The home of anything and everything to do with transport in and around Plymouth for more than thirteen years!
The face of public transport in Plymouth is about to undergo a big change over the coming months with the end of Target Travel in its present guise. The company will continue under a new licence but many of its bus services have already been lost to Stagecoach in particular. The Devon CC tenders continue for a while longer until new tenders take effect in December.
Meanwhile Plymouth Citybus sees a significant batch of secondhand buses arriving soon.
©did by graham

10 November 2018

Devon & Cornwall Transit 128

Bus services across Devon & Cornwall that are due to change in the next week ( 12-18 November). As usual click on the licence number to go through to the main route page where you will find the full licence details and route history.

 

Stagecoach Devon Ltd • PH1020951

Three new special Park & Rides for a one off event in Exeter along with a slight change to Plymouth Park & Ride 200

Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1020951.235 200 Coypool Park & Ride Plymouth Royal Parade 12-Nov-2018 No details given by Stagecoach but the service now seems to stop at several more selected stops along the route rather than non stop from the city centre to Coypool. The timetable itself remains unchanged so presumably they are not expected to stay long at these additional stops.
Traveline Timetable
Traveline Map
PH1020951.306 Green Exeter, South Street Matford Park & Ride 18-Nov-2018 To operate a Park & Ride service for a Christmas event being held in Exeter City Centre on Sunday 18 November 2018
Details may be on the Stagecoach web site, but I cant find them! It appears to be for the switch on of the Christmas lights
Traveline Timetable
Traveline Map
PH1020951.308 Green2 Sowton Park & Ride City Centre, Paris Street 18-Nov-2018 To operate a Park & Ride service for a Christmas event being held in Exeter City Centre on Sunday 18 November 2018
Details may be on the Stagecoach web site, but I cant find them! It appears to be for the switch on of the Christmas lights
Traveline Timetable
Traveline Map
PH1020951.307 Red Honito Rd Park & Ride Exeter, Paris Street 18-Nov-2018 To operate a Park & Ride service for a Christmas event being held in Exeter City Centre on Sunday 18 November 2018
Details may be on the Stagecoach web site, but I cant find them! It appears to be for the switch on of the Christmas lights
Traveline Timetable
Traveline Map

 

Stagecoach 26034 YX65RCV

 

DJ Watts Coach Travel Ltd • PH1117103 • Torbay Buses

Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1117103.003 62 Torquay Strand, Harbourside Torquay Strand, Harbourside 12-Nov-2018 No new timetable on Traveline from the 12th November. There is a new timetable from the 11 October 2018 which is the same as the Summer timetable currently on Torbay Buses own site, although they should now be running the winter timetable which is different again!
Traveline Timetable (11 Oct 2018)
Traveline Map (11 Oct 2018)

 

Tamar Coaches Ltd • PH1145484

Two school runs taken over from Hamilton Grays with immediate effect

Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1145484.002 COLY1 Exeter, Belgrave Road Colyford, The Elms, Swan Hill Road 05-Nov-2018 School bus taken over from Hamilton Grays (Devon) Ltd
No timetable posted on Traveline yet
Previous Traveline Timetable (Hamilton Grays)
PH1145484.003 KINGS1 Exmouth, Imperial Road, Swimming Pool Ottery St Mary, The Kings School 05-Nov-2018 School bus taken over from Hamilton Grays (Devon) Ltd
No timetable posted on Traveline yet
Previous Traveline Timetable (Hamilton Grays)

 

Hamilton Grays (Devon) Ltd • PH1130469

  • PH1130469 SI 
  • HAMILTON GRAYS ( DEVON) LIMITED 
  • Director(s): SARAH HAMILTON 
  • UNIT 3, BUDLAKE ROAD, MARSH BARTON, EXETER, EX2 8PY 
  • Licence revoked without a Public Inquiry
Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1130469.001 COLY1 Exeter, Belgrave Road Colyton School 04-Nov-2018 Registered Bus Services running under this licence have also been revoked with immediate effect. 
PH1130469.002 KINGS1 Exmouth, Swimming Pool King's School 04-Nov-2018 Registered Bus Services running under this licence have also been revoked with immediate effect. 

 

Hamilton Gray  2701 HP

08 November 2018

Stagecoach at Derriford

Derriford Hospital has always been a good place to observe buses, being the second busiest bus terminus after Royal Parade. The scene though has changed quite a bit recently with Stagecoach taking on most of the Target Travel work along with former Citybus route 14. So we have a bit of a photo feature looking at Stagecoach at Derriford Hospital over the last week or so…

Stagecoach 34849 FX06AEE

Newly acquired Dennis Dart 34849 on the 14.

Stagecoach 34607 NK04NPN

The 52 now departs from Derriford in both directions as seen by 34607 seen back on the 1st November.

Stagecoach 35134 YN56HBB

and also another recently acquired Dart 35134 YN56HBB.

Stagecoach 10490 SN65ZHE

Traffic at Derriford has affected buses in and out of Derriford quite badly recently so you often get buses bunched up. These two are both branded for the 1 and also both running on the 1 seen in horrible weather on the 6th!

07 November 2018

Dartmoor Heritage Bus Run

The Plymouth City Transport Preservation Group have a nice little event coming up to which all are invited.

25th November 2018


The new committee would like to invite you all to attend their first event, entitled "Dartmoor Rover Heritage Bus Running Day"
As the name probably gives away, we are taking a few of the preserved vehicles onto Dartmoor for the day!
Confirmed vehicles include
* TTT 168X - Plymouth Citybus Atlantean
* FDV 787V - LHS BlueBus
* MCO 658 - "358" - Sir Francis Drake Open Topper - Leyland Titan PD2 (Weather dependent)
I have attached both a photo and a PDF of the operating timetable, this also shows transport connections using the Stagecoach Service 1 to allow you to join in on the day even if you don't initally travel with us from Plymouth.
The event is open to both members and non-members, so bring along friends and family. We just hope the weather will be good on the day!
Any queries, please forward them to "Events@plymouthcitytransport.co.uk"

 PCTPG Heritage Bus Event Timetable

 

 168.JPG

Plymouth Citybus  FDV787V Plymouth Citybus 358 MCO 658

04 November 2018

Devon & Cornwall Transit 127

Bus services across Devon & Cornwall that are due to change in the next week ( 5 - 11 November). As usual click on the licence number to go through to the main route page where you will find the full licence details and route history.

Carmel Coaches Ltd • PH1145790

This is VOSA catching up with the last of the routes taken over from Turners Tours which started last week.

Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1145790.013 639 Northlew Square Holsworthy, Manor Car Park 31-Oct-18 Turners Tours are stopping operating all their local bus services after Saturday 27th October.. Devon has arranged Carmel to take over this route.
Traveline Timetable 639
Traveline Map 639
PH1145790.013 648 Iddesleigh Green Okehampton, Market Street 01-Nov-18 Turners Tours are stopping operating all their local bus services after Saturday 27th October.. Devon has arranged Carmel to take over this route.
Traveline Timetable 648
Traveline Map 648

 

Dart Pleasure Craft Ltd • River Link • PH0007025

Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0007025.043 100 (100T) Totnes Paignton Bus Station/ Torquay Strand 04-Nov-2018 Winter Timetable Introduced
Traveline Timetable 100
Traveline Map 100

Stagecoach Devon Ltd • PH1020951

Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1020951.086   1, 1A 1C Exeter Bus Station Tiverton Bus Station 11-Nov-2018 To correct timings on 2305 journey from Exeter on Sundays and Bank Holidays
Traveline Timetable 1
Traveline Map 1
Traveline Timetable 1A
Traveline Map 1A
Traveline Timetable 1C
Traveline Map 1C
PH1020951.238   3 Kingsbridge Dartmouth 30-Oct-2018 To revert to the previous timetable as A379 has re-opened at Slapton
Traveline Timetable 3
Traveline Map
(This probably took place before the 30th, Traveline have the timetables starting from the 25th October)
PH1020951.291   9W Exeter St Davids Station Westpoint Arena 05-Nov-2018 To revise timetable to allow additional time. To operate 5th November each year. Additional or later journeys may be operated according to demand.

Stagecoach are offering a special return fare of £2 per person from St David's Station, City Centre (Cheeke Street) and Sowton Park & Ride. 9W buses will be running every 15-20 minutes from St David's Station 5.00pm - 6.25pm, from Cheeke Street 5.10pm - 7.00pm and from Sowton Park & Ride 5.35pm - 7.10pm, returning from Westpoint at regular intervals from 8.00pm until 9.20pm. These buses have proved incredibly popular in past years as the buses have priority entry and exit from Westpoint.
9W Exeter St Davids Station - Westpoint Traveline Timetable 5th NOV 2018 only
9W Exeter St Davids Station - Westpoint Traveline Map 5th NOV 2018 only
Westpoint Fireworks Event Web Site

 

Taw & Torridge Coaches Ltd • PH0004727

This is VOSA catching up with the last of the routes taken over from Turners Tours which started last week.

Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0004727.017 322 Ashreigney Barnstaple 29-Oct-2018 Turners Tours are stopping operating all their local bus services after Saturday 27th October.. Devon has arranged Taw & Torridge to take over this route.
Traveline Timetable 322
Traveline Map 322
PH0004727.018 322A Ashreigney Barnstaple 29-Oct-2018 Turners Tours are stopping operating all their local bus services after Saturday 27th October.. Devon has arranged Taw & Torridge to take over this route.
See above
PH0004727.015 386 Petrockstowe Barnstaple 29-Oct-2018 Turners Tours are stopping operating all their local bus services after Saturday 27th October.. Devon has arranged Taw & Torridge to take over this route.
Traveline Timetable 386
Traveline Map 386

 

 

Dart Pleasure Craft, Dartmouth (DN) 10 (Y812 TGH)

© Ian Kirby (creative commons) April 2017