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An influx of mid-life ADL buses to start the year. The recently acquired dual door Enviros are now started to see service with Plymouth Citybus, while Stagecoach have brought in more Dennis Darts for their recent tender wins.
Sorry if you have left a comment and it hadn't been published. I have just this evening discovered 88 comments which I had not seen - of which 80 were spam! All are clear now so hopefully I will see them properly from now on. Please keep your comments coming!
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16 June 2019

Social Media Week 8 June

The last week on social media and elsewhere from the local operators and others that you might have missed for the week just gone 8-14th June

Saturday 8 June

First Kernow:

  • Sadly To Say That U4 12.40 From Penzance Has Broken Down We Have Sent A Replacement To pick up Services

Stagecoach:

  • Barnstaple Due to a breakdown at Crediton railway station the 1620 5B service will be operating over an hour late, sorry for any inconvenience

 


Sunday 9 June

First Kernow:

  • The 13:20 96 service from Wadebridge to Bude has broken down at Port Isaac (14:10) on its way to Bude, engineering are on the way. We will update you with any news when we have it. Apologies for this UPDATE 96 Service. The 96 due off Bude Strand at 16:05 WILL run but it may be approximately 1 hour late, this is due to the earlier bus breaking down having to be towed in and the replacement vehicle being dispatched from Summercourt

Stagecoach:

  • The 1220 service 6A from Exeter to Launceston will not operate apologies

Megabus:

  • The 11:20 M36 service from Leeds to Plymouth has suffered a technical fault in Birmingham. An engineer is on-route and should be at the scene within 30 minutes. Stops affected: Birmingham: 15:05 Bristol: 17:40 Exeter: 19:45 Plymouth Uni: 20:55 Plymouth: 21:00

Falcon:

  • Plymouth 1900 falcon from Bristol Airport has broken down I will keep you up to date as thing progress. Sorry for any delay.
  • From 2300 to 0600 on the 08.06.19 Bond street will be closed and will be inaccessible by coach. Newfoundland St. Is closed. To get the Falcon from Bond Street during these times there is a sign gone up to make their way to the coach station.


Monday 10 June

Plymouth Citybus:

  • Callywith College service 174 is running today but will be approx. 20 minutes late, but due to operational difficulties it can only start from Pensilva. Callywith College has been informed of the service running late. Sorry for the inconvenience
  • Due to an operational issue we were unable to operate the 14:45 service 27 to Deer Park. The next service 27 will be at 15:15. We apologise for any inconvenience.

First Kernow:

  • he 69A 1135 Falmouth to Tremough Campus and the return trip at 1206 will not be running due to a fault with the vehicle, the engineers are working hard to resolve the issue, we are sorry for the inconvenience caused
  • We are sorry that the 1240 35 Falmouth to Helford Passage returning at 1315 will not be running due to a technical fault with the vehicle, we apologize for the inconvenience caused AW
  • An incident in the vicinity of Tregurra Park & Ride (Tregollis Rd, Union Hill (A390) with police and fire crews in attendance is currently causing disruption to traffic. Service using this road in and out of Truro are liable to be delayed. Due to an RTA near the Tregurra lane Park & Ride all services into and out of the eastern side of Truro are being considerably delayed. Sorry folks but nothing we can do.

Stagecoach:

  • #Plymouth #Dartmouth #Kingsbridge The is a current road closure by the police on the A379 between Kingsbridge and West Charleton due to a accident. We are currently working to get a diversion in place and will update you all as soon as we have more information

Falcon:

  • FlySWFalcon Currently heavy traffic congestion around Bristol which is causing delay's to the Falcon this evening.


Tuesday 11 June

Plymouth Citybus:

  • Due to a RTC at Yelverton, the school services 104 & 105 are both running approximately 20 minutes late. The schools have been informed.
  • The 12:20 service 74 has broken down at Gang. This will affect passengers between Pensilva & Trevecca. We apologise for any inconvenience.
  • The 14:15 service 74 from Liskeard to Callington will unfortunately be unable to service Lower Tremar due to parked vehicles blocking the road. We apologise for any inconvenience.
  • Please note, unfortunately our @OceanCitySights service will not run this evening. The last service will be the 16.15 from Royal Parade. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
  • Due to a broken down bus and school traffic blocking the road around Oreston, the service 5A will have to divert in both directions via Pomphlett Rd & Dean cross. This will be until approximately 16:00
  • The service 104 school bus to Tavistock has broken down at the Southway George junction. Engineers are on the way but this service will be late operating

First Kernow:

  • 07.36 46 service Redruth to Camborne is running 15 mins late due to no vehicle
  • 47 service 08.09 St Day to Camborne has broken down engineering are attending
  • SERVICE 101 - Apologies, but the 0811 from Luxulyan to St.Austell has been delayed by 20 minutes by an lorry blocking the road at Croft Farm. The service has now resumed, but the 0840 from Trinity Street to the Eden Project will be approximately 20 mins late. @edenproject (AK)
  • Good morning from Eden Depot. All of our local services are up and running. The 101 service is running approx. 20 mins late. Please see our last post. Have a good day!
  • 09:17 47 service Camborne to Troon is not running due to break down with vehicle this will have a knock on affect with the 09.30 Troon to Truro service we will update you when we have more information
  • Service 51, the 1248 from Veryan to Truro will not be running due the bus breaking down. We are sorry about this failure of service.

Stagecoach:

  • Barnstaple Services between Barnstaple & Bideford through Fremington are likely to be delayed due to A39 Link Road Closure. Sorry for any inconvenience
  • Plymouth Due to a technical issue the service 17 is currently not operating, We will be sending a replacement vehicle as soon as we can.
  • Barnstaple Due to continued congestion the 21A service to west meadow road and its return will not operate, sorry for any inconvenience.


Wednesday 12 June

Plymouth Citybus:

  • A broken down vehicle near Bodmin Parkway is causing major congestion and significant delays to the service 11 & 11A in both directions. We apologise for any inconvenience.

First Kernow:

  • 39 service can not serve Carleen and Leesdstown due to closed road for fallen tree this could be for up to 2/3 hours(RG)

Stagecoach:

  • #Plymouth Following several queries about the A386 road works; We have received confirmation that SWH will be allowing Service 1 to continue through the road works, enabling it to operate as normal.

Falcon:

  • #FlySWFalcon Due to a Technical issue the 15:00 Plymouth to Bristol Falcon is going to be delayed, We are working to reduce this delay as much as possible and will update you all as soon as we can.

Megabus:


Thursday 13 June

First Kernow:

  • Good Morning, Falmouth bound services U1, U2, 69 and 69a are not able to service West Street In Penryn due to emergency roadworks to repair a man hole. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused . Penryn West Street is now open so we're back to normal route on 69, 69A, U1 & U2.
  • There are delays of up to 15 minutes on U1 and U2 services in and out of Falmouth this afternoon due to temporary traffic lights on Dracena Avenue. Please allow extra time for your journey. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused
  • The Park and Ride Ponsharden will be running late. Next trip would have been due at 17:40. This is due to a recovery truck on North Parade. It will be on the move again as soon as the road is clear

Stagecoach:

Megabus:

  • The 08:30 M36 service from Plymouth to Newcastle is operating with a 30 minute delay due to traffic earlier on the M5 northbound.


Friday 14 June

Plymouth Citybus:

  • Traffic is extremely busy in the city centre & Greenbank areas already this afternoon. This is likely to become worse when we enter the afternoon peak period. Please allow more time for your journey.

First Kernow:

  • Good morning from Penzance. The A17, U4 and T1 services are currently being held up at Longrock due to the 3 way temporary traffic lights being stuck on red. Expect delays of up to 10 minutes.
  • T2 07.45 Camborne to Truro will not be running due to breakdown.. T2 08.31 Treemilestone to Truro will be running. Sorry for messing people around but the 08.31 T2 Threemilestone to Truro will not be running due another breakdown.
  • Service 27. Due to a car fire in Bugle, we are currently unable to serve Stenalees or Bugle. We will resume normal route as soon as the incident has been cleared. Service 27. The road is now open in Bugle, all services can now operate normal route.

Stagecoach:

  • Barnstaple Due to a breakdown the 0651 service 21 Barnstaple to Westward Ho! Will be delayed 20 mins. Sorry for any inconvenience
  • due to technical difficulties the 14.47 service 13 will not be running from Paignton sorry for any inconvenience


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15 June 2019

Devon & Cornwall Transit 159

The weekly look at service changes across Devon & Cornwall. Things continue to be very quiet and the only change for this week actually has already happened! 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!

The following service changes are planned for this coming week Monday 17th June - Sunday 23rd June:

Alansway Coaches Ltd • PH1017984

Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1017984.132 G Exeter, Hamlin Gardens Exeter, The Quay 10-Jun-2019 New route:
Route has been amended on Country Bus web site which now matches the Traveline map. Presume this was the correct route from the start and things have just been corrected on VOSA

“New” route on Country Bus site

Country Bus G

The previous published route

Country Bus G

The following forthcoming changes have been registered over the last week

 

Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes OPERATOR
PH1017984.132 G Exeter, Hamlin Gardens Exeter, The Quay 10-Jun-2019 New route - see above! ALANSWAY COACHES LTD
PH1015203.001 001 Kings down Tail Campsite Sidmouth 01-Aug-2019 Timetable amended (annual operation for Sidmouth Festival only) (first change since 2005!) RAYMOND STANLEY BORKOWSKI
PH1020951.136  21 21A Ilfracombe or Barnstaple Appledore or Westward Ho! 28-Jul-2019 To increase frequency to Croyde and running time to Braunton for the High Summer STAGECOACH DEVON LTD

 

Next week is a little busier with quite a few changes for National Express

13 June 2019

Devon General Centenary Bus Rally

THE DEVON GENERAL SOCIETY

News Release

Over 30 entries have been received so far for the Devon General Centenary Bus Rally taking place at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Sunday 4th August 2019.

They include 17 Devon General and Grey Cars vehicles plus entries from neighbouring fleets such as Western National and Plymouth Corporation, giving the event a distinct West Country feel.

The Newton Abbot rally and running day is the flagship event in the Devon General Society’s 2019 programme marking the centenary of the founding of the Devon General Omnibus & Touring Company Limited.

Vehicle entry forms are still available at devongeneral.org.uk.

MSJ 499 & ROD 765 Plymouth  16 July 2016

© Paul Jenkins 16 July 2016 Plymouth Bretonside Closure Event.

Both of these are confirmed for the Centenary event.

They are keen to state that more entries for the event are very much welcome from vehicle owners!

Vehicle entry forms are still available at devongeneral.org.uk.

12 June 2019

An Orange Flash taken care of

Plymouth Citybus have started to repaint the Orange Flash MANs into full swoops starting with 703…

Plymouth Citybus 703 AU62DWL
© Peter Heath

Seen previously in all its orangey goodness…

Plymouth Citybus 703 AU62DWL

©didbygraham January 2017

I must admit I prefer her in red. Thanks to Peter for the photo.


Just a quick line about the fleet lists - I am afraid they are currently quite a bit out of date and are not likely to be updated for a while yet as my present PC is at the end of its useful life and Google Docs now grinds to a halt if I try and do anything useful!

The good news is that a new PC will soon be purchased and I hope to start to rebuild all the fleetlists back in Microsoft Office and make them available online once again. I will also be able to get back to regular posting on PT too!