11 January 2021

Lockdown Service Updates

Stagecoach have given a few more updates to their services in this new lockdown phase we are currently in:

08.01.2021: Latest Timetables in the South West during the National Lockdown

We have been working closely with the local authorities to maintain essential connections for keyworkers across the South West, as well as school journeys and essential shopping trips. We are delighted to say that we will largely be leaving our local bus network unchanged in the coming weeks.

We will be making some very minor changes to services across the South West from 10th January 2021 with the majority of our buses operating on school holiday timetables. Please make sure you look carefully at codes within your timetable, as journeys coded SD largely will not be running.

The following journeys will be operating a school day service and we’ll also have duplicate buses at school times to insure our key workers children can continue to travel to school safely. For full details visit: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/south-west/covid-19-timetables

Route 1: We will be operating a trip at 0725 via  Cullompton School and Uffculme School, to replace the 0730 via Tiverton Parkway. We will also operate a trip at 0755 to Clyst Vale school, to replace the 0805 which usually does not serve the school.

Route 4: We will be operating a trip at 1440 to operate via Gittesham for students of Kings School.

Route 155: The 1400 journey will operate as school day times, not school holiday times. This service will depart at the same time but will serve South Molton College.

Route 357: The 0735 journey will operate as a school trip via Dinan Way, Cheshire Road, Bradham Court and Exmouth C. College.

Route 921: Will operate from Westward Ho! At 0700 to Pilton diverting in Fremington via Beechfield. This will provide a service for passengers who usually catch the 903/904. Buses will operate the reverse route in the afternoon departing from the school at 1520. The 903/904 will not currently operate.

Route 815: Will operate from Appledore at 0710 to Park, in the afternoon buses will depart the school at 1530 to Appledore. The 821 will not currently operate.

Route 919: The 0733 from Westward Ho!  to Atlantic Academy will operate it’s usual timetable.

Falcon: Our Falcon coach service will have a temporarily reduced timetable from 10th January, operating 7 trips a day. To download the latest timetable visit: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/south-west/south-west-falcon

Plymouth Citybus continue to operate as normal but the dedicated school services in and around Plymouth are suspended as schools are restricted:

For your information the following school buses WILL NOT run this week: #PCB28S #PCB48S #PCB51S #PCB101 #PCB102 #PCB103 #PCB104 #PCB105 #PCB106 #PCB112 #PCB118 #PCB807.

Transport for Cornwall are operating as normal

Cornwall by Kernow have a few changes from 10th January:

A1 - Will run to a revised route and timetable. Buses will continue to run as now between Penzance and St Buryan. Beyond St Buryan, buses will serve Sennen Cove, Land’s End and Porthcurno as a ‘loop’.
A2 and A3 -  Will not run
A17 -  Is running as normal between Penzance and St Ives,
U3 - Will run to a revised timetable.
U4 - Will be running as normal through Marazion


  1. I did hear(tho just a "rumour" so take it how you wish) that the dft have said at least 70% of bus services need to run in order to get the grant money.

  2. The COVID-19 Bus Services Support Grant, when it was introduced in April 2020, was conditional on services being maintained at a suitable frequency to allow key workers to make essential journeys whilst social distancing - it was reckoned that this needed to be around 50% of pre-covid levels. In May the grants were increased to allow services to gradually return to full timetables as more people started travelling, and in September extra money was made available to fund extra journeys for school and college travel.

  3. Is there any more details yet of First Kernow’s, yet to start, Dartmoor Explorer service from Plymouth?

    1. It is due to start Feb 12th and will be a daily service. Current rules mean they can change start date with 72 hours notice so I would guess it may be nearer to April before it actually starts (imo)

    2. No, but on the Cornwall by Kernow - behind the scenes Facebook page, it says the first of 4 Geminis are currently at AJS converters (Bodmin) for the first of of new projects for 2021

  4. Replies
    1. Not yet public but an insider suggests 'bus stops' & definitely no threat to existing SC 1!!

  5. https://bustimes.org/registrations/PH0004983/596 now on bus times, registered as first buses of somerset, not kernow.


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