30 December 2021

Devon & Cornwall Transit into 2022

As promised we have the run down of previously announced timetable changes to start the new year with quite a few each for Plymouth Citybus (both sides of the Tamar) and Stagecoach along with a few from Redwoods Travel. It wouldn't surprise me if there was more that just haven't been published yet but for now this is what we know…

As usual click through on the licence number for more details including timetables and maps and route histories

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective NotesOPERATOR
PH0000135.260 1 Penzance Lands End 04-Jan-2022 Revised times for morning  schoolday journeys & renumber service from A1 to 1

Penzance to Lands End leaving at 06:20 instead of 06:35
Lands End to Penzance leaving at 07:15 instead of 07:25
PH0000135.170 12A Plymouth Downgate 04-Jan-2022 On schooldays first journey from Plymouth retimes 7 minutes earlier throughout:Royal Parade to Callington College leaving at 07:00 instead of 07:07 PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.290 14 Derriford Hosptal Ham, Keyham, Mutton Cove, City College 04-Jan-2022 Redistribute running time to improve time keeping.
0730 journey from Royal Parade become 0720 to ensure on time arrival at schools
PH1020951.208 22 Dawlish Warren South Devon College 03-Jan-2022 Due to bridgeworks on the railway line at Wheatridge Lane, Livermead, we are introducing temporary timetables to our 12, 22 and Gold routes.
Road Closure - closure of Torquay Road (Wheatridge Lane railway bridge) for 7 weeks.
PH0000135.232 27 27A  26 Bodmin Truro 04-Jan-2022 Withdraw service 27S & replace on other registrations.
0645 Truro - St Austell renumbered from service 26 to service 27
PH0000135.053 34 City Centre, Millbay, Royal William Yard, Stoke, Crownhill, Derriford Estover 04-Jan-2022 0700 from Derriford becomes 0710 to improve connection with ferry from Cremyll PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.042 35 35A City Centre, Mutley, Peverell, Ham Green, Merrivale Road City Centre 04-Jan-2022 Monday to Friday 1835 from Royal Parade retimed to 1840 PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.243 50 Truro St Mawes 04-Jan-2022 Additional journeys 1450 Penair School - St Mawes & 1612 St Mawes - Truro. Earlier journey replaces service 27S PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.246 56 Newquay, Watergate Bay, Constantine Newquay 02-Jan-2022 To duplicate journey from Tonkins Garage at 0737 to Treviglas School & return at 1510 PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.218 71 Saltash Liskeard 04-Jan-2022 On schooldays 0705 from Derriford advanced to 0658 and 0747 from Trerulefoot advanced to 0742 to improve arrival times at schools PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.209 89 Truro Bodmin 04-Jan-2022 Correction to route and consequent adjustment of times PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0000135.278 89 Bodmin Truro 04-Jan-2022 Add 0750 Summercourt - Truro & retime other journeys to fit with registration PH135/209. 0750 journey replaces 27S withdrawn from PH135/232 PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
PH0006652.013 509 Brixham Totnes 03-Jan-2022 Cancelled A B COACHES LTD
PH1077645.006 681 Farway, Church Green Honiton, Tesco 03-Jan-2022 Variation to timetable REDWOODS TRAVEL LTD
PH1077645.005 682 Honiton Tesco Heathfield Tesco 03-Jan-2022 Variation to route and timetable REDWOODS TRAVEL LTD
PH1077645.001 697 Hemyock, Lower Millhayes Tiverton Bus Station 06-Jan-2022 Variation to to route, timetable and stopping arrangements REDWOODS TRAVEL LTD
PH1020951.099 985 Exwick St James School 02-Jan-2022 985 A new timetable is introduced due to revised School closing times, with a later journey introduced on a Wednesday. STAGECOACH DEVON LTD

These new timetables are not the only thing that changes in the New year..

January 2022

More details on this after the weekend.

In the meantime Id like to wish all visitors to this site a very happy New Year from Plymothian Transit.

On a personal note 2021 couldn't have been much worse so 2022 just has to be better…


  1. Thank you once again Graham for keeping us updated throughout 2021, despite your difficult year.

    I hope 2022 is a much better year for you and indeed everyone.

  2. The Cornwall fares integration from 2nd January has to be the single most positive thing to have happened to Cornwall's bus services for I don't know how long. It's all credit to First South West, Go South West and Cornwall Council for agreeing and implementing this most radical change in how bus services are organised since deregulation.

    1. It is brilliant. This will happen in Plymouth soon I am sure. Ah who am I kidding absolutely no chance..lol

    2. I am sure it will happen in Plymouth eventually as this is something thats being encouraged everywhere. It was very much part of the plans that the City Council have put forward for government money - I strongly suspect that much of the money wont appear but joint ticketing will happen at least in local areas.

  3. In my home city of Oxford, Stagecoach and Go-Ahead compete/complement each other, and have to accept each other's tickets by order of the Council; this has been the case for some years. They are now going a stage further, and core routes will no longer be operated by both companies running alternately. It's all to make the service more user-friendly.

    1. Indeed, Oxford has been a shining example for a long time. However, Cornwall has gone one stage further in that while Oxford still has a choice of operator-specific tickets or multi-operator tickets the former doesn't apply in Cornwall. All tickets are now equally valid on all services irrespective of operator.

  4. Whilst joint ticketing is good I hope this doesn't mean full withdrawal of operator tickets. For eg where I live to city £2.20 return on Stagecoach over £4 on citybus. I for one am quite happy with my £2.20 fare on 15 min frequency service and don't want to end up paying more so I can have chance to use Citybus service that to be honest I won't

    1. Exactly what journey are you making that is £2.20 return on Stagecoach and >£4 return on CityBus?

  5. Manadon Roundabout to city centre. £2.20 short hop return on Stagecoach. A single on citybus cost my wife £2.70 the other day as she missed the 1 in the evening by 5 mins, return is either £4 or £4.10

  6. St. Budeaux with Stagecoach into town return is £2.80. City bus is £4.20. Along that same corridor, they are far cheaper at every stop.

    1. Yes similar from Manadon through Mannamead Road and Mutley to city. STAGECOACH far cheaper from every stop too!

  7. We are talking about private companies here. Stagecoach have targeted the busy corridors in the city and undercut Citybus on those corridors. Citybus on the other hand have endeavoured to serve most parts of the the city including routes which, at least in part, have low passenger numbers and presumably make little or no profit. Different company policies. Stagecoach fares for passengers on the busy corridors are fine but the net effect is the undermining of a viable comprehensive citywide network.

  8. To be fair the low fares zones Stagecoach have are the ones inherited from when they took over from First whom I am sure did it to hurt Citybus/Go Ahead as part of a long running bus war Stagecoach clearly see mileage in keeping these lower fares although not at the £1 single fare rate First had. Only thing I can't understand is Stagecoach do not advertise their cheaper fares at all. People do not know until they try their services


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