22 June 2019

Devon & Cornwall Transit 160

The weekly look at service changes across Devon & Cornwall. As usual please click through on the Licence number for more details and full route histories on the PTBS web site. Links to Traveline and other timetables and maps are provided below where possible, but always check with the operators own web site for up to date information before you travel!

Just a small batch of new timetables for National Express this week along with the annual Armed Forces Day variation of the 25 for Plymouth Citybus.

The following service changes are planned for this coming week Monday 24th -Sunday 30th June


Plymouth Citybus Ltd • PH0000135

Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0000135.216  25B Ballard House Hoe (Armed Forces Day) 29-Jun-2019


National Express Ltd • PD0000738

Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PD0000738.317 324 Huddersfield Brixham, Bank Lane 24-Jun-2019
PD0000738.215 328 PLYMOUTH ROCHDALE 24-Jun-2019
PD0000738.166 330 Nottingham Penzance 24-Jun-2019
PD0000738.233 337 Coventry Exeter/Torbay 24-Jun-2019
  • Vary route, stopping places and timetable.
    Paignton From Monday 24 June All National Express services Except Service 530 will stop at Great Western Rd, Bus Shelter, outside the Library
  • Traveline Timetable: 337 Rugby - Paignton
PD0000738.216 501 PLYMOUTH LONDON VICTORIA 24-Jun-2019 .
PD0000738.223 502 BUDE LONDON VICTORIA 24-Jun-2019
PD0000738.347 503 Penzance Bus Station London Victoria Coach Station 24-Jun-2019
PD0000738.221 504 PENZANCE LONDON VICTORIA 24-Jun-2019


The following future changes have been published this last week:

Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes OPERATOR
PH1020951.298  13 Plymouth, Royal Parade Saltash Passage 28-Jul-2019 To revise route in the City Centre STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH1020951.299  14 Plymouth, Royal Parade Derriford Hospital 28-Jul-2019 To revise the route at Derriford STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH1020951.305  52 Plymouth, Royal Parade Plympton 28-Jul-2019 To revise the timetable STAGECOACH DEVON LTD


  1. The changes to 501 and 504 are mainley to spread out headway for this 503 service. 502 looks like summer saturday service to bude been dropped and 1 of the westwood ho services now starts/terminates at bideford. The 501/502 also got changes around somerset as what could of been a 501 last week a be a 502 this week for example. 330 only change aware off is the service like all nx services will stop at st erth hub and not the lamb and flag no change to crowles. 324 hasent done huddeafield for about 10 months since it changed operator only change is paignton stop.

  2. The 502 change is more significant, particularly from an operations point of view. The historic service has always been 3 round trips a day from North Devon to London and back. In summer there was often a 4th return trip starting earlier from London to north Devon and back later.

    That has now changed. The first 2 journeys from North Devon now run an hour later to London and (potentially) return as the 2nd and 3rd departures from London, after a longer layover. The 3rd journey to London and the 1st journey from London no longer return the same day. Thus all journeys from London run about 2 hours earlier. The service is contracted to Edwards Coaches at Bristol and may well inter-work with one of their other routes.

    1. The nd drivers do an overnight in penzance on 1 of there duties as they take the 330 down


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