09 May 2021

Devon & Cornwall Transit 2021: Week 18

The usual weekly look back on what has been published on the Registered Local Bus Services site over the last week. Click on the licence numbers for full details on each route including timetables and maps.

  • Plymouth Citybus make a few route changes from next week due to congestion, along with a couple of changes to routes in and out of Bodmin.
  • Tally Ho cancel their 606 from the 20th June
  • First Wessex introduce their summer X53 timetable at the end of May.
  • Finally we have the registration for the Stagecoach 122 open top service which started back in April.

 Licence  Route  Start Point  End Point  Effective  Notes OPERATOR
PH0000135.001 16 City Centre, Kings Tamerton City Centre 16-May-2021 Weekend buses to take same route into Plymouth city centre as weekday buses to aviod congestion PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.148 33 Royal Parade, Railway Station, St Levan Road, Admiralty Street, Station Road Royal Parade 16-May-2021 Weekend buses to follow same route into Plymouth City Centre as weekday buses to avoid congestion PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.183 48 Plymouth, Cattedown, Plymstock Plymouth 17-May-2021 Revise terminal point at Wembury to avoid early departures & revise stops served in Plymouth City Centre PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.192 76 76A 176 177 178 Bodmin Launceston 17-May-2021 Monday - Friday extend last journey from Bodmin Parkway to finish at Launceston Westgate Street (accidentally omitted on last variation) PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.209 89 Bodmin, Bugle & Ladock Truro 17-May-2021 certain journeys re - routed in Bodmin to restore lost link to Callywith College PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH1020951.338 122 Babbacombe Hoburn Devon Bay, Paignton 20-Apr-2021 Half hourly open tops service.
The route encompasses many of the area’s most popular hotels and attractions including Babbacombe’s Theatre, Cliff Railway and Model Village. Views from the top deck are stunning, featuring plenty of photo opportunities of some of the bay’s most beautiful scenery. Here, you can hop off for Torbay Leisure Centre, Splashdown Quaywest and Goodrington.
New for 2021 we’ve rerouted the service to stop at Hoburne’s Devon Bay Holiday Park, offering a doorstop connection for site’s visitors to take in the many attractions Torbay has to offer during their stay.
PH1081198.009 606 Kingsbridge Bus Station Salcombe, Shadycombe Road 20-Jun-2021 CANCELLED TALLY HO! COACHES LIMITED
PH0006159.414 X53 A3 Bridport Coach Station Axminster Rail Station 30-May-2021 Revised timetable for summer 2021 FIRST HAMPSHIRE & DORSET LIMITED

Finally we have a quick look ahead at timetables which are changing this week:

 Licence  Route  Start Point  End Point  Effective  Notes OPERATOR
PH0006652.005 501 Swan's Nest Shiphay Schools 10-May-2021 Variation to route and timetable (Closed school service no TT publically available) A B COACHES LTD
PH0006652.011 502 Newton Abbott Asda Churston Ferrers Grammar School 10-May-2021 Variation to route and timetable (Closed school service no TT publically available) A B COACHES LTD
PH0006652.002 505 TEIGNMOUTH Railway Station SHIPHAY Schools 10-May-2021 Cancelled applications A B COACHES LTD
PH0006652.008 507 Peartree Ashburton Shiphay Schools 10-May-2021 Route and timetable variation
Service number changed to 507
Closed schools service no public TT
PH0006652.007 508 Thorn Cross, Pottery Road Shiphay Schools 10-May-2021 Route and timetable variation
Closed schools service no public TT

These are all closed school services so no public timetables seem to be posted anywhere.


  1. Intresting the 606 has been cancelled is there any plans to extend there 164 down there or is another operator taking the challis

    1. Extending the 164 would make sense. Devon County Council had planned to use funding from the Department for transport and from Great Western Railway's community funding to increase the service on the 164 and co-ordinate it with train departures and arrivals. Extending it over the 606 to provide Salcombe with a co-ordinated rail-link-type service would be a logical extension of this proposal. As with many things bus-wise in Devon though, we shall have to wait and see!

  2. Tally Ho cancelling the 606 is a surprise - I wonder what (if anything) is replacing it?

    1. there is a new change registered for the 164 today - so I guess that replaces the 606 in some way

  3. Tally Ho! are indeed extending the Totnes to Kingsbridge service to Salcombe. My dad is a driver at Tally Ho!


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