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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

27 September 2016

Cornwall Transit 046

Welcome to Cornwall Transit 46

All very quiet at the moment

Devon & Cornwall Transit Index


The Last Two Weeks

New notices on VOSA from the last two weeks:

St Ives Bus Co 2 [PH1053866.015] St Ives Shuttle

  • PH1053866/15 
  • ST. IVES BUS CO. LTD, 
  • 4 ROSEWALL TERRACE, ST. IVES, TR26 1QJ 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Trenwith Car Park 
  • and Trenwith Car Park 
  • given service number 2 
  • effective from 04-Nov-2016. 
  • To amend Timetable.

St Ives Bus Co 5 [PH1053866.021] St Ives Shuttle

  • PH1053866/21 
  • ST. IVES BUS CO. LTD, 
  • 4 ROSEWALL TERRACE, ST. IVES, TR26 1QJ 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between St Ives, Royal Square 
  • and St Ives, Royal Square 
  • given service number 5 
  • effective from 04-Nov-2016. 
  • To amend Timetable.

Travel Cornwall 454 [PH1011427.019] Bodmin Local

  • PH1011427/19 
  • SUMMERCOURT TRAVEL LTD T/A TRAVEL CORNWALL, 
  • THE OLD COACH GARAGE, ST. AUSTELL STREET, SUMMERCOURT, NEWQUAY, TR8 5DR 
  • Variation Accepted by SN: 
  • Operating between Bodmin, Barn Lane/Rock Lane 
  • and Bodmin, Barn Lane/ Rock Lane 
  • given service number 454 
  • effective from 12-Sep-2016. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable.


Already Passed

Late changes that have already happened

Travel Cornwall 454 [PH1011427.019] Bodmin Local

  • PH1011427/19 
  • SUMMERCOURT TRAVEL LTD T/A TRAVEL CORNWALL, 
  • THE OLD COACH GARAGE, ST. AUSTELL STREET, SUMMERCOURT, NEWQUAY, TR8 5DR 
  • Variation Accepted by SN: 
  • Operating between Bodmin, Barn Lane/Rock Lane 
  • and Bodmin, Barn Lane/ Rock Lane 
  • given service number 454 
  • effective from 12-Sep-2016. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable.
  • TT: 454 Bodmin Town Service
  • Another change due to ongoing roadworks in Bodmin
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The Next Two Weeks

Previously announced changes due in the next two weeks

Nothing!


In The News

A bus company says it 'does not know why' one of its double-decker vehicles hit a bridge in Bodmin during rush-hour this morning - although Cornwall Council has put the incident down to a 'driver error'. The bus, operated by FirstGroup, was heading in the direction of the town centre at around 7.30am when it became wedged under the railway bridge on Lostwithiel Road. Traffic chaos ensued on the busy road, where roadworks are taking place as part of the £7.5 million cycle scheme in the town.

Read more at http://www.westbriton.co.uk/double-decker-bus-bridge-clash-in-bodmin-was-not-caused-by-diversions/story-29751329-detail/story.html#ygCeAFkyqY7sClsc.99

26 September 2016

Kingsbridge 2016: The red collection

A third selection of Kingsbridge 2016 photos, this time with a red theme…

LRV992

© William BJ Spencer

As much as I love this bus, it does not sit right with me carrying Devon General names. I was brought up with these trundling along Southsea seafront with Portsmouth CT. Still its great seeing it still out and about

XTA839 Devon General

© Richard Smith

A proper Devon General bus!

17 September 2016 Kingsbridge (22)

Paul Featherstone

It does seem odd seeing London Transport buses in Kingsbridge, but you can be sure that these two would have been very popular with the general public enjoying the free rides

PPH698

© Richard Smith

PPH698 Bedford SB with 33 seat Duple Vega body,1951. Ex HR Richmond, looking very smart. Cant say I have seen this one before BFX666T Wilts & Dorset

© Richard Smith

Another one a bit out of area, but very welcome indeed Wilts & Dorset BFX666T

23 September 2016

Western National at Kingsbridge Part2

The second part of Kingsbridge 2016 posting this time looking at Western National single deckers…

LTA772 Western National

© Richard Smith

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© Richard Smith

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© Richard Smith

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© Richard Smith

17 September 2016 Kingsbridge (27)

© Paul Featherstone

22 September 2016

Derrys Cross Now Open

With the closure of Bretonside the new coach pick up / drop off stops are now open on Derrys Cross Roundabout. Richard Smith sent in these photos of the newly opened facility

Derrys Cross Coach Stops

Derrys Cross Coach Stops

Derrys Cross Coach Stops

I know there is not a lot of love in the room for this new arrangement but I think they have done a neat job. Its not ideal but its a lot better than many other towns and cities manage. I can see it getting quite busy at times in the summer though…