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We enter a period of massive change for services in Cornwall with Plymouth Citybus taking on a lot of extra routes, staff and of course buses. Cornwall by Kernow seem to be looking to expand their commercial network too so there are interesting times ahead and we will be there watching it all happen!


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26 January 2020

Devon & Cornwall Transit 191

The weekly look at service changes across Devon & Cornwall.

Just the one service change due this week

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!

Service changes this coming week

Office & Transport Services Ltd • PH1093399 • OTS

Licence  Route  Start Point  End Point  Effective  Notes
PH1093399.002 Penryn College Service () Lamanva Lamanva 27-Jan-2020 Service Cancelled

New notices this last week

 Licence  Route  Start Point  End Point  Effective  Notes  OPERATOR
PH1020951.038 4[A,B] Exeter Bus Station Axminster Railway Station 23-Feb-2020 To operate earlier/later journeys for shift workers at Exeter Skypark STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH1081198.008 Salcombe Park & Ride (7521) Salcombe Park & Ride Field Salcombe, Courtenay Street 10-Apr-2020 New running dates for 2020 season TALLY HO! COACHES LIMITED
PH1038599.002 296 FOWEY TRAGO MILLS 04-Mar-2020 Cancelled ROSELYN COACHES LTD

25 January 2020

Citybus Goes Platinum

Congratulations to Plymouth Citybus…

Plymouth Citybus Awarded Investors in People, Platinum Accreditation

Investors in People is delighted to award Plymouth Citybus, the leading bus company in Plymouth, We invest in people, platinum accreditation.

Platinum is the highest level of accreditation possible to achieve on our We invest in people accreditation. And is something only 2% of organisations achieve

It means policies and practices around supporting people are embedded in every corner of Plymouth Citybus. And in a platinum company, everyone – from the CEO to a customer services apprentice – knows they have a part to play in the company doing well and is always looking for ways to improve.

Plymouth Citybus is believed to be the first transport company – of any mode - within the UK to receive platinum accreditation, so this really is something special to all at Plymouth Citybus.

Today, Plymouth Citybus is at the heart of the local community, it is a patron of Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and the Plymouth Citybus team invests time and money supporting the community through sponsorships, sporting events and charitable giving.

Plymouth Citybus operates a modern fleet, including 11 brand new low carbon buses that have recently gone into service, and provides the local service for Plymouth customers. Plymouth Citybus employ over 550 staff and carry over 16 million passengers a year.

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Plymouth Citybus. Platinum accreditation on We invest in people is a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places Plymouth Citybus in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.

Commenting on the award, Richard Stevens, Managing Director at Plymouth Citybus, said: “Investors in People has never been about wearing a badge, it has always been a tool to help shape a working environment that truly puts people at the centre of everything the company does. Achieving Platinum accreditation was far from easy, at lot of people have put a lot of work in, to create an environment where change is embraced, where people can genuinely thrive. Looking back on our Investors in People journey, our company is unrecognisable in the way it behaves, together we respect difference and collaborate at every opportunity to achieve collective and individual success.”

We believe that the success of your organisation begins and ends with people. If we make work better for everyone, we make work better for every organisation. And if we do that… we make society stronger, healthier and happier.

Plymouth Citybus

This is very well timed for Plymouth Citybus as they reach out for a lot of new drivers for their new Cornish network. Many drivers wondering if to TUPE across to Citybus will at least be able to see that Citybus are serious  about investing in their team.

Plymouth Citybus 085 WJ55HLO

This does of course mean that Citybus 85 is out of date! Hopefully we can look forward to a Platinum version – preferably on something a bit better than an old Citaro. There are a couple of Red Flash Enviros waiting their turn in the paintshop and this is clearly something Citybus should be proud of and should be shouting about!

24 January 2020

Stagecoach Consultation

Stagecoach have published their Route Consultation Plan for 2020:

Welcome to the Route Consultation Plan for 2020 where we set out our plans for the coming year ahead. This document is our second Consultation Plan following the successful launch of the 2019 plan last year.

Through this consultation process, we have shown our commitment to work with key stakeholders such as Devon County Council, other main local authorities and employers in order to shape the bus network in a way that encourages modal shift, social inclusion and makes the bus a viable alternative to the private car.

This year we again look forward to allowing stakeholders, employers and members of the general public another opportunity to actively participate in the planning process for all Stagecoach routes in the South West through comments, suggestions and feedback on the proposed changes to the network.

There is not a lot listed for Plymouth as they don't run a lot here but there are a couple of points of interest to me at least

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The 100/101 potential for all journeys to serve Mutley Plain which is quite a challenge to the 42s of Plymouth Citybus. Presumably Milehouse will be served by another route instead? Certainly one to look out for over the coming months.

The other is the continuing decline of the once mighty X38 in deference to the less convenient Falcon (for Exeter City Centre at least).

You can view the 2020 plan here. As always with these consultations please make the effort to view the full document and send your comments in to Stagecoach – and of course feel free to add any comments you may have here as well! Am I the only one to mourn the decline of the X38?

How to respond

Email: exeter@stagecoachbus.com
Letter: Stagecoach South West, Route Consultation Plan, Matford Park Depot, Matford Park Road, Exeter, EX2 8FD.
Phone: 01392 42 77 11.
Twitter: @stagecoachsw

Finally there is one teaser right on the last page

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The rumours of a new livery for Stagecoach have been around for ages - it looks like its finally happening this year!

19 January 2020

Devon & Cornwall Transit 190

The weekly look at service changes across Devon & Cornwall.

Just the one service change due this week

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!

Service changes this coming week

Stagecoach Devon Ltd • PH1020951

 Licence  Route  Start Point  End Point  Effective  Notes
PH1020951.298  13 Plymouth, Royal Parade Saltash Passage 20-Jan-2020 No details given by Stagecoach - back to previous route through Plymouth City Centre now the Drake Circus roadworks have completed
13 Traveline Timetable & Maps

Stagecoach 35134 YN56HBB

Future service changes announced this week

 Licence  Route  Start Point  End Point  Effective  Notes  OPERATOR
PH0000135.094   5[A] Elburton City Centre- Saltash 23-Feb-2020 Running time adjustments PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH2013477.001 SDV20 Wheddon Cross Car Park Wheddon Cross Car Park 08-Feb-2020 Saturday 8 February 2020 to Sunday 23 February 2020 RONALD JAMES WEBBER & MATTHEW JAMES WEBBER
PD0000738.216 501 PLYMOUTH LONDON VICTORIA 10-Feb-2020 Vary route and timetable. NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD