13 November 2010

Target Derriford

Message from Target Travel to staff at Derriford this week:
I am pleased to inform you that Target has been successful in its tender bid. Resulting from this tender will see the service 52 return to an all day service, the service 14 remains, with an additional journey departure from Derriford Hospital at 1742 returning to Ham-Keyham-Devonport and the City. The service 60 during the AM/PM peaks is currently supported by an increased frequency by the Northern Connect Service 60A, as a result of this tender, this service be withdrawn. Too support the AM/PM peak operation I am going to run an additional bus during these times which will be the same route as the existing Service 60, providing a 10 minute frequency. There is an additional benefit to this timetable which provides an extra 5 minutes running time during the peak periods compared to the existing timetable. Target52 Target60
On the break up of West Yorkshire Road Car the local garage had also been set up as a separate business, Yorkshire Coastliner, the name reflecting the garage's key role in providing long distance services from Leeds through York to the coast, principally at Scarborough and Whitby. Transport Illustrated
The Forest of Dean is a bit of a rarely explored yet interesting backwater on the borders of England and South Wales just across the Severn Estuary Busworld Photography
This lovely old photo was taken in Saltash Passage in the early 1900s. The area is instantly recognisable today Plymouth Local History
You don't have to be a rail enthusiast to remember the Potters Bar crash, when a WAGN Class 365 derailed as it approached Potters Bar station at 1255 on 10 May 2002. A Transport of Delight
Wrightbus' "New Bus for London" mockup has been delivered to the Tranport Museum's Acton depot. TGP Public
Many people will have read my blog posting about Buffalo Bill and his apperance at the Exhibition Fields in 1904 with his Wild West Show. Many other events took place there over the years but perhaps many of you will be wondering where the Exhibition Fields actually were. Plymouth Local History
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  1. For information WPC have issued this statement re the 48 service

  2. Official WPC website link

  3. try again!

  4. No problem and many thanks for your very interesting and informative blog site. It is strange why there were rumours that PCB, then Target were taking over the service. Just goes to show never trust rumours! It also seems strange also that FDC are running a Monday to Saturday 17.55 from the City to Wembury but it does not then form a service back to Plymstock (I would think it will return to FDC’s Plymouth Depot?) I would have thought it makes more sense to run a passenger service at every opportunity, especially with such a reduced 48 timetable.

  5. I see that there is now an 18.30 departure from Southland Park Road, arrive 18.49 Plymstock Broadway. Makes sense that!


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