The home of anything and everything to do with transport in and around Plymouth for 15 years
The "Big Bang" in Cornwall turned into a damp plop as the dreaded COVID19 lockdown started at exactly the wrong moment. The lock-down has seen nearly all bus services slashed to Sunday service levels at best with many buses now de-licenced out of service until the lock-down ends, whenever that may be.
Life is pretty much on hold for everyone at the moment so the coming weeks will see mainly archive photo posts from my collection.
Milehouse is full of lots of interesting buses some of which may yet see service in Plymouth when things start building back up again so watch this space - and above all stay safe and keep well.
©did by graham

08 July 2020

Fleet News and Fleet Lists

A few bits of note as I have been updating fleet lists over the last day or so

Plymouth Citybus has seen the departure unused of the Volvo double deckers back to East Yorkshire.

In return we have received 5 Scania L94UB

374 NK54NVW Scania L94UB YS2L4X20001849580 Wright Solar J289 B43F Jan-2005
375 NK55OLM Scania L94UB YS2L4X20001853156 Wright Solar K111 B43F Feb-2006
376 NK54NVZ Scania L94UB YS2L4X20001849577 Wright Solar J292 B43F Jan-2005
377 NK55OLJ Scania L94UB YS2L4X20001853109 Wright Solar K110 B43F Feb-2006
378 NK54NVF Scania L94UB YS2L4X20001849454 Wright Solar J277 B43F Jan-2005

Note that they have been numbered after the other Scanias and not in the 1000’s which suggests these are staying around a bit longer?

I have not seen any reports of them being used here yet.

5211 NK54NVF GoNortheast

NK54NVF seen in 2011 ©Eddie (creative commons))

I have updated other fleet lists including OTS and Travel Cornwall. The full listing online is as follows – with the local fleets all up to date to the latest PSV Circle News Sheet (July 2020) The main Go Ahead and First Group fleets are still a few months out of date…

04 July 2020

Cornwall Timetable Adjustments

With  the reopening to the country to tourists its not surprise that there are adjustments for some services in Cornwall from this week. As always the links to all the necessary timetables, maps and past history of each route can be found by clicking through on the Licence number.

First Kerrnow leave it to next weekend for their new timetables which will appear here shortly


 Licence  Route  Start Point  End Point  Effective  Notes OPERATOR
PH1086607.019 44 St Ives, Royal Square, Trevalgan Touring Park St Ives, Royal Square 04-Jul-2020 Service reintroduced with temporary timetable NICHOLAS COLIN EASTWOOD
PH1086607.014 55 St Ives, Royal Square Polmanter 04-Jul-2020 Service reintroduced with temporary timetable NICHOLAS COLIN EASTWOOD
PH0000135.222 5 Paul,
Sheffield
Newlyn,
Penzance
06-Jul-2020 Temporary Variation due to Coronavirus PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.170 12A Plymouth, Saltash, St Mellion, St Dominick, Callingon Downgate 06-Jul-2020 Temporary variation due to Coronavirus PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.237 37 37A Helston Town, Manor Way, Pendeen Park Helston Town 05-Jul-2020 Temporary Variation due to Coronavirus PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.191 179 Gunnislake, Callington & Liskeard Callywith College, Bodmin 06-Jul-2020 Temporary Variation due to Coronavirus - but no timetables published - appears still suspended PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.261 M6 Penzance, Newlyn Mousehole 06-Jul-2020 Temporary Variation due to Coronavirus PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.224 T1 T2 Truro, Camborne Penzance 06-Jul-2020 Temporary Variation due to Coronavirus PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.262 U 4 Penzance, Marazion, Porthleven, Helston Penryn Campus 06-Jul-2020 Temporary Variation due to Coronavirus PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH1053866.019 10 St Ives, Trenwith Car Park Lay-By, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives Rugby Club St Ives, Trenwith Car Park Lay-By 04-Jul-2020 Service reintroduced with pre-Covid route and timetable. No timetable publshed on Traveline ST. IVES BUS CO. LTD
PH1011427.061 481 (482) Polruan, Polperro [481]
Polruan, Lanreath [482]
Looe/Bodmin 06-Jul-2020 Change to timings of Wednesday return journey at 1257 SUMMERCOURT TRAVEL LTD

01 July 2020

Fleet Lists are back!

I may have been quiet on here recently due to not being out and being extra busy with other things at the moment but I have been able to make a start at sorting out my fleet lists and bringing things up to date, something which I have had several requests for!

I can now bring you the first results of this catch up with a couple of local listings


Other local listings will be made available over the coming week or so as I update my records. The up to date details will always be found here 

I hope to get First South West listing up next. Eventually Stagecoach Devon will be available but I am a lot more behind with them!

Also on line at the moment I have

These last two are not up to date yet (psvc area 3 is, but the other areas are a few months behind)

As always if anyone notices any errors or updates please let me know and I will correct them. (dbg@plymothiantransit.com)


Plymouth Citybus 2203 YY64TXH

26 June 2020

Citycoach: The End


CUSTOMER UPDATE

Wednesday 24th June 2020

The very sad decision has been taken to close Plymouth Citycoach, the holiday and day trips company owned and operated by Plymouth Citybus.

We are deeply sorry for the disappointment and sadness this will cause our customers.

The company has been operating since the 1980s but has fallen victim to the financial repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Plymouth Citycoach had to suspend its programme of day trips and holidays in March for safety reasons and had already cancelled all holidays and trips up to and including this September. Staff have been working remotely to refund customers in full for their cancelled holidays and trips and the process of refunding all bookings is still underway and will take some weeks.

Plymouth Citycoach operated as a member of Bonded Coach Holidays, with adherence to its charter and strict financial procedures and all monies will be refunded to customers in due course.

The closure of Plymouth Citycoach potentially affected seven staff and will unfortunately result in the loss of six jobs, as during the redundancy consultation process with staff, one offer of alternative employment within Plymouth Citybus was taken up.

The closure is the result of the severe financial pressure the entire coaching industry has come under over the last three months. The loss of passenger booking income, remaining overheads such as coach maintenance, insurance and depreciation costs for its fleet and the potential introduction of social distancing measures reducing coach capacities, has eroded the viability of the business.

Plymouth Citybus MD Richard Stevens commented:

'We are devasted that we have had to make this decision and deeply regret the loss of the jobs of our colleagues, all loyal and long-serving staff, but we were faced with no other option due to the effects of the pandemic.

'I would like to thank most sincerely our customers for their support for Plymouth Citycoach over many years and I do appreciate that they will feel the loss of holiday and breaks programme very keenly.'

Customer refunds with be dealt with by Plymouth Citybus staff, in date order of holiday and customers do not need to make contact with the company at this point. Please be patient, we are working as hard as we can to refund many bookings and please rest assured we will get to yours.

Emergency e mail contact can be made via: Customer.experience@plymouthbus.co.uk or on 01752 662271.

Thank you again for your valued past support and for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.


Plymouth Citybus 319 WA64FZY

Plymouth Citybus 318 BX61DKV

Plymouth Citybus 311 JSK 264

Plymouth Citybus 312 JSK265 Plymouth Citybus 311 JSK264

Very sad indeed.