12 March 2010

Bus Spotting without leaving the house

Google Street View now live for Plymouth

Yesterday was a day that many of us have been waiting for, as it was the day that Street View was finally turned on for Plymouth, along with much of the rest of the UK. Although Google have tried to blur registration numbers and peoples faces you can do a fair bit of bus spotting etc on the streets of Plymouth as can be seen below.
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Further Reading
Transport of Delight: Gibraltar, detailed post
Uncle Terry: 27 Man of Granite, 28 - who knows what lurks..., 29 - snow good...
TGP: Woody
Leon Daniels: 888

First on Twitter / Facebook
09 Mar
09:18 It's the Gold Star Award Ceremony tonight. The 12 monthly winners, plus First's winner Steve Callaghan and the Stephanie Hammacott youth award winners will be presented with their trophies by Heart South Hams' Martin Mills. The Gold Star Award winner of the year will also be announced. A huge congratulations to all winners - we will report back on the event tomorrow (you can also read about the awards in The Herald)
13:04 PLYMSTOCK: Good news Holmwood Avenue is now open so ugobus service 6 is back to normal, running up to every 15 minutes
13:47 DEVON & CORNWALL: For details of our Easter Bank Holiday weekend services plus Travel Shop & Customer Service opening hours please click here
10 MAR
Congratulations to all of the Plymouth Gold Star Winners, including Gold Star Winner of the year; Annie Wakeham and Stephanie Hammacott Award Winners Dan and Amy Cormack . For the full story and to watch highlights of last nights awards ceremony click here
16:28 PLYMOUTH: Delays around the Derriford & Crownhill area due to roadworks and rush hour traffic. Affecting services 7, 15, 17 and 83/84/86. Thanks for your patience.
Citybus on Twitter / Facebook
09 Mar
11:45 After several weeks Holmwood Avenue in Plymstock has reopened allowing our popular 5 and 5A services to revert to their normal route. Hopefully this will save you a long walk! We are pleased to be back for you and look forward to your continued support.
13:45 Taunton Avenue is blocked by an accident in which a van has overturned. We are advised that the road may be reopened by 4pm Sorry for any inconvenience this will cause. Buses will use Budshead Road and turn at the Green
14:56 Taunton Avenue has reopened and our 44 and 44A services are returning to their normal routes. Hope you weren't too inconvenienced.
10 Mar
16:08 We apologise but yet again the road works at Crownhill and the ongoing saga of Derriford Hospital traffic delays are causing major disruption to our services. These hold ups are entirely beyond our control and we share your frustration that we are unable to offer a reliable service to our customers
17:57 There is no improvement at Derriford with some buses not moving for 20 minutes. Traffic management is non existent. How you are supposed to get home and how we are supposed to run a service is beyond us.
(You can also see a lot of unhappy comments especially from service 50 passengers. As I blogged yesterday I was caught up in this too, I dont blame Citybus though. Thursday evening traffic was moving freely, and there did seem to be staff on hand ready to control traffic out of Derriford if needed)

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  1. royal parade was obviously filmed a while back due to the lack of volvo b7's, but if you go to fore street in saltash there is one as well as a b6!
    the sugar mill bus stop also seems to have a lack of citybus timetables just the 49 one

  2. Fortunately for bus spotters, the automatic number plate recognition blurry out thing only goes for the normal places, i.e. down low. Therefore any buses with number plates up high on the rear, are often clear. Same goes for fleet numbers.

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