The low-floor double decker Volvo bus (582) started its life in London and joined the Hedingham fleet last year. At 16 years-old, it has been retired from service and was delivered to the school for free. Mr Coward said: “We like to support communities which we are part of, and we were delighted to be in a position to help The Colne Community School and College. This has been an interesting project, which will bring benefits to the school for a long time to come.”

Daily Gazette and Essex County Standard

  Plymouth Citybus 450

© Richard Smith