08 October 2014

First take the long road to Torpoint

14 OCT 2014

TEMPORARY SERVICE 81 TIMETABLE DUE TO LOCAL AUTHORITY DAY OF ACTION: TUESDAY 14 OCTOBER Due to the proposed Torpoint Ferry industrial action (as part of the Local Authority Day Of Action) we have had to create a temporary alternative timetable for service 81 buses between Torpoint and Plymouth. All service 81 trips between HMS Raleigh and the Torpoint Ferry will run as normal with no change.

For those needing to get from Torpoint to Plymouth we will run buses between the Torpoint Ferry Shop, Landrake, the Tamar Bridge and Plymouth City Centre at 0623 and 0713 and then approx. every two hours during the day. There will also be return trips back to Torpoint running every two hours, increased to hourly from 1530 to 1830 from Royal Parade (during the day time some will run from Fore Street in Saltash so you'll need to catch service 1/1A from Plymouth and change there).

To view the temporary timetable running on Tuesday 14 October please click here or pick up a copy from your service 81 driver or the Torpoint bus depot (from tomorrow). Timetable

Its interesting that this is a slight change from the last time when First left the Plymouth - Saltash - Torpoint connections to Plymouth Citybus. No word from Citybus just yet as to what they are running... Of course most passengers will be well aware of the industrial action and either make alternative arrangements - or just stay at home!

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