06 August 2020

Go South West News

The recent expansion of bus operations into Cornwall, had lead to a new corporate brand name - Go South West - being created to encompass our Plymouth Citybus and Go Cornwall Bus brands.

We now have significant operational presence across Devon and Cornwall, due to the newly-established Go Cornwall Bus operations. The two companies will now sit underneath the Go South West title, although their current brand identities will remain the same, so no changes for passengers to see.

In April, Plymouth Citybus acquired operations in Cornwall with the start of an eight-year contract to deliver a network of Council-subsidised local bus routes that are essential to local communities but are not commercial viable. The winning of this contract effectively doubled the Go Ahead work force across Devon and Cornwall.

David Brown, Go Ahead Groups' Managing Director commented, 'As the Go-Ahead bus operations in the region cover both Devon and Cornwall, it made sense to create a company called 'Go South West'.

I would like to thank Richard Stevens, Managing Director of Go South West, for his continues hard work. In the past year, Plymouth has received a Queen's Award for Enterprise and a platinum accreditation for 'Investors in People'. I look forward to seeing continued achievements across the region'.

We are really excited about the launch of Go South West, as but rest assured, as one of our important passengers, you will continue to see your well known and much loved Plymouth Citybus brand across Plymouth.

More importantly though there are service changes for Plymouth coming at the end of August although the web site has yet to be fully updated the timetables are starting to appear on the site. More will follow here as details are released.

Most already have timetables on Traveline as below. Sadly the one that looks the most interesting from first glance if the 50 50A 51 51A which looks like an increase in day time service to every 15 mins with alternate routes so some sections are only every 30 mins including mine (Keswick Crescent) and Transit Way.

The other change of interest is that Citybus have taken on more schools work with several services coming from Stagecoach including the Tor Bridge and Coombe Dean services.



No comments:

Post a comment

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!)