19 September 2021

Devon & Cornwall Transit 2021: Week 37

It is time for the usual weekly look back on what has been published on the Registered Local Bus Services site over the last week. As always click through for more details including timetables and maps.

It looks like its busy but looks can be deceptive as a lot of these are old ones which are catching up, some from a long time ago!

Stagecoach: A few school timetables change along with a few more registrations catching up on changes over the last 18 months.

St Ives Bus: service suspension

Plymouth Citybus: These look like corrections to recent service amendments

First SW (Buses of Somerset) service reverts back to pre covid registration

Taw & Torridge: minor timetable change – details unknown

Crude: School service new timetable

Dennis Oates: All services cancelled – many of these probably have not run for years!

So of all those listed below only 2 are for future planned service changes: Stagecoach 12 &, Stagecoach IJKT,

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective NotesOPERATOR
PH1020951.038 4 4A 4B Exeter Bus Station Axminster Railway Station 05-Sep-2021 School trip times change at Kings school STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH1020951.185 6 6A Okehampton Exeter 08-Sep-2021 Extra college run for capacity. STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH1053866.022 6 St Ives Rugby Club St Ives, Porthmeor Beach 12-Sep-2021 Temporary suspension of service due to Coronavirus ST. IVES BUS CO. LTD
PH1020951.046 7 Exeter Bus Station Totnes Coronation Road 05-Sep-2021 Increase service to hourly, in line with precovid timetable STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH0000135.166 11 Plymouth, Saltash, Landrake, Tideford, Liskeard, Dobwalls Bodmin Parkway 05-Sep-2021 Reroute in Saltash to avoid dangerous turning. Flow through route change to Sunday & Bank Holiday timetable PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.226 16A Penzance (Roscadghill Park) St Ives 06-Sep-2021 On schooldays 0825 ffrom Penzance continues to Carbis Bay (Tesco) PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.296 29 St Austell Newquay 06-Sep-2021 Correct error - Saturday timetable showed wrong departure times from St Austell PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0004983.490 30 Taunton, Parade Axminster Railway station 05-Sep-2021 Service reverts to pre-Covid registration. Timetable current as at 18 April 2021 FIRST SOUTH WEST LIMITED
PH0004727.022 31 Ilfracombe, St James Place Gardens Woolacombe Sands 07-Sep-2021 Variation to timetable? No new timetable published so far. TAW AND TORRIDGE COACHES LTD
PH1020951.167 56 56A Exeter St Davids Station Exmouth 06-Aug-2021 Permanent registration post covid 19 STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH1020951.296 56B 56E Exmouth Parade Byron Way 06-Aug-2021 Permanent registration post covid 19 STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH0000135.164 72 72A Polperro, Looe, Saltash Plymouth 05-Sep-2021 Revised route in Saltash to avoid dangerous turn.  1705 from Polperro withdrawn
0650 from Polperro on Saturdays withdrawn - included in error on previous registration
PH1020951.035 98 98A 99E Exmouth or Brixington Littleham 10-Aug-2021 permanent registration post covid 19 ( as January 2021 timetable) STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH1020951.338 122 Babbacombe Hoburn Devon Bay, Paignton 03-Oct-2021 Reduce to shuttle between Paignton and Devon Bay Hoburne STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH1020951.051 157 257 357 Exmouth Centre/Lovering Close Sidmouth/Budleigh Salterton 10-Aug-2021 Permanent registration post covid 19 STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH0000135.264 218 217 Bude Hartland 06-Sep-2021 Running time correction to 0850 & 1250 from Bude between Pyworthy & end of journey PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0004748.009 346 Mousehole, Coastguard Hotel Mounts Bay Academy 26-Aug-2021 Cancellation of service DENNIS OATES
PH1020951.060 I J T Science Park, Digby or Whipton Barton Countess Wear, Digby or Topsham 03-Oct-2021 Remove Sunday T and introduce Sunday J/I in it's place STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH0006635.001 KINGS1  Exmouth, Swimming Pool, Imperial Road The Kings School, Barrack Road Ottery St Mary 08-Sep-2021 Timetable variation - due to school changing its closing time to 15.30. No public timetable published? KEVIN WILLIAM CRUDGE & SUSAN CRUDGE
PH1020951.334 UNI University of Exeter Streatham High Street and University of Exeter St Lukes 05-Sep-2021 Service that connects two university campuses, Permenant registration post covid19 STAGECOACH DEVON LTD
PH0004748.001 NOT AV. ST IVES Halsetown ST ERTH Station 26-Aug-2021 Cancellation of service DENNIS OATES
PH0004748.002 NOT AV. ST IVES Halsetown ST ERTH Station 26-Aug-2021 Cancellation of service DENNIS OATES
PH0004748.003 NOT AV. ST IVES Halsetown ST ERTH Station 26-Aug-2021 Cancellation of service DENNIS OATES
PH0004748.004 NOT AV. ST IVES Halsetown ST ERTH Station 26-Aug-2021 Cancellation of service DENNIS OATES
PH0004748.005 NOT AV. ST IVES Halsetown TOLROY Holiday Village 26-Aug-2021 Cancellation of service DENNIS OATES
PH0004748.006 NOT AV. ST IVES Halsetown LELANT Garden Centre 26-Aug-2021 Cancellation of service DENNIS OATES
PH0004748.007 NOT AV. ST IVES Halsetown LOGGANS MILL 26-Aug-2021 Cancellation of service DENNIS OATES
PH0004748.008 NOT AV. ST IVES Halsetown TOLROY Holiday Village 26-Aug-2021 Cancellation of service DENNIS OATES

Looking ahead to service changes announced for this week there are just the three for Travel Cornwall: The 408 though does not have a new timetable on Traveline whilst the 423 look like it changed last week!

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective NotesOPERATOR
PH1011427.013 408 Summercourt Bus Garage Old Cattle Market, Trekenning Road 22-Sep-2021 Timetable variation SUMMERCOURT TRAVEL LTD
PH1011427.099 423 Summercourt Bus Garage Gorran Haven Holiday Park, Boswinger 24-Sep-2021 Timetable changes.. New timetable on Traveline from 5 September 2021? SUMMERCOURT TRAVEL LTD
PH1011427.093 499 Tregony Square, Ladock Summercourt, London Inn 24-Sep-2021 Timetable variation SUMMERCOURT TRAVEL LTD

As always check with the operator before traveling!

meanwhile in case you have missed these… a couple of posts from social media over the last few days…


  1. What is wrong with the coach companies why do they get rid of the toliet to make way for 2 seats now long distance travel would be awful as there is no toliet

    1. But they have plenty of coaches with toilets for the longer distance work, these will probably be used for more local hires / schools etc so toilets not needed. You dont need to have toilets in every coach

    2. It's quite common to downgrade older coaches when they are displaced from front-line work by newer vehicles. If this is to be used for more local runs the toilet isn't needed so it makes sense to take it out and increase the seating capacity.

  2. Is the Dartmoor Explorer still running to the summer timetable?

  3. No Dereck, the additional Tavy started was quietly dropped & some weekends none have operated due to no drivers but this has been kept quiet disgracefully!

  4. interesting what you say about the DE service, as the first adventures by bus website still shows all 3 journeys running, as does traveline, but bustimes doesn't show a timetable at all

  5. Stagecoach servuce 1 to divert in and out of George Park and Ride from October 24th. Not sure if any more network changes coming?

    1. Is that official now anywhere? Yes also cuts on routes 2 & 2A due no staff.

    2. Its official in that it has been registered. Not sure if its been publicised yet though. Its difficult to tell on their web site

  6. Agree Graham, SC website awful & have noticed a great number of cancelled daily services are not listed either - another cover-up.

  7. Plymouth 2/2A have gone to a reduced timetable from Monday 11th October, every 30 minutes on each route. It appears this is a temporary reduction. Exeter route 57 has also gone to a temporary 30 minute frequency from the same date.


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