19 May 2015

Devon Transit 010

Previous Posts: DevonTransit001, DevonTransit002, DevonTransit003, DevonTransit004, DevonTransit005, DevonTransit006, DevonTransit007, DevonTransit008, DevonTransit009

As you can see there is plenty going on at the moment across Devon. First have made changes for several routes in Plymouth. These are fairly minor tinkering but they do introduce a new 15A and the PR1A is replaced by additional runs on the fairly new 81D. Stagecoach alter their X64 and introduce a ‘new’ route 164 to replace Sundays X64. Filers have a few changes coming up and Countrybus finally start their new services replacing Dartline. Axe Valley make changes to their 889 and 899. Dial a Bus give advance notice for services 60-62 timetable in July.

 

First Plymouth Route 3 Royal Parade > Devonport > St Budeaux > Honicknowle > Royal Parade

  • PH0004983/336 - FIRST DEVON & CORNWALL LTD, THE RIDE, CHELSON MEADOW, PLYMOUTH, PL9 7JT Variation Accepted: Operating between Plymouth Royal Parade and St Budeaux Square given service number 3 effective from 24-May-2015. To amend Route and Timetable.

Service 3 will now serve West Park, Honicknowle, Peverell, Mutley Plain and North Hill on Sundays & public holidays, offering up to a 30 minute frequency. All journeys will now be numbered as service 3 (no more 3As!)  There will still be a 10 minute day time frequency of buses between City Centre, Devonport and St Budeaux from Monday to Saturday, with a 20 minute day time frequency for buses between St Budeaux, West Park, Honicknowle, Peverell and City Centre, from Monday to Friday.

3 Plymouth Centre - Devonport - St Budeaux - WestPark – Honicknowle

Timetable Leaflet 3

I can see problems for some passengers getting used to the fact that not all 3’s do the full route!

  3 Plymouth Centre - Devonport - St Budeaux - WestPark - Honicknowle

 First 40036 S376SUX

Its the end of the route number 3A with all journeys now just using route number 3

First Plymouth Route 15 15A Royal Parade > Derriford > Woolwell

  • PH0004983/396 - FIRST DEVON & CORNWALL LTD, THE RIDE, CHELSON MEADOW, PLYMOUTH, PL9 7JT Variation Accepted: Operating between Plymouth City Centre and Woolwell, School Drive given service number 15/15A effective from 24-May-2015. To amend Route and Timetable

Evening Monday to Friday journeys between Derriford and The George are being withdrawn due to very poor use. The last 15 bus from Derriford to The George will now depart at 18:29 (the 86 will still operate in the evenings at 04 mins past the hour from Derriford Hospital from 19:04 to 00:04 on weekdays and Saturdays) We are also launching a new day time service 15A between Woolwell and Glenholt via the George Park & Ride site. There are three off peak circular journeys. The Saturday timetable is unchanged.

Its no surprise that the evening shuttles between The George and Derriford are being withdrawn as Target Travel easily saw them off. The new 15A is a surprise though, another in a long line of experiments to serve this difficult area.

15 Plymouth Centre - Crownhill - Derriford Hospital – Woolwell

15 Plymouth Centre - Crownhill - Derriford Hospital - Woolwell

 

  15A Glenholt – Woolwell

15A Glenholt - Woolwell

Target Travel Route 54: Plymouth > Bovisand

  • PH1020218/2 - DEALTOP (PLYMOUTH) LTD T/A TARGET TRAVEL, LANGAGE SCIENCE PARK, WESTERN WOOD WAY, PLYMOUTH, PL7 5BG Registration Accepted by SN Starting Point: Plymouth Royal Parade Finish Point: Bovisand Via: Plymstock, Hooe, Jennycliff Service Number: 54 Service Type: Normal Stopping Effective Date: 23-MAY-2015 Other Details: Daily hourly service.

Plymouth City Council:

Beach lovers will be able to take a bus straight to Bovisand again this summer. The service 54 ‘beach bus’, which is financially supported by the Council, will be operated by Target Travel and run from Saturday 23 May until Sunday 13 September. It will run at the weekend during school term time and every day during the half term and summer holidays. The service will depart from the A9 stop on Royal Parade every hour from 10am until 6pm (except at 2pm) and return from Bovisand hourly from 10.30am until 6.30pm (except at 1.30pm). Councillor Mark Coker, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “The Bovisand bus has been really popular and offers families a low-hassle way to enjoy a great day out over the summer, whether they head for the beach or take a walk along the beautiful South West Coast Path.” For more information on the service 54 call 01752 242000.

54 Plymouth – Bovisand (nothing on Traveline Yet)

Interestingly its been registered on the Dealtop licence where most bus services are under R Risk licence.

Dial a Bus Route 60

  • PH1052309/2 - CHELSTON LEISURE SERVICES LTD T/A DIAL-A-BUS, LONG ROAD, PAIGNTON, TQ4 7BL Variation Accepted: Operating between TORQUAY and PAIGNTON given service number 60 effective from 06-Jul-2015. To amend Timetable.

Dial a Bus Route 61

  • PH1052309/1 - CHELSTON LEISURE SERVICES LTD T/A DIAL-A-BUS, LONG ROAD, PAIGNTON, TQ4 7BL Variation Accepted: Operating between Paignton Bus Station and Castle Circus Library given service number 61 effective from 06-Jul-2015. To amend Timetable.

Dial a Bus Route 62

  • PH1052309/3 - CHELSTON LEISURE SERVICES LTD T/A DIAL-A-BUS, LONG ROAD, PAIGNTON, TQ4 7BL Variation Accepted: Operating between Torquay Strand and Torquay Strand given service number 62 effective from 06-Jul-2015. To amend Timetable.

First Torpoint Route 81 81D: Torpoint Ferry > Plymouth (81 81D)

  • PH0004983/35 - FIRST DEVON & CORNWALL LTD,  THE RIDE, CHELSON MEADOW, PLYMOUTH, PL9 7JT  Variation Accepted:  Operating between TORPOINT FERRY and PLYMOUTH Bus Station  given service number 81/81D  effective from 24-May-2015.  To amend Route and Timetable


There will now be more 81D trips between the Torpoint Ferry (Devonport side), Stoke, Milehouse and Derriford Hospital which will run approximately hourly, Monday to Friday (except public holidays).
There are also some minor changes to times on the 81 between the Torpoint Ferry and Plymouth Royal Parade after approximately 1430. There are also some morning peak journeys which have been changed to run 10 minutes earlier throughout, one following customer requests.
There are no changes to Saturday timetable. The Sunday & public holiday timetable will be the same as operated in Summer 2014.

 81 Plymouth - Torpoint - HMS Raleigh - Insworke / 81D Derriford Hospital - Devonport Ferry

Full timetable Guide on First web site

081 First Torpoint - Google Drive

Stagecoach Route 164 Totnes > Salcombe

  • PH1020951/159 - STAGECOACH DEVON LTD T/A Stagecoach South West, BELGRAVE ROAD, EXETER, EX1 2LB Variation Accepted: Operating between Totnes Royal Seven Stars and Salcombe given service number 164 effective from 24-May-2015. To amend Timetable.

164 Totnes - Salcombe

Summer Sunday service to Kingsbridge and Salcombe introduced (numbered 164)

164 Totnes - Salcombe

Filers Route 300 Ilfracombe > Lynmouth > Minehead

  • PH1066351/1 - FILERS TRAVEL LIMITED, SLADE LODGE ,, SLADE ROAD, ILFRACOMBE, EX34 8LB Variation Accepted: Operating between Ilfracombe, St James Place Gardens and Minehead given service number 300 effective from 24-May-2015. To amend Timetable.

New timetable 300 Ilfracombe - Lynmouth – Minehead

Filers are another company who leave all their timetables etc to Traveline and make no effort to display timetable changes on their own web site.

300 Ilfracombe - Lynmouth - Minehead

Filers Travel MX57 CBY at Lynmouth on route 300

© Ed Webster (creative commons) Filers Travel MX57 CBY at Lynmouth on route 300 June 2014

Filers Route 301 Combe Martin - Ilfracombe – Barnstaple

  • PH1066351/4 - FILERS TRAVEL LIMITED, SLADE LODGE ,, SLADE ROAD, ILFRACOMBE, EX34 8LB Variation Accepted: Operating between Combe Martin and Barnstaple Post Office given service number 301 effective from 26-May-2015. To amend Timetable.

Timetable 301 Combe Martin - Ilfracombe – Barnstaple

301 Combe Martin - Ilfracombe - Barnstaple

Filers Route 303: Barnstaple > Woolacombe

  • PH1066351/11 - FILERS TRAVEL LIMITED, SLADE LODGE, SLADE ROAD, ILFRACOMBE, EX34 8LB Variation Accepted: Operating between Barnstaple Bus Station and South Molton, Square given service number 303/7 effective from 24-May-2015. To amend Timetable.

New timetable 303 Barnstaple-Woolacombe 

303 Barnstaple-Woolacombe

Countrybus Route 366:  Exeter – Kenn

  • PH1017984/118 - ALANSWAY COACHES LTD T/A COUNTRY BUS, KING CHARLES BUSINESS PK, OLD NEWTON RD, HEATHFIELD, NEWTON ABBOT, TQ12 6UT Registration Accepted Starting Point: Kenn Finish Point: Exeter Bus Station Via: Kennford, Shillingford St George Service Number: 366 Service Type: Normal Stopping Effective Date: 07-APR-2015 Other Details: Monday to Saturday

Delayed start timetable 366 Kenn - Exeter

366 Kenn - Exeter

Axe Valley Route 885: Seaton -Colyton – Axminster

  • PH0004666/1 - FRANCES MAY SEARLE T/A AXE VALLEY MINI TRAVEL, BUS DEPOT, 26 HARBOUR ROAD, SEATON, EX12 2NA Variation Accepted: Operating between SEATON Sea Front and MILLWEY RISE given service number 885 effective from 26-May-2015. To amend Timetable.

Timetable 885 Seaton -Colyton – Axminster

885 Seaton -Colyton - Axminster

Axe Valley Route 899: Sidmouth - Seaton - Lyme Regis

  • PH0004666/2 - FRANCES MAY SEARLE T/A AXE VALLEY MINI TRAVEL, BUS DEPOT, 26 HARBOUR ROAD, SEATON, EX12 2NA Variation Accepted: Operating between Exmouth Tesco and Seaton Sea Front given service number 899 effective from 26-May-2015. To amend Timetable.

Timetable 899: Sidmouth - Seaton - Lyme Regis

899 Sidmouth - Seaton - Lyme Regis

Countrybus Route 979: Lancelot School > Stoke Hill School

  • PH1017984/117 - ALANSWAY COACHES LTD T/A COUNTRY BUS, KING CHARLES BUSINESS PK, OLD NEWTON RD, HEATHFIELD, NEWTON ABBOT, TQ12 6UT Registration Accepted Starting Point: Lancelot Road Finish Point: Stoke Hill School Via: Service Number: 979 Service Type: Normal Stopping Effective  Date: 07-APR-2015 Other Details: Monday to friday school term only

Delayed start Timetable 979 Lancelot Road - Stoke Hill School

Countrybus Route-979 2015-04-07

Countrybus Route M: Exeter > Mount Dinham Circular

  • PH1017984/120 - ALANSWAY COACHES LTD T/A COUNTRY BUS, KING CHARLES BUSINESS PK, OLD NEWTON RD, HEATHFIELD, NEWTON ABBOT, TQ12 6UT Registration Accepted Starting Point: Exeter, Paris Street Finish Point: Exeter, Cheeke Street Via: Mount Dinham Service Number: M Service Type: Normal Stopping Effective Date: 07-APR-2015 Other Details: Monday to Saturday.

Delayed start timetable M Exeter-Mount Dinham Circular

M: Exeter > Mount Dinham Circular

First Plymouth Route PR1 The George Juntion P & R - Milehouse - Plymouth Centre - Milehouse - George Junction P & R-

  • PH0004983/278 - FIRST DEVON & CORNWALL LTD, THE RIDE, CHELSON MEADOW, PLYMOUTH, PL9 7JT Variation Accepted: Operating between THE GEORGE PARK AND RIDE SITE and PLYMOUTH (Royal Parade) given service number PR1 effective from 24-May-2015. To amend Route and Timetable.

Following the trial of the PR1a service (Milehouse Park & Ride to Derriford Hospital), due to poor usage during the off peak periods, these journeys are being withdrawn. As a form of replacement, service 81D will operate hourly (Torpoint Ferry - Stoke - Milehouse Park & Ride - Derriford Hospital). The PR1a will still operate at peak times in the morning and afternoon/early evening. There are also some changes to PR1 journeys, in particular during the mornings to improve reliability of journeys leaving the George. The Saturday timetable unchanged

PR1 The George Juntion P & R - Milehouse - Plymouth Centre - Milehouse - George Junction P & R / PR1a The George P & R - Derriford - Milehouse - Plymouth Centre - Milehouse - Derriford - George P & R-

timetable leaflet of First Web Site

English Rivera Tours Route Sightseeing 2

  • PH1120865/2 - ANTHONY SLATER AND COLIN BOWDEN T/A ENGLISH RIVIERA TOURS, THE FIRS, RATHMORE ROAD, TORQUAY, TQ2 6NU Registration Accepted Starting Point: Paignton, Torbay Road Finish Point: Paignton, Torbay Road Via: Torquay Sea Front, Torquay Harbour Service Number: Sightseeing 2 Service Type: Excursion or Tour Effective Date: 05-JUL-2015 Other Details: July until end of September for 2015 and May until end of September thereafter.

Countrybus Route U: Exeter - Union Road Circular

  • PH1017984/119 - ALANSWAY COACHES LTD T/A COUNTRY BUS, KING CHARLES BUSINESS PK, OLD NEWTON RD, HEATHFIELD, NEWTON ABBOT, TQ12 6UT Registration Accepted Starting Point: Exeter, Sidwell Street Finish Point: Exeter, Union Road Via: Pennsylvania Road Service Number: U Service Type: Normal Stopping Effective Date: 07-APR-2015 Other Details: Monday to Saturday

Delayed start timetable U Exeter - Union Road Circular

U Exeter - Union Road Circular

Stagecoach Route X64 Exeter > Totnes > Dartmouth

  • PH1020951/46 - STAGECOACH DEVON LTD T/A Stagecoach South West, BELGRAVE ROAD, EXETER, EX1 2LB Variation Accepted: Operating between Exeter Bus Station and Totnes Coronation Road given service number X64 effective from 24-May-2015. To amend Timetable.

X64 (Exeter - N.Abbot - Totnes - Dartmouth + Sundays to Salcombe) Summer Sunday service to Kingsbridge and Salcombe introduced (numbered 164)

Timetable X64

As is often the case its been difficult getting the timetables for the X64. Traveline only has the new times from 1st September 2015! The final stagecoach pdf here is sideways which is a real pain but its all I can get at this moment in time.

Stagecoach For Totnes

© Barry Lewis (creative commons) Stagecoach X64 August 2013

In The News

A NEW light railway to Brixham and fewer traffic lights in the Bay are two of re-elected Torbay mayor Gordon Oliver's ambitions for the next four years. Mr Oliver has instructed officers to investigate the opportunities to re-introduce a passenger railway between Churston and outer Brixham. It would follow the line of the old steam railway which was closed decades ago. Houses have been built over the line at the Brixham end and the station is long gone. But Mr Oliver believes there is an opportunity to use the former line for a light railway with passenger-only traffic and possibly also a cycle route.

Read more: http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Light-railway-Brixham-fewer-seafront-traffic/story-26487556-detail/story.html#ixzz3aR6jE4JU
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