11 March 2015

Twenty Two Times Three

There are so many timetables changing at the end of March and beginning of April that I am making an early start looking at the routes in more detail. We start with a notice on VOSA which caused some excitement to begin with.

Plymouth Citybus 22

  • PH0000135/167 - PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD,
    MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA
    Registration Accepted
    Starting Point: Plymouth, Milehous Bus Depot
    Finish Point: Langage, Ashleigh Way
    Via: St Budeaux, Crownhill
    Service Number: 22
    Service Type: Normal Stopping
    Effective Date: 01-APR-2015
    Other Details: Daily except Christmas Day, Boxind Day and New Years Day.
At first we were not sure if this was a direct replacement for Target Travel 53. It isnt!

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New 7 day service, 1 journey each way a day from Milehouse to Langage via St Budeaux, Crownhill & Eggbuckland. Starts 1st April, funded by EE for its staff, but is open to all fare paying passengers.
Plymouth Citybus 022 2015-04-01

 

Its been a while since Plymouth Citybus ran a 22 in Plymouth. The last one ran from 6th June 2010 till the 11th November 2012:
  • PH0000135/99 - PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD,
    MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA
    Registration Accepted
    Starting Point: Royal Parade Plymouth
    Finish Point: Plymton Sandy Road
    Via: Lipson, Mudge Way, Wolverwood, ST Mourice, Chaddlewood, Sandy Road
    Service Number: 22
    Service Type: Normal Stopping
    Effective Date: 06-JUN-2010
    Other Details
Plymouth Citybus 22 JUNE 2010 Plymouth Citybus 060 WJ52GNY 22 February 2011
The previous incarnation of the 22 goes back a bit longer. It was around when all the services were registered by VOSA back in April 2002:
  • PH0000135/4 PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, MILEHOUSE PLYMOUTH, DEVON, PL34AA
    Operating between PLYMOUTH Royal Parade StopA9 and ROYAL PARADE
    given service number 22/22A
This one ran until the new one above took over in June 2010
  • PH0000135/4 - PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD,
    MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA
    Cancellation Accepted:
    Operating between PLYMOUTH Royal Parade and PLYMPTON Ridgeway
    given service number 22
    effective from 06-Jun-2010.
Plymouth Citybus 273 M273HOD
Of course there were 22s going back a lot further than that…
095-22 Plymouth Atlantean 131 STK131T
©Clive Brown (creative commons): November 1980
131 is of course still around and looking a lot better now than it did back then!

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