The home of anything and everything to do with transport in and around Plymouth now starting its ELEVENTH YEAR!
The Plymouth bus scene is looking very different now with a huge number of brand new buses placed in service with both Stagecoach and Plymouth Citybus over the last couple of months. Plymouth Citybus are clearing out quite a few of their older double deckers and Dennis Darts
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Plymouth Citybus Incoming© Richard Smith

22 July 2016

Visitor Coach Stops

Work is starting on two new visitor coach stops at Derry’s Cross roundabout.

The area around the pavements at Derry’s Cross is being re-engineered to provide two dedicated locations for coaches to pick up and drop off passengers. There will also be waiting shelters to ensure passengers have somewhere dry to wait.

Derrys-Cross-VisualisationThe Council has contracted Roadform Civil Engineering Limited to carry out the work which has been programmed to run over the school holidays to minimise any impact on traffic. The coach bays will be able to accommodate up to five coaches at any time and have been designed to provide a safe boarding /alighting zone for continental coaches which have the doors on the offside, through the use of new road markings.

Whilst scheduled – city to city – coaches provided by National Express, Megabus and the SW Falcon will use the new coach station,  other visitor coaches will use this site as well as the existing facilities on the Barbican.

The Council worked closely with the trade representative body, the Confederation of Passenger Transport, to make sure both passengers and the coach companies are catered for.

Coach parking and driver facilities will be offered on a commercial basis by Citybus and Stagecoach at their depots at Milehouse and The Ride.

Work is progressing well on the new coach station at Mayflower Street, which will be operated by National Express. The new coach station will open on 8 September and will replace the one at Bretonside which is closing to enable work on a £42 million leisure complex to start.

Source Plymouth City Council

Currently a few routes have bus stops on the roundabout which I guess will be removed. The other is used as a drop off occasionally.

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21 July 2016

Richards View of Bretonside

Another set of photos sent in from the weekend, this time from Richard Smith. All of these were from Saturday at Bretonside

Spot the imposter

Bretonside

Bretonside Variety

Bretonside

Wallace Arnold

Making a very welcome return to Bretonside, this smart Wallace Arnold Leyland Leopard. Superb!

Bretonside

Work In Progress

Bretonside

Perfect Weather for the Beach Bus

Bretonside

Thanks to Richard as ever for the excellent photos. More photos from the weekend during the week ahead

20 July 2016

Peters Snaps from the weekend

The first set of pictures sent in by others to share on Plymothian Transit

You might like to use some of my snapshots from Saturday. I say Snaps, as they were generally taken to capture a moment, not photographs, which are normally composed with care. So, whilst their photographic qualities might not win any prizes, I do think that they captured the essence of the run over from Exeter that you sadly missed.

I would also like to record my appreciation of everybody who gave up their time over this busy weekend to make it such fun for everybody. This includes the bus and coach owners, their drivers and the many volunteers who gave up their time freely to help both the Devon General Omnibus Trust and the Plymouth City Transport Preservation Group. It was a great weekend guys, and girls, enjoyed by many.

Peter Murnaghan

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Also the view on Laira Bridge, which you will be familiar with. After causing much traffic congestion, which attracted the attention of the Devon & Cornwall Police, the recovery truck arrived after about an hour and towed 162 back to depot.  I don't think that the Conductor was blameworthy for this failure!

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A letter box view, which reminded me of Del Trotter's Reliant, which was lettered up for Trotters Independent Trading New York, Paris, Peckham.  My view captures European cities mixed with more mundane places like Bridport and Guildford.DSC_0713 copy.jpg

Thanks again to Peter for the excellent shots especially from the Exeter to Plymouth run.

More shots over the coming days from others who have sent them in. (feel free if you still want to send some in !)

19 July 2016

Cornwall Transit 041

Welcome to Cornwall Transit 041

The highlight this fortnight are the initial notices for  new timetables for the Plymouth Citybus Cornish network from 4th September.


The Last Two Weeks

New notices on VOSA from the last two weeks:

Plymouth Citybus 10 [PH0000135.169] Plymouth Saltash

  • PH0000135/169 
  • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
  • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
  • Cancellation Accepted
  • Operating between PLYMOUTH, ROYAL PARADE 
  • and PLYMOUTH, ROYAL PARADE 
  • given service number 10 
  • effective from 04-Sep-2016.

Plymouth Citybus 11 11A [PH0000135.166] Plymouth Liskeard

  • PH0000135/166 
  • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
  • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Plymouth Royal Parade 
  • and Liskeard, Post Office 
  • given service number 11/11A 
  • effective from 04-Sep-2016. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable.

Plymouth Citybus 11A [PH0000135.171] Liskeard Padstow

  • PH0000135/171 
  • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
  • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Liskeard, Post Office 
  • and Padstow, Station Road 
  • given service number 11A 
  • effective from 04-Sep-2016. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable.

Plymouth Citybus 12 [PH0000135.160] Plymouth Launceston

  • PH0000135/162 
  • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
  • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Plymouth, Royal Parade 
  • and Launceston, Westgate Street 
  • given service number 12 
  • effective from 04-Sep-2016. 
  • To amend Timetable.

Plymouth Citybus 12A [PH0000135.170] Royal Parade - Downgate

  • PH0000135/170 
  • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
  • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Plymouth, Royal Parade 
  • and Downgate
  • given service number 12A 
  • effective from 04-Sep-2016. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable. Was route 78

Plymouth Citybus 12B [PH0000135.161] Launceston Bude

  • PH0000135/161 
  • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
  • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Launceston, Westgate Street 
  • and Bude, The Strand 
  • given service number 12B (Was 12)
  • effective from 04-Sep-2016. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable

Plymouth Citybus 70 [PH0000135.150] Plymouth Cremyll

  • PH0000135/150 
  • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
  • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Plymouth Royal Parad 
  • and Cremyll, Edcumbe Arms 
  • given service number 70/70A/70B 
  • effective from 04-Sep-2016. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable.

Plymouth Citybus 71 [PH0000135.159] Plymouth Liskeard

  • PH0000135/159 
  • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
  • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Plymouth, Royal Parade 
  • and Liskeard Railway Station 
  • given service number 71 
  • effective from 04-Sep-2016. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable.

Plymouth Citybus 72 [PH0000135.164] Plymouth Polperro

  • PH0000135/164 
  • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
  • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Plymouth, Royal Parade 
  • and Polperro, Crumplehorn 
  • given service number 72 
  • effective from 04-Sep-2016. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable.

Plymouth Citybus 73 73A [PH0000135.163] Liskeard Polperro

  • PH0000135/163 - 
  • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
  • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Liskeard, Lloyds Bank 
  • and Polperro, Crumplehorn 
  • given service number 73/73A 
  • effective from 04-Sep-2016. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable.

Plymouth Citybus 74 [PH0000135.165] Liskeard Callington

  • PH0000135/165 
  • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
  • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Liskeard, Lloyds Bank 
  • and Callington, New Road 
  • given service number 74 
  • effective from 04-Sep-2016. 
  • To amend Timetable.


The Next Two Weeks

Previously announced changes due in the next two weeks

First South West 10 [PH0004983.173] Penzance St Ives

  • PH0004983/173 
  • FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED, 
  • UNION STREET, CAMBORNE, TR14 8HF 
  • Variation Accepted by SN: 
  • Operating between PENZANCE Bus Station/ ST IVES 
  • and MADRON/ ST IVES/ ST JUST 
  • given service number 17/10/10A/10B/17A/17B 
  • effective from 16-Jul-2016. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable.
  • Saturday 16th July is Lafrowda day in St Just (Penwith). In addition to our normal service 10 we will be running a special 10B from Penzance to St Just via Pendeen. The extra buses from Penzance will leave at 0935, 1035, 1135, 1235 & 1335. Extra return trips from St Just will leave at 1347, 1447, 1547, 1647 & 1747. Extra services will operate during the evening too with additional buses from Penzance at 1915, 2115 & 2315 and from St Just at 2112 & 2312. During the event, Market Square will be closed to through traffic and our buses will divert through back roads to reach the bus station.This diversion will be in place all day Saturday and also Friday evening. Have a great Lafrowda Day!

Eastwood Royal Buses 33 [PH1086607.005] St Ives Penderleath

  • PH1086607/5 
  • NICHOLAS COLIN EASTWOOD T/A Royal Buses, 
  • VICTORY HEIGHTS, THE BURROWS, ST. IVES, TR26 1GD 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Royal Square, St Ives 
  • and Higher Penderleath Caravan & Camping Park 
  • given service number 33 
  • effective from 24-Jul-2016. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable.
  • Traveline 33 St Ives Royal Square - Penderleath - St Ives Royal Square (23/7 - 24/9)
Route-33

Eastwood Royal Buses 55 [PH1086607.014] St Ives Polmanter

  • PH1086607/14 
  • NICHOLAS COLIN EASTWOOD T/A Royal Buses, 
  • VICTORY HEIGHTS, THE BURROWS, ST. IVES, TR26 1GD 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between St Ives, Royal Square 
  • and Polamnter given service number 55 
  • effective from 24-Jul-2016. 
  • To amend Timetable.
  • Traveline: 55 Polmanter - St Ives Royal Square
Route-55

OTS 363 [PH1093399.013] Falmouth Local

  • PH1093399/13 
  • OFFICE & TRANSPORT SERVICES LTD T/A OTS MINIBUS & COACH HIRE, 
  • 50 FORE STREET, CONSTANTINE, FALMOUTH, TR11 5AB
  • Registration Accepted
  • Starting Point: Falmouth, Moor
  • Finish Point: Falmouth, Moor
  • Via: Old Hill, sainsburys, Acacia Road
  • Service Number: 363
  • Service Type: Normal Stopping
  • Effective Date: 23-JUL-2016
  • Other Details: Monday to Saturday hourly.
  • Having a job tracking anything down. OTS dont mention this service on their web site and Cornwall County Councils local services page mentions this new service and links through to Traveline - who have no record!

OTS 367 [PH1093399.011] Falmouth Local

  • PH1093399/11 - 
  • OFFICE & TRANSPORT SERVICES LTD T/A OTS MINIBUS & COACH HIRE, 
  • 50 FORE STREET, CONSTANTINE, FALMOUTH, TR11 5AB
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Falmouth Moor 
  • and Falmouth Moor 
  • given service number 367 
  • effective from 23-Jul-2016. 
  • To amend Timetable.
  • Cant see any changes to this service anywhere. No change noted on Traveline

Summercourt Travel Cornwall 411 [PH1011427.081] Newquay Atlantic Reach

  • PH1011427/81 
  • SUMMERCOURT TRAVEL LTD T/A TRAVEL CORNWALL, 
  • THE OLD COACH GARAGE, ST. AUSTELL STREET, SUMMERCOURT, NEWQUAY, TR8 5DR 
  • Cancellation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Manor Road, Newquay 
  • and Atlantic Reach Holiday Park, Newquay 
  • given service number 411 
  • effective from 18-Jul-2016.
  • Summer service - not reintroduced for 2016
411 Atlantic Reach - Quintrell Drowns - Newquay

Summercourt Travel Cornwall 415 [PH1011427.082] Camel Creek Monkey Tree Park

Route-415 Route-415

First South West Route 816 [PH0004983.542] St Ives Holiday Village

  • PH0004983/542 
  • FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED, UNION STREET, CAMBORNE, TR14 8HF
  • Registration Accepted
  • Starting Point: St Ives Holiday Village
  • Finish Point: St Ives Holiday Village
  • Via: Lelant, St Ives (Malakoff) Halsetown
  • Service Number: 816
  • Service Type: Normal Stopping
  • Effective Date: 30-JUL-2016
  • Other Details:


In The News

Special Offer from First Kernow

Let it rain...
For the summer holidays we're introducing a great new offer to lift the doom and gloom of rainy days.
When the rain drops are falling so are the prices of our day tickets...by 50%
And it's as simple as that...our drivers will charge you half price for any 1 day adult child or family ticket if rain is falling when you buy the ticket...
What a brilliant idea!
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