26 May 2023

A busy week ahead

Quite a busy weekend for new timetables coming up. This is the promised summary for all the new timetables coming into play until the end of May:

AVMT Buses

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH2050218.008 378 Lyme Regis Square Seaton, Marine Place 30-May-2023 Revised timetable
PH2050218.002 899 899S Exmouth Tesco Seaton Sea Front 30-May-2023 Timetable variation

Gorran & District Community Bus Assoc.

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
CB002264/B041 G1  GORRAN HAVEN CAR PARK St Austell 31-May-2023 new timetable

Nicholas Eastwood (Royal Buses)

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1086607.010 2a St Ives, Royal Square St Ives, Trenwith Car Park 27-May-2023 Timetable variation (no timetable found)
PH1086607.019 44 St Ives, Royal Square Trevalgan Touring Park 27-May-2023 Timetable variation

Plymouth Citybus Inc Go Cornwall Bus

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0000135.332 Muse (A, B, C) Coypool Park & Ride Milehouse Park & Ride 27-May-2023 Operates for the Muse Festival on Saturday 27 May 2023
PH0000135.166 11 Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade Bodmin Parkway Station 28-May-2023 the trip currently leaving Saltash School towards Plymouth at 1501 is retimed to 1510
As a consequence the 1540 from Plymouth will run 5 minutes later
To ensure students form Saltash School have a suitably timed journey to get them home
PH0000135.162 12 12A 12D Launceston, Westgate Street Plymouth City Centre, Royal Parade 28-May-2023 the 0801 from Hatt on will renumber 12D
This is to avoid customer confusion about the trip which run through Devonport
PH0000135.246 56 Padstow, Bus Terminus Newquay Bus Station 28-May-2023 The 0921 from St Eval (Mon - Fri), and the 0840 from Padstow will run via Mawgan Porth at 0927 towards Newquay

The journey departing Newquay at 0640 will run 10 minutes earlier at 0630
To provide a journey into Newquay following customer requests. There is no journey currently available

This will provide a connection to service 11 at Padstow Tesco
PH0000135.259 128 Marhamchurch Poughill 28-May-2023 Revised timetable
The timetable has been changed to provide better links to Stratton Hospital from Residential areas of Bude without the need to change buses
PH0000135.264 217 Holsworthy Gooseham 29-May-2023
Last journey towards Bude to operate via poughill and Flexbury
PH0000135.265 218 219 Bude Hartland 29-May-2023 0930 from Bude retimed and serves Ked Post & Grimscott. 1530 & 1730 from Bude retimed 3 mins latewr. 1630 from Bude retimed 10 mins earlier. Journeys into Bude retimed for reliability
Revised route (service will operate through Flexbury and Poughill) and timetable within Bude to provide direct links to Stratton Hospital.
The timetable has been changed to provide better links to Stratton Hospital from Residential areas of Bude without the need to change buses

Stagecoach Devon Ltd

Mostly around the Torbay area. A few of these have yet to appear on Traveline. (the 122 still has not appeared there after the April timetable was introduced)

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1020951.388 271 Newton Abbot Rail Station Opposite Newton Abbot Rail Station 27-May-2023 Operating under contract to Devon County Council a new service, 271, will resume from Saturday 27 May 2023 and will operate on Saturdays only until Saturday 16 September 2023.  The timetable will provide four journeys per day between Newton Abbot Railway Station and Widecombe via Bovey Tracey and Haytor Vale (outbound) and Manaton (inbound).
PH1020951.063 2 Exeter Bus Station Newton Abbot 28-May-2023 Some lightly used journeys are withdrawn. The majority of Monday to Friday schoolday and school holiday variations are standardised.
PH1020951.046 7 Exeter Bus Station Totnes Coronation Road 28-May-2023 Journeys on Sundays will additionally serve Matford Park and Ride, to provide consistency with the rest of the week. 
PH1020951.011 12 Newton Abbot Brixham 28-May-2023 Buses will continue to run up to every ten minutes, however there are some minor changes to specific journeys. For the summer period, initially later journeys will be introduced on Service 12 Monday to Saturday nights (early hours of Tuesday to Sunday mornings). Buses will operate after midnight until 3am, hourly, for those enjoying a night out in the Bay or needing to travel in the early hours.  Save money on taxis, with all single fares just £2 or less until the end of June 2023.
PH1020951.091 13 13C 13D Torbay Hospital Brixham 28-May-2023 There are changes introduced to some specific Monday to Friday journeys.

Following working in partnership with Torbay Council, we are pleased to announce that a brand new Saturday timetable will be introduced on Service 13. Buses will operate every hour from Brixham between 0910 and 1810 and from Torbay Hospital between 0810 and 1710.
PH1020951.098 13D Kingsteignton South Devon College 28-May-2023 There are changes introduced to some specific Monday to Friday journeys.

Following working in partnership with Torbay Council, we are pleased to announce that a brand new Saturday timetable will be introduced on Service 13. Buses will operate every hour from Brixham between 0910 and 1810 and from Torbay Hospital between 0810 and 1710.
PH1020951.003 18 Brixham Kingswear 28-May-2023 The following Monday to Saturday journeys will be withdrawn due to low demand and high operating costs; from Brixham to Kingswear at 0755, 0815 and 1935 and from Kingswear to Brixham at 0813 and 2000. The 1600 Monday to Friday School Holidays and Saturdays journey from Kingswear to Brixham will be revised to depart at 1608 and provide consistency with schooldays.
PH1020951.208 22 Dawlish Warren South Devon College 28-May-2023 The four Service 22A journeys in each direction between St Marychurch and Paignton Monday to Friday and Saturday evenings will be withdrawn as other services are available.  The route of Sunday daytime journeys will be amended, with buses starting and terminating at South Devon College as opposed to Davies Avenue, which will provide improved access to leisure and retail facilities.
PH1020951.209 23 South Devon College Paignton Bus Station 28-May-2023 The route of Service 23 will be standardised with all journeys following one consistent route.

Service 23 will operate from Paignton Bus Station to South Devon College via Waddeton Close at all times. This change to the timetable will provide a service to South Devon College from early until late every day, as well as providing journey opportunities to nearby leisure and retail facilities. The Monday to Friday frequency will be adjusted to operate every 40 minutes at peak times and continue to operate every 30 minutes at off-peak times. There are no changes to Saturday and Sunday frequencies.
PH1020951.006 31 Torquay, Cary Parade Barton Padacre Road 28-May-2023 There are minor changes introduced to some Monday to Saturday journeys.
PH1020951.391 31 ILFRACOMBE WOOLACOMBE 28-May-2023 Service 31 between Ilfracombe and Woolacombe on Sundays and Public Holidays, will operate from Sunday 28 May 2023 until Sunday 17 September 2023. The Monday to Saturday timetable will continue to be operated by Taw & Torridge.
PH1020951.317 35A (35C) Torquay Strand Torquay Strand 28-May-2023 Service 35 has suffered from some significant punctuality issues in recent months, therefore in addition to making timing adjustments it has been necessary to make a minor change to the route. The route of Service 35A/35C will be amended and will no longer serve Fowey Avenue, with buses operating direct via Exe Hill. This change of route is necessary to ensure a reliable and punctual service can operate.  Four pairs of bus stops will no longer be served by this service as a result of this route change, however, alternative bus stops are available nearby. The evening departure times on Service 35A will be amended to depart 15 minutes later, to provide a regular combined frequency with Service 35C.

The frequency of buses on Saturday morning from start of service until approximately 0830 will be revised to every 60 minutes on each service, with a combined 30 minute frequency applying.

Sunday evening timetable will be amended to ensure departure times are consistent with other days of operation.
PH1020951.075 39 Exeter Bus Station Newton Abbot 28-May-2023 Minor changes are introduced, and the Sunday timetable is reduced from five to four journeys per day to ensure the service remains commercially viable. 
PH1020951.318 77 77A Hele Park Buckland 28-May-2023 Timetable variation
PH1020951.106 110 Torquay Totnes, King Edward V1 Community College 28-May-2023 0735 journey from Torquay Cary Parade to KEVICS will be re-timed to depart earlier at 0725 to ensure effective use is made of our vehicle resource and that the service remains commercially viable. 1530 journey from KEVICS to Torquay will be re-timed to depart earlier at 1525 to better facilitate the end of the school day and will terminate at Torquay Grammar School.

Upon arrival at Torquay Grammar School the vehicle will continue as Service 32C towards Torquay and passengers may remain on the vehicle from the previous journey.
PH1020951.012 120 Paignton Bus Station Kingswear Banjo 28-May-2023 There are a number of changes introduced to journeys operating on Monday to Saturdays, please check the timetable carefully before traveling.
PH1020951.385 122 Babbacombe Devon Bay Hoburne Holiday Park 28-May-2023 A new timetable will be introduced, with revised departure times and the frequency is doubled to every 30 minutes daily for the peak summer season. The new timetable is better co-ordinated with Service 22 along the common section of route.  [still no timetable on Traveline]
PH1020951.400 198 Gunnislake Rail Station Gunnislake Rail Station 28-May-2023 Gunnislake Circular - Sundays only
Working in partnership with Devon County Council and the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership, Service 198 will operate on Sundays from 28 May 2023 until 24 September 2023. Service 198 will link Gunnislake Railway Station with Tavistock and Princetown, with four journeys per day and times designed to connect in and out of rail services at Gunnislake. Special add-on fares will apply for rail passengers.
PH1020951.020 FOX Paignton Bus Station Foxhole 28-May-2023 The 1820 Monday to Friday journey will be withdrawn due to low passenger demand. The Saturday frequency is adjusted to every 30 minutes before 0930 and between 1630 and 1835.

Totnes & Rural Community Transport

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
CB001929/B1876 B3S Follaton Stores Follaton Stores 27-May-2023 New Registration;
It runs mornings only. Note that departure times from Follaton (on the hour) are different from Mon-Fri. Catch the return service to Follaton from the bottom of Fore Street, not the bus shelter! The service does NOT call at Leatside, Baltic Wharf or Follaton Oak. Bus passes are valid all day at weekends."

Click on the licence number for the full route history for each route with timetables and maps available for your viewing pleasure.

There are quite a few more timetables changing next weekend, mainly Devon CC tendered services. These will appear here next week!

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