11 March 2016

Windswept and Interesting

You may have noticed that its been a bit windy recently with Wednesday in particular seeing a fair bit of disruption due to falling trees  etc.

The biggest issue though was the complete closure of Royal Parade for the afternoon:

Royal Parade has now been closed on a temporary basis to traffic as a safety precaution following the damage to the Big Screen earlier this afternoon. Bus companies are currently making arrangements for alternative locations to drop off and pick up passengers who would normally use the bus stops along Royal Parade.

As there are a number of companies involved, we are asking the public to keep an eye on the companies’ social media feeds for more information. We anticipate that the wind will die down later this evening and we hope to remove parts of the structure which are hanging off if the wind dies out as expected. Conditions permitting, scaffolding will go up tomorrow for a more detailed assessment to be carried out.
We aim to let people know when the road will reopen as soon as we can.

We appreciate that this causes inconvenience and delays for people trying to get home after work but the safety of people walking, cycling and driving along this busy road has to be our top priority.

Plymouth City Council

 

Plymouth Citybus

  • 5/5A, 14, 21/21A, 50 Westbound towards will serve Cattedown, the viaduct, Vauxhall Street and the Reel Cinema at Derry’s Cross onto Union Street
  • 5/5A, 14, 21/21A, Eastbound towards Plymstock and Plympton will serve Notte Street and go across the viaduct.
  • 8/9, 16, 20/20A, 23/24, 27/27A, 28, 33 Coming in onto the viaduct, turning at St Andrews Cross roundabout to head back out via Charles Street and Drake Circus
  • 35/35A, 40/41, 42/42A/42B/42C, 44, 46, 61/62 Terminates at Charles Cross/ Art College and departs outside Primark
  • 10, 11/11A, 12, 32, 34/34A, 36, 51/51A, 70, 71, 72 Terminates at the top of Union Street and departs outside Union Rooms
  • 25 Terminating and Departing at Union Rooms then up to Western Approach, to Drake Circus, the viaduct and will continue the normal route.

Stagecoach

  • 100 service to the george park and ride can get on at mayflower street and out side drake circus and viaduct
  • 200 service pick up from viaduct going out to coypol
  • 1/X1 pick up from drake circus
  • service 3 leaving from viaduct
  • service 2/2A to saltash will be picking up from sparrows and toys r us

Jacketts Coaches:

  • Royal Parade is currently closed due to problems with the big screen in these very high winds. Therefore Service 13 will be operating to the Art College as normal, then serving the Viaduct. It will then operate via Vauxhall Street to Toys R Us where it will pick up its normal route. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by the volatile weather

Target Travel

They did mention the disruption to services on their Facebook page but didnt go into any details as to what their buses were doing.

23 comments:

  1. One of the B7RLEs seen today in the paint shed at Milehouse, front now red so assuming into swoop.
    Anyone know which vehicle? And given the regular working now of the 12, is it going to be branded PCB or GCB?

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    1. go cornwall bus logos ive been told by someone in milehouse, 108/9 will get normal swoop with the Cornwall logos.

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  2. jackets only got the 1 route in plymouth

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    1. Jacketts have two routes in Plymouth: the 13 and the summer Sundays 25. Be interesting to see if they retain them when they next come up for grabs -- does anyone know when this will be?

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  3. Isn't it about time all the remaining B7TLs got swooped...

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    1. all the one door ones are swooped. two doors are being withdrawn, like was posted about some going to driver training use now, and the east lancs two doors im on about

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  4. They will now, 108 & 109 are getting done. Be great them to see some more darts done 57, 72, 75 & 78 would finish batches off too.
    Does anyone know what will be after 108 & 109?

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    1. well i think the london mini darts with the odd spd dart getting repainted, and 53/54 is still in brighton livery and i think there staying now

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  5. 108 now out of the where in PCB logo.
    One Red Flash E400 now in sheds having had some of the branding stripped. I assume this is going into standard swoop livery seeing as how the frequency was reduced to 10minuted again

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  6. 108 is out now in plymouth citybus swoop livery, not go cornwall swoop livery

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  7. Darlington and didbygraham you 2 get some proofful images of the vehicles mentioned in your comments

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    1. Just wondering if this is a compliment but that "predictive text" has mucked up "powerful" and produced "proofful". Or maybe it is meant to say "professional".

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    2. well we could only prove photos that these buses are being repainted when they are out in a new livery, or someone in milehouse says that they are being its under repaint. but as i know the london mini darts are staying they should end up getting repainted, and the brighton ones was down as being on loan when they first arrived and now i think they are staying as they are off the brighton fleet list now, but all i will say mainly is that you will have to wait and see what happens.

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  8. Graham, please stop idiotic comments like this getting onto the blog - it cannot be understood.

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    1. Its only because I am genuinely curious as to what they actually mean. Normally I wouldnt have. I am stopping most of these now

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  9. Need more double decks on the green Flash, every time i get on one after work at about 3.50pm its standing room only & there is no way you can safely squeeze 36 people standing on a E20D

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  10. 108 is most certainly out in standard swoops livery, saw it today on 12.Could get a photo as I was on 537 and both vehicles were moving!

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    1. pictures of 108 will be on blog tomorrow!

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  11. Walked passed the depot today and noticed 3 buses with trainer livery on the front. Too far away to see which they are but assuming 416 was one and that the other two are 413 and one other. I did see 418 on training a few weeks ago. Can anyone confirm which they were?

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  12. Graham, Citycoach 318 is back in service, saw it out with 317 on Friday. There is also a third bus labelled up as trainer, assuming the other two are 413 and 416.

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  13. Graham, 38 must be back on service as well now, it was in the bus station on layover this afternoon.

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  14. Training buses are 416, 417 & 418

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