17 November 2015

Devon Transit 023

Welcome to Devon Transit 023

Its starting to pick up a bit after a few weeks with nothing happening. Some of these changes are still unexplained or incomplete due to lack of information. Stagecoach may be pretty good on Twitter but are still pretty poor elsewhere online. We keep seeing notices saying a brand new web site is on its way – but we’ve been seeing these for a while now…

Devon & Cornwall Transit Index 

Last Two Weeks on VOSA

Stagecoach Devon 1 X1 [PH1020951.249] Plymouth Tavistock

VOSA

  • PH1020951/249 - 
  • STAGECOACH DEVON LTD 
  • T/A STAGECOACH SOUTH WEST, 
  • BELGRAVE ROAD, EXETER, EX1 2LB 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Plymouth 
  • and Tavistock 
  • given service number X1/1 
  • effective from 03-Jan-2016. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable.
Stagecoach 17051 T651KPU

Plymouth Citybus 5 5A [PH0000135.094] Plymouth – Elburton

VOSA

  • PH0000135/94 
  • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
  • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
  • Variation Accepted by SN: 
  • Operating between Saltash, Oaklands Green and Eldburton, Blackstone Close 
  • given service number 5/5A 
  • effective from 01-Nov-2015. 
  • To amend Timetable.

    From Sunday 1st November we will be changing the timetable for service 5/5A Plymstock to City Centre Monday to Saturday. Sunday service remains unchanged.
    There will be no change to route or frequency of the buses. We have decided to implement this at short notice as from our real time monitoring, we can see that the buses on the service are finding it hard to run to time, making them late. This has come from the increased amount of mileage we are running on the service since 31st August 2015 covering more of the area and giving a bus to more people. To make the service reliable we have decided to invest in additional resources by increasing the number of vehicles on the service, giving each vehicle more time to complete the journey. Hence the change in the timetable. We would like to thank all our passengers who have given us valuable feedback on the service, all of which we have listened to and now implementing the change.

    Already covered in Plymothian Transit but included here for completeness, with the VOSA entry appearing after the changes had started

Plymouth Citybus 10 [PH000135/175] Plymouth – Saltash

VOSA Cancellation

  • PH0000135/175 
  • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
  • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
  • Cancellation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Royal Parade, 
  • and Saltash, Fore Street 
  • given service number 10/10A/10B/11/12 
  • effective from 10-Jan-2016.
  • This is a bit of an odd one. This licence is a duplicate as the main registration for service 10 is PH0000135/169. This licence came into being on the 18th September although there was no timetable change from this date so I dont know what this was about. Its further confused as the other registrations for services 10 11 and 12 are not currently viewable on VOSA site (as at last night) so its possible that other changes are yet to be published on VOSA…

Stagecoach Devon 48 [PH1020951.242] Princetown – Burrator – Plymouth – Wembury

VOSA

  • PH1020951/242 - 
  • STAGECOACH DEVON LTD 
  • T/A STAGECOACH SOUTH WEST, 
  • BELGRAVE ROAD, EXETER, EX1 2LB 
  • Variation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Princetown/Burrator/Plymouth 
  • and Wembury 
  • given service number 48 
  • effective from 04-Jan-2016. 
  • To amend Timetable.

Target Travel 52 [PH1020218.003] Derriford Plympton

VOSA

  • PH1020218/3 
  • DEALTOP (PLYMOUTH) LTD 
  • T/A TARGET TRAVEL, 
  • LANGAGE SCIENCE PARK, WESTERN WOOD WAY, PLYMOUTH, PL7 5BG 
  • Variation Accepted by SN: 
  • Operating between Derriford Hospital 
  • and Derriford Hospital 
  • given service number 52 
  • effective from 23-Nov-2015. 
  • To amend Timetable.

Stagecoach Devon 52A 52B [PH1020951.070] Exeter Sidmouth Honiton Seaton

  • PH1020951/70 - 
  • STAGECOACH DEVON LTD 
  • T/A STAGECOACH SOUTH WEST, 
  • BELGRAVE ROAD, EXETER, EX1 2LB 
  • Variation Accepted by SN: 
  • Operating between Exeter 
  • and Seaton or Honiton 
  • given service number 52A/52B 
  • effective from 16-Nov-2015. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable

Filers Travel 309 310 [PH1066351.008] Lymouth – Barnstaple

VOSA

  • PH1066351/8 -
  • FILERS TRAVEL LIMITED,
  • SLADE LODGE, SLADE ROAD, ILFRACOMBE, EX34 8LB
  • Cancellation Accepted:
  • Operating between Lynmouth, Castle Hill Car Park
  • and Barnstaple Bus Station
  • given service number 309/310
  • effective from 02-Jan-2016.

Coming Up

Previously announced changes coming up in the next two weeks:

Stagecoach 33 [PH1020951.216] Torquay Local

VOSA (DT020)

  • PH1020951/216 - 
  • STAGECOACH DEVON LTD 
  • T/A STAGECOACH SOUTH WEST, 
  • BELGRAVE ROAD, EXETER, EX1 2LB 
  • Cancellation Accepted: 
  • Operating between Torquay South Pier and Torquay South Pier 
  • given service number 33 
  • effective from 21-Nov-2015.
  • Dont bother looking to Stagecoach themselves for details on this service ending as there is nothing there to see. Traveline still have the service as coming to an end on the 20th. Stagecoach still show the service if you search after this date.

Target Travel 52 [PH1020218.003] Derriford Plympton

VOSA

  • PH1020218/3 
  • DEALTOP (PLYMOUTH) LTD 
  • T/A TARGET TRAVEL, 
  • LANGAGE SCIENCE PARK, WESTERN WOOD WAY, PLYMOUTH, PL7 5BG 
  • Variation Accepted by SN: 
  • Operating between Derriford Hospital 
  • and Derriford Hospital 
  • given service number 52 
  • effective from 23-Nov-2015. 
  • To amend Timetable. Details to follow – very late entry on VOSA

Stagecoach Devon 52A 52B [PH1020951.070] Exeter Sidmouth Honiton Seaton

  • PH1020951/70 - 
  • STAGECOACH DEVON LTD 
  • T/A STAGECOACH SOUTH WEST, 
  • BELGRAVE ROAD, EXETER, EX1 2LB 
  • Variation Accepted by SN: 
  • Operating between Exeter 
  • and Seaton or Honiton 
  • given service number 52A/52B 
  • effective from 16-Nov-2015. 
  • To amend Route and Timetable

Did these changes actually happen? Stagecoach don't mention them and still have the old timetables on site. Traveline have the new timetables.

2015 11 16 Stagecoach Route-52A Map.jpg

Operations

Stagecoach Devon PH1020951 Operating Centres

STAGECOACH DEVON LTD T/A STAGECOACH SOUTH WEST

Director(s) : Robert Dennison , Gary Nolan , Robert MONTGOMERY , MICHAEL JOHN VAUX , SAM GREER , ROBERT GERVASSE ANDREW , COLIN BROWN .

Decreased authorisation at existing operating centre : 

BELGRAVE ROAD  EXETER EX1 2LB

New authorisation at this operating centre will be : 132 vehicle(s),

Decreased authorisation at existing operating centre : 

REGENT CLOSE  TORQUAY TQ 2 7A

New authorisation at this operating centre will be : 80 vehicle(s),

Decreased authorisation at existing operating centre : 

BUS STATION , ROYAL AVENUE , EXMOUTH EX8 1EN 

New authorisation at this operating centre will be : 25 vehicle(s),

Decreased authorisation at existing operating centre : 

BUS STATION , DARTMOUTH ROAD , PAIGNTON TQ4 5EB 

New authorisation at this operating centre will be : 20 vehicle(s),

Decreased authorisation at existing operating centre : 

UNIT 14 , BENNING COURT , , RIVERSIDE ROAD , POTTINGTON BUSINESS PARK BARNSTAPLE EX31 1QN  

New authorisation at this operating centre will be : 50 vehicle(s),

Decreased authorisation at existing operating centre : 

CHARD TRUCK SERVICES LTD , KINGFISHER HOUSE , MILLFIELD CHARD TA20 2BB 

New authorisation at this operating centre will be : 9 vehicle(s),

New Operating Centre : 

1 THE RIDE  PLYMOUTH PL9 7JT 

New authorisation at this operating centre will be : 42 vehicle(s),

New Operating Centre : 

LITTLE COTTON FARM  DARTMOUTH TQ60L

New authorisation at this operating centre will be : 6 vehicle(s),

Target Travel Dealtop (Plymouth) Ltd PH1020218

DEALTOP (PLYMOUTH ) LTD

T /A TARGET TRAVEL Director(s) : LEE ROBERT RISK , ROBERT JOHN RISK .

LANGAGE SCIENCE PARK , WESTERN WOOD WAY , PLYMOUTH PL7 5BG

Removed operating centre :

EAGLE ROAD , LANGAGE BUSINESS PARK , PLYMPTON PLYMOUTH PL7 5JY

New operating centre :

TARGET TRAVEL , WESTERN WOOD WAY , LANGAGE BUSINESS PARK , PLYMPTON , PLYMOUTH PL7 5BG

New authorisation at this operating centre will be : 40 vehicle(s) ,

Transport Manager(s) : WILLIAM ASHLEY TAYLOR , KEITH ANDREW GARDNER

In The News

Exeter Bus Station Redevelopment

Major plans to redevelop part of Exeter city centre have been changed. The £70m vision for the bus station site includes a new cinema, amphitheatre, public square, restaurants, caf├ęs and shops. The proposals also involve big alterations to the city centre’s road network – including diverting traffic away from the development. New artist’s impressions of how the area would look are included within updated proposals for the site.

John Grinnell, development manager for the Princesshay Leisure scheme, said: “Our proposals for Princesshay will enhance its position as the region’s best retail and leisure destination and therefore we’re continually looking at how we can make improvements. Following feedback from local people and partners, as well as new technical information, we’re pleased to fine-tune some of the detail to improve viability and the wider benefit to the city and the local community.” Modifications include improved access to the city centre for buses and emergency vehicles, following collaboration with bus operators and the fire service. Buses would be diverted off Longbrook Street by creating a new access point to the city centre along New North Road. Fire engines will be given access to Sidwell Street from New North Road and then Cheeke Street to ensure they are not held up on York Road. There would also be new facilities for coaches on South Street.

The scheme involves the demolition of the existing buildings at the bus station and in a section of Paris Street. Six new buildings, up to three storeys in height, would be constructed to form a “comprehensive” mixed-use development, comprising a maximum of 27,547 sq metres. Paris Street would be closed to all traffic and become pedestrianised – with vehicles rerouted elsewhere. Devon County Council had asked for more details on the traffic implications of the scheme before making its views known to the development management committee.

The revised plans are available on the city council’s website, and people have until December 2 to provide comments. The authority will then set a date for making a decision on the scheme.

Full story

12 comments:

  1. Just an update graham. As Torpoint depot has now sold. First have started to move the dilapidated fleet out. The first one went yesterday. Sorry didn't get the fleet number. Lets see how many can leave under there own steam. Lol

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  2. any ideas on when the next plymouth citybus ticket changes are? in efford they have took all the ticket ads out of the bus stops so im thinking its quite soon?

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  3. 29th nov. All details on website.

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    1. Wow these are big rises, 20 to 30p on ALL RETURN fares and 20p on day ticket to £3.90. Time to recover the money they lost in bus war with First do they mean ?? I note there is no way of telling exact fares after the increase though. Will fares on 8/9 ad through Peverell go up more to get back to where they were before the 6 and 3a perhaps ?

      Now is the time for Stagecoach to expand I think ?

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    2. i thought they took those ads out for the Christmas ticket sales? does anyone else think they will do it still this year then?

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  4. Re: Stagecoach route 33 in Torquay: news of its withdrawal has just been posted to the website today (Tuesday 17th), you can see it if you set your location as Torquay or Torbay.

    From the Stagecoach website:

    "Route 33, operated on behalf of Torbay Council will be withdrawn from end of service on Friday 20th September.

    This service was introduced as part of a government project associated with the introduction of the Fast Ferry, and was for a one year period only. The council have decided to withdraw the 33 Bus connection as they are unable to continue funding the service now that the one year period of government funding is complete."

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    1. It's a pity Local Link saw no potential in the route, I imagine it could be merged quite neatly with the 65 to create a circular service.

      (I hope this isn't going too far off-topic!)

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  5. Have Filers thrown the 309/310 Service in completely Graham?

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    1. Yes Filers have given notice on 309/310 as they are losing money on the contract. DCC have put the contract out to tender again

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  6. Ah yes, this is the connecting bus for the fast 'commuter' ferry between Brixham and Torquay that hardly anyone uses and nobody wanted or needed. Even the Irish ferry operator (nobody bid for it locally) who got the contract, hasn't bothered producing the intended dedicated craft. So if you fancy a fast trip across the bay in a force 8 gale, replete with horizontal rain, in a 12-seater open boat, now's your chance. Don't forget to bring your own sick bag. More wasted EU funding.

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  7. Maybe Stagecoach would be interested in taking the Barnstaple to Lynton and Lynmouth service with some Trimming and Modification could fit into The North Devon Network quite easily in. Turn would give more options for the Visitors to The North Devon Area.

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  8. Stagecoach probably are interested but their commercial office will need to sharpen their pencil in order to be successful. Although Filers surrendered the contract they will probably submit a new tender, so it will be interesting to see how things turn out. Even if Filers win the contract, the Stagecoach explorer would be valid on the 309/310 as part of DCC's conditions of contract.

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