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The new Enviro 400 City buses are in service while we still wait for the recent E200s from Yorkshire to be readied for service. Many of the older Citybus deckers are clearly not going to be around for much longer


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14 December 2019

Devon & Cornwall Transit 185

The weekly look at service changes across Devon & Cornwall.

Its still very quiet indeed. There wouldn't normally have been anything to report for this next week as both of the notes below are just updates from what was posted here last week now that the operators have updated their web sites.

As usual please click through on the Licence number for more details and full route histories on the PTBS web site. Links to Traveline and other timetables and maps are provided below where possible, but always check with the operators own web site for up to date information before you travel!

First South West Ltd PH0004983

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0004983.360 101 St Austell Trinity Street Eden Project/ Luxulyan School 15-Dec-2019 Sunday 15th December will see a major revision to rail timetables in Cornwall.

Service 101 between St Austell and Eden will also operate a revised timetable from Sunday 15th to match the rail changes.
Please note service 101 does not operate on Christmas Day and Boxing Day but will operate a Public Holiday timetable on Wednesday 1st January
101 Traveline Timetable & Maps


Stagecoach South West Ltd PH1020951

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1020951.136  21 21A Ilfracombe or Barnstaple Appledore or Westward Ho! 15-Dec-2019 To revise the 0545 from Appledore (MF) to connect with the train at Barnstaple Rail Station and to amend the 0640 (MF) journey from Westward Ho! to connect with Service 19 to North Devon District Hospital.
The 21A will depart Appledore at 05:37 arriving  at Barnstaple station for 06.20 connecting to the 06.28 train to Exeter.

The 21 from Westwood Ho! Coop now departs at 06:30, arriving at Barnstaple Railway Station at 07:15.

21 21A Traveline Timetables & Maps


There is just the one new notice published this last week for future service changes:

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes OPERATOR
PH0004983/360 101 St Austell Trinity Street Eden Project/ Luxulyan School 16-Feb-2020 Vary timetable. FIRST SOUTH WEST LTD

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11 December 2019

The Go Ahead Years: New buses

Continuing from where we left off last week we have the new buses from 2015

2015 sees more Enviro 400s in another new livery: Yellow Flash

Plymouth Citybus 522 WJ65BYN

with one (531) in standard red swoop with Go Cornwall names


Plymouth Citybus 531 WJ65BYX

2016 we get some new single deck Enviro 200s in standard swoop livery:


Plymouth Citybus 147 WJ65HMA

and some in Green Flash livery:


Plymouth Citybus 156 WJ65HMO

and another batch of Enviro 400s in Go Cornwall livery


Plymouth Citybus 534 WJ65BZA

along with two in Green Flash, (although they were soon repainted out of that!)

Plymouth Citybus 538 WJ65BZE

2017 saw the new Enviro City for Plymouth Citybus, who were the first in the GA Group to get this new style. Most were in another new livery: SPARK while one was in the standard swoop livery, although it has to be said it didn't really suit this design

Plymouth Citybus 550 WA17FSU

Plymouth Citybus 565 WA17FTZ

WE then have a bit of a gap as the next new buses have only just arrived in 2019 – as has already been covered here!

Next we have a look at the second hand buses that have arrived from within the group.

07 December 2019

Devon & Cornwall Transit 184

The weekly look at service changes across Devon & Cornwall.

Its all very quiet at the moment…

As usual please click through on the Licence number for more details and full route histories on the PTBS web site. Links to Traveline and other timetables and maps are provided below where possible, but always check with the operators own web site for up to date information before you travel!

First South West Ltd • PH0004983

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0004983.360 101 St Austell Trinity Street Eden Project/ Luxulyan School 15-Dec-2019

A new timetable will apply from 15 December to connect with the new timetable.
Nothing mentioned on FK own web site.

101 Traveline timetable and maps

Plymouth Citybus Ltd • PH0000135

These are repeated to include more details published over the last week

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0000135.166  11 X11 Plymouth Bodmin Parkway 09-Dec-2019 On Sunday 15th December 2019, Great Western Railway will be introducing a significant timetable change to its railway network. Around three quarters of journey times will be different from how they are today as new services are added and old services change as part of the improvements.

The changes are so significant that at Plymouth Citybus, we are making amendments to our service 11/11A timetable to make sure we can still make the connections at Bodmin Parkway station.

Our changes to the service 11/11A will come into effect from Sunday 8th December 2019.

The main changes are revised morning and evening departures from Bodmin Parkway as well as an additional evening departure from The Parkway to Bodmin Mount Folly. The 20:05 departure from Royal Parade will now be extended to Dobwalls with a return journey back to Liskeard Parade
11 11A 11B X11 Traveline timetable & Maps
PH0000135.171  11A 11B Bodmin Parkway Padstow 08-Dec-2019 see above
11 11A 11B X11 Traveline timetable & Maps


Stagecoach Devon Ltd • PH1020951

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1020951.136  21 21A Ilfracombe or Barnstaple Appledore or Westward Ho! 15-Dec-2019 To revise the 0545 from Appledore (MF) to connect with the train at Barnstaple Rail Station and to amend the 0640 (MF) journey from Westward Ho! to connect with Service 19 to North Devon District Hospital.
No mention of this on SC web site.
21 21A Traveline Timetables & Maps


There is just the one new notice published in the last week for future service changes:

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes OPERATOR
PH1128051.002  33 Torpoint circular HMS Raleigh Torpoint Torpoint Ferry 18-Jan-2020 Cancellation Accepted DANIEL RICHARD TWEEDIE

04 December 2019

Citybus Lines–not swoops

The new revised livery being applied to the new buses has been revealed today:

Plymouth Citybus 566 WA69CYK

Plymouth Citybus 566 WA69CYK

Plymouth Citybus 566 WA69CYK

Plymouth Citybus 566 WA69CYK

Well I like it. Its a more modern variation of the swoops which works better with the design of the bus and will also be less intrusive for passengers over the windows.

This is expected to be the new livery from now on, but its not known if this will be applied to the Yorkshire Enviros waiting to be dealt with at Milehouse.

So what do people think?