09 December 2018

Devon & Cornwall Transit 132

Bus services across Devon & Cornwall that are due to change in the next week ( 10- 16th December). As usual click on the licence number to go through to the main route page where you will find the full licence details and route history. (Sorry this was delayed from yesterday but Google Sites wasn't playing properly so I couldn't update the relevant pages) Its all very quiet at the moment thankfully

DJ Watts Coach Travel Ltd • PH1117103 • Torbay Buses

Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1117103.015 60 Marldon, Occombe Farm Paignton, Hyde Road 10-Dec-2018 Monday to Friday Hourly

Traveline Timetable 60
Traveline Map 60

Following the announcement that the Torbay Community Development Trust (TCDT) was suspending the operation of the number 60 and 65 bus services from Saturday 8 December, we have been working hard with other operators to try and ensure that the bus services can be maintained.  

We are very pleased to announce that one of the two suspended routes will continue to operate without a break in service. DJ Watts Coach Travel Ltd T/A Torbay Minibuses has registered the 60 bus route, previously operated by the TDCT. The buses will carry the recognisable branding of Torbay Buses.  

Cllr Robert Excell, Executive Lead for Community Services, said: “I am delighted to hear about this news. To have one of our existing operators looking at additional routes and also bringing fresh ideas to the service is a good thing and I wish them well. This is a good day for bus users of this route.  

“The 60 is a vital route for the residents of Paignton and many would be left isolated without this service. Torbay Buses has worked hard over the past few weeks to put this route together and I have supported them every step of the way.”  

Darren Watts, Managing Director of DJ Watts Coach Travel Ltd T/A Torbay Mini Buses, said: “It is intended that there will be no break in service. The first day of operation for Torbay Buses on the 60 route will be from Monday 10 December.   

“In order to ensure viability, we have registered a Monday to Friday route between Paignton and Livermead/Occombe, on an hourly service between 9.30pm and 3pm, and hope to grow passenger numbers and make this a successful part of our business. We had the full support of Torbay Council and the TCDT to register this route and are very grateful for their continuing help and advice.”  

While the service will no longer visit Torquay, connection with existing bus services may be made via the Paignton bus station, allowing passengers greater flexibility to travel around the Bay.  Unfortunately, no companies have currently come forward with proposals to run the existing TCDT 65 route and council officers will continue to work with operators in an effort to fill any gaps left in the network.

Sorry for the lack of posting recently - Time has been in very short supply along with a computer thats struggling to keep up and is overdue replacement. More posts will start to appear over the coming week!

1 comment:

  1. Out of the 17 ex london enviros, only two have been in service last week (wc3/12/2018). 473 was on 172 and 12 and 104. 466 was on the 72 and 188. 468 is getting converted to an open topper.


Have something interesting to say? Please share it here!

(Moderation is currently switched on so please allow a short while before your comment appears on the site. This is only to cut down on spam - not to cut out people who disagree with me!)