12 January 2020

Devon & Cornwall Transit 189

The weekly look at service changes across Devon & Cornwall.

Its still very quiet indeed. There are actually no service changes due this week but there are a few future service changes published this last week.

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!

Service changes this coming week

DR Tweedie • PH1128051

 Licence  Route  Start Point  End Point  Effective  Notes
PH1128051.002  33 Torpoint circular HMS Raleigh Torpoint Torpoint Ferry 18-Jan-2020 Cancellation Accepted.
6th Jan on Facebook: Due to ongoing mechanical issues, the 33 Torpoint service will not run until further notice
unfortunately we have had no choice but to cease the service

First South West Ltd • PH0004983 • Cornwall by Kernow

This one actually happened last week but has only just been published after the event. No mention of this on their web site that I can see so far!

 Licence  Route  Start Point  End Point  Effective  Notes
PH0004983.576 231 232 Falmouth Moor/Mabe Burnthouse Truro College 06-Jan-2020 To amend the route of service 232. Journey extended to commence from Penryn Bridge
232 Traveline timetable & Maps

Dealtop Ltd • PH0005305 • Dartline

 Licence  Route  Start Point  End Point  Effective  Notes
PH0005305.056 350 Kentisbeare Post Office Kentisbeare Post Office 18-Jan-2020 Route and timetable amended due to long term road closure
350 Traveline Timetable & Maps
PH0005305.005 PR3 EXETER, Digby Park & Ride EXETER, R D E Wonford Hospital 13-Jan-2020 Route and timetable amended.
No details published anywhere and no new timetable on Traveline yet

Future changes

After a very quiet period we have had a lot of changes published this last week – mostly from Plymouth Citybus for February:

 Licence  Route  Start Point  End Point  Effective  Notes  OPERATOR
PD0000738.233 337 338 Coventry Exeter/Torbay 10-Feb-2020 Vary route, stopping places and timetable. NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD
PH0000135.094   5[A] Elburton City Centre- Saltash 23-Feb-2020 Running time adjustments PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.012   8 9 City Centre City Centre 23-Feb-2020 Later evening journey Monday to Saturday PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.166  11 X11 Plymouth Bodmin Parkway 23-Feb-2020 Evening journey extended from Liskeard to Dobwalls.
1545 from Plymouth Mon - Fri retimed to 1540 with additional running time
PH0000135.001  16 City Centre City Centre 23-Feb-2020 Monday to Friday increased journey tie on certain journeys. Revised times on Sundays & Bank Holidays PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.095  20[A] Royal Parade Plympton 23-Feb-2020 Amend route in Ivybridge. Double deck on schooltime journeys PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.100  21[A] Barne Barton Barne Barton 23-Feb-2020 To restore ste standard service following road works. To revise weekday evening journeys to operate 5 minutes later PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.006  23 24 CIty Centre City Centre 23-Feb-2020 Restore interpeak frequaency to 6 trips per hour. Evening, Sunday & Bank Holiday services via Barcode. Saturday diversion via Cattedown roundabout withdrawn PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.146  27 [ABS] City Centre Crownhill 23-Feb-2020 27A Withdrawn from Mainstone & Estover.
27S introduced for Estover & Eggbuckland schools
Route & Timetable revised
PH0000135.005  28[A] City Centre Estover, Asda 23-Feb-2020 Withdraw servic from Estover & revise timetable PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.148  33 Royal Parade Royal Parade 23-Feb-2020 Inbound journeys via Charles St & Exeter St PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.053  34 City Centre Estover 23-Feb-2020 Withdraw some Estover journeys, afternoon & evening timing changes PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.042  35[A] City Centre City Centre 23-Feb-2020 Timetable Change PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.007  40 41 [A] CITY CENTRE CITY CENTRE 23-Feb-2020 Revised running imes PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.008  42[AB] City Centre Tamerton Foliot 23-Feb-2020 Timetable Change PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.149  42[C] City Centre Woolwell 23-Feb-2020 Extend service 42 to Mainstone & Estover.
Revise Route and Timetable
PH0000135.013  43 City Centre City Centre 23-Feb-2020 Running time adjustments PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.010  44[A] City Centre Whitleigh 23-Feb-2020 Extend 44A to Keyham & St Levan Road
Revise timetable for reliability
PH0000135.076  50 51 Derriford Derriford 23-Feb-2020 Revise times to improve connections PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.126  61 62 City Centre City Centre 23-Feb-2020 Revised times early morning & early evening PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.154 104 105 Devonport High School  Tavistock 19-Jan-2020 Additional journey time for roadworks PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.211 PR3 Seaton George Park & Ride 23-Feb-2020 Cancel PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH1020951.298 13 Plymouth, Royal Parade Saltash Passage 20-Jan-2020 To revert to previous route in the City Centre STAGECOACH DEVON LTD

Plymouth Citybus 567 WA60CYL

PR3 – probably the change listed above which is likely to attract the most attention!


  1. The extension of 42 to Mainstone and Asda is an interesting one though! It does seem like other than Crownhill and Derriford, it won’t pick anyone up along the extended section through the industrial estate! Although I suppose given that it is to replace the 28A they aren’t necessarily looking for additional custom for the corridor.

  2. The only other way to reach Mainstone is across the top without choking miller way Asda and Dover road with buses. Taking the 28a off at Delamere Road and down Forder Valley to Novorossik that way is not practical as Delamere is too narrow and it would end up in queuing traffic the other side of the hill anyway

  3. Looks like the 337 is to be withdrawn the 338 is a new service to replace it which goes via birmingham tho it means the villages and towns on a46 are to be cut from nx network

  4. So the most interesting thing there is the extention of the 44A to Keyham you mentioned. I have probably missed it while looking around but that'll be pushing the route into becoming a huge loop at this rate. It will be interesting to see routes heading north out of George more often, this has only really been done by the 59 for quite a while now. Will also be good to see more buses going from outside the Art College towards Royal Parade soon as well, more excuse for me to be lazy and not walk to Royal Parade after using the facilities up there.

    The key change I anticipate though is that 43 timetable... There is a horrid 25 minute gap between the 16:15 an 16:40 and it is right in the peak time...

  5. So Citybus fancies slice of George P+R-City Centre market off SC I assume??

    1. Not with their fares they won't

    2. Could this be an early move as I believe SC 101 park and ride will be extended to Woolwell once development there is complete?

    3. Interesting re 101 to Woolwell as not heard that yet, so do you think it's developer funding from new houses as confused why it wouldn't be awarded to the existing Citybus 42 group to delve deeper into newer areas of the estate??

    4. I think it is in green plan. 101 extended to Woolwell and 42 also increased in frequency to Woolwell. Perhaps 42 and 42c to Woolwell in future?

    5. Both routes are commercial routes so it would be up to Stagecoach if they would want to expand into Woolwell and potentially compete with Plymouth Citybus, not up to any awards. It could be a smart move but it would take a good while to actually produce much benefit in my opinions. Of course I am not an expert but I usually find loadings between Woolwell and Derriford quite slack and if they are to make a profit fares would likely need to rise when two companies are competing for the same amount of passengers. As seen with First bus competition in Plymouth is quite challenging and it would take time to see results. @Anonymous at 18:06 would you happen to be able to quote your source?

  6. Prob do some P+R special fare as with current PR3 to challenge SC

  7. 315 also changes 10th runs earlier and additional stops in dorset due to 304 being withdrawn

    1. Interesting. Have you seen a new 315 TT as doesn't appear to be one in online Nat Exp agents guide yet? What extra stops are being added to 315 in lieu of 304 as also no new 315 TT in guide yet. Indeed no clue there either about 304 is coming off!

    2. Our 315 drivers were moaning about it

  8. Exeter PR3 is hospital staff only, so I'm guessing that's why no timetable - SPR3 is the public service


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