17 March 2011

X80 X81

There are quite a few changes to timetables coming up in April which I will be looking at in more detail over the coming week or so. Today we look at First Devon and Cornwall X80/X81 service:

First of all lets have a look at the timetable as it stands at the moment. Plymouth to Exeter as from May 2010
"First are pleased to announce that service X81 will be extended to operate between Totnes to Dartmouth from 11th April 2011, offering an hourly service from Monday to Saturday between Dartmouth, Totnes, Paignton and Torquay. The X81 also offers excellent connections with the X80 so is ideal if you're onward journey takes you to Dartington, Ivybridge or Plymouth (plus if you're heading to Dartmouth from Plymouth the X80 and X81 combined offer a quicker journey than the 93!)"
The extension of the X81 service will enable greater journey opportunities and provide for a direct bus service between Dartmouth and Paignton and is perfect if you're planning a day out.

You can see how the timetable fits in with this extract for journeys from Plymouth as they stand at the moment:
FDCX80a
The new timetable from 11th April clearly shows how the extra run to Dartmouth fits in.
FDC X80b
This does give a few extra possibilities and I look forward to having a nice round trip Plymouth - Totnes - Dartmouth - Kingsbridge - Plymouth sometime in the summer.
And if I am really lucky I wont get one of these...(horrible hard seats!)
First 32715 W715RHT

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