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After a quiet period there are lots of changes this month with many timetables changing in Cornwall and Devon before Easter with quite a a few cutbacks to services in Plymouth later in the month.  The days of the Plymouth Citybus Dennis Dart, Mercedes Citaro and the Volvo B7TL have seemingly come to an end this month too so the fleet is a little bit less interesting. The coming months are going to be interesting too as we see the difference Government ,money is making to Cornwall and Devon (although a lot less than they asked for) and more importantly, how the lack of funding is going to hit Plymouth.
After a couple of years of almost full lockdown I am hoping to get out and about a bit more this coming year too so hopefully we will start to see more regular posting again. As always feel free to comment or send anything you feel would be interesting to readers.

©did by graham


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15 May 2022

Devon & Cornwall Transit 2022 Week 19

The weekly look back on what has been published on the Registered Local Bus Services site over the last week. As always click through for more details including timetables and maps.

There are two distinct batches this last week starting with Plymouth Citybus with some backdated minor amendments to a few services.

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective NotesOPERATOR
PH0000135.171 10 Bodmin Parkway Padstow 04-May-2022 On college days 1530 from Padstow serves Callywith College (Timetable changed 10 April 2022) PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.166 11 11B Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade Bodmin Parkway 04-May-2022 0730 (Schooldays) from Plymouth to serve Bodmin Parkway station, primarily for students attending Callywith College PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.005 28 28A Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade Crownhill 03-May-2022 Revise departure time from Mainstone to leave 5 minutes earlier to fund time for inbound diversion due to unfinished roadworks, & revise routing at Mainstone & Estover (Asda) PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.241 45 45A Camborne Pengegon 04-May-2022 Route correction: serves Cliff View Road & Boiler Works Road, not North Roskear Road PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.159 75 75A Plymouth, Royal Parade Torpoint 04-May-2022 1535 from Torpoint School back extended to Torpoint Ferry Shop

1630 from Torpoint to serve Crafthole & Portwrinkle

1407 from Plymouth varied on schooldays to avoid double deck going under railway bridge at St Germans
PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.160 79 79A Callington, New Road Tavistock Bus Station 04-May-2022 Extend 1505 from TavistockCommunity College to Callington (schooldays only) PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD

The second batch are a load of cancellations by National Express. These are just the local service registrations – Their express services dont need to be registered and continue as before. I have added the current timetables to my route pages as they stand currently

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective NotesOPERATOR
PD0000738.211 315 EASTBOURNE HELSTON 01-Apr-2022 Cancellation Accepted NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD
PD0000738.215 328 PLYMOUTH ROCHDALE 01-Apr-2022 Cancellation Accepted NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD
PD0000738.166 330 Nottingham Penzance 01-Apr-2022 Cancellation Accepted NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD
PD0000738.233 338 338 Coventry Exeter/Torbay 01-Apr-2022 Cancellation Accepted NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD
PD0000738.168 339 Cleethorpes Westward Ho 01-Apr-2022 Cancellation Accepted NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD
PD0000738.224 404 PENZANCE LONDON VICTORIA 01-Apr-2022 Cancellation Accepted NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD
PD0000738.300 406 Newquay London Victoria 01-Apr-2022 Cancellation Accepted NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD
PD0000738.216 501 PLYMOUTH LONDON VICTORIA 01-Apr-2022 Cancellation Accepted NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD
PD0000738.223 502 BUDE LONDON VICTORIA 01-Apr-2022 Cancellation Accepted NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD
PD0000738.347 503 Penzance Bus Station London Victoria Coach Station 01-Apr-2022 Cancellation Accepted NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD
PD0000738.221 504 PENZANCE LONDON VICTORIA 01-Apr-2022 Cancellation Accepted NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD
PD0000738.313 530 Newcastle Upon Tyne Coach Station Paignton Bus Station 01-Apr-2022 Cancellation Accepted NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD
PD0000738.177 531 Newcastle Plymouth 01-Apr-2022 Cancellation Accepted NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD


There is also one new timetable being introduced this week (from today)

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective NotesOPERATOR
PH0005305.058 118 Okehampton, Railway Station Tavistock Bus Station 15-May-2022 Timetable variation DEALTOP LIMITED

Elsewhere…

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10 May 2022

The last days of the Citybus Darts Part Two

The second batch of photos from Mark Bailey of the last few days of Plymouth Citybus Dennis Dart operation, this time the 54 Reg batch

76 Eggbuckland 19th April

Eggbuckland  19/04/2022

77 Keyham 19 April 2022

Keyham 19/04/2022

78 Weston Mill 21 April 2022

Weston Mill  21/04/2022

Thanks once again to Mark for the photos.

08 May 2022

Devon & Cornwall Transit 2022: Week 18

The weekly look back on what has been published on the Registered Local Bus Services site over the last week. As always click through for more details including timetables and maps.

The main feature this week are a batch of changes for First Kernow’s Day Tripper services based on The Eden Project. The new slimmed down network will operate as routes D1-D5 from 30 May 2022.

Apart from that we have a new timetable for Dartlines 118. The only other notice being a cancellation for an annual even service from Stagecoach


 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective NotesOPERATOR
PH1020951.325 21A (21A) Barnstaple Bus Station Croyde Bay 12-Jun-2022 To Cancel special event registration
(Braunton D Day Events since 2019)
STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH0005305.058 118 Okehampton, Railway Station Tavistock Bus Station 15-May-2022 Timetable variation DEALTOP LIMITED
PH0004983.600 D2 Eden Project Bus Station Perranporth, Perran Sands 30-May-2022 Variation to route, timetable and stopping places

Route will be renumbered D2 (was D3)
FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.604 D3 Eden Project Bus Station Fowey Safe Harbour Inn 30-May-2022 Minor changes to the timetable. Route is renumbered D3.(was D8) FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.601 D4 Eden Project Bus Station Truro, outside Truro College 30-May-2022 Cancellation Accepted FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.605 D4 D5 Eden Project Bus Station Looe Tregoad Park/ Polperro Crumplehorn /Lanhydrock 30-May-2022 Routes are renumbered D4 and D5. (was D9,D10)  Revised timetable. FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.602 D5 Eden Project Bus Station Lost Gardens of Heligan/ Mevagissey 30-May-2022 Cancellation Accepted FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.603 D6 D7 Eden Project Bus Station Lost Gardens of Heligan 30-May-2022 Cancellation Accepted FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004983.606 D11 Eden Project Padstow Old Station Car Park 30-May-2022 Cancellation Accepted FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED

There are no new timetables coming into operation this coming week.