19 November 2023


A few more notices published over the last week:

Dealtop Ltd Dartline

Match day services for Exeter Chief games coming to an end?

 Licence  Route  Start Point  End Point  Effective  Notes
PH0005305.032 78 Exeter, St Davids Railway Station Sandy Park, Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club 22-Dec-2023 Cancel

First South West First Kernow

Another late notice for the seasonal cancellation

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0004983.518 Atlantic Coaster Newquay Bus Station Padstow Old Station Car Park 01-Oct-2023 cancellation end of season

Paul Simon Oakley

This was a Tuesday only service which seems to have come to an abrupt end?

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1091418.010 875 Bigbury on Sea, Marine Drive Lee Mill, Tesco 14-Nov-2023 Cancel

Plymouth Citybus Ltd

This appeared as a late notice extra service which started this week.

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0000135.345 7 Sennen Cove Gurnards Head 13-Nov-2023 New Service - Monday to Friday. From the 13th of November 2023, we will be running a new route, from Sennen Cove to Gurnards Head, via St Just. The route will operate Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

Coming up this week

First South West Buses of Somerset

The popular award winning Exmoor Coaster comes to seasonal end next weekend along A couple of small improvements to the X22

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0004983.486 22 22A X22 Taunton, Castle Way Rockwell Green/ Tonedale/ Tiverton 27-Nov-2023 Minor changes to timetable
A new timetable will be introduced to allow additional journey time to improve punctually. Some changes to early morning departures on Monday to Friday to allow earlier arrivals in Wellington from Taunton.
PH0004983.607 Exmoor Coaster Watchet Lynmouth, Lyndale Car Park 27-Nov-2023 Cancelled. Services will stop running for the winter from Sunday 26 November. The service will return in early 2024.
PH0004983.620 Exmoor Coaster Ilfracombe Harbour, Ropery Road Lynmouth, Lyndale Coach Park 27-Nov-2023 Cancelled. Services will stop running for the winter from Sunday 26 November. The service will return in early 2024.

Its back again for another Christmas..

Some of you may be interested…



  1. oakleys 875 has been replaced by the F7 farecar, details on the DCC website

  2. Oakleys surrendered Devon Bigbury 875 contract & County Council replaced with fare car taxi as cheaper than other operator quotes

  3. Go Cornwall 7 replaces axed section of First Land's End Coaster during the winter (after a gap with no services around the rural Penwith coast)

  4. It angers me every time I see the Santabus that PCB actually paid to convert that into something that comes out once a year when it was a perfectly good E400? Unless anyone else has any more information on it, it just sits there rotting at the back of Milehouse depot?

    1. It's one of the two ex-London E400s that was converted to semi-open top for Ocean City Sights ans can often be seen on the 25 in the Summer season. To get "angry" about a bit of fun and some good PR is a bit OTT if you ask me.

    2. Pretty much! Just goes to show the incompetence of the management at PCB but he paints everything rosy whilst putting up fare prices.

    3. Citybus fares have hardly been going up that much compared with prices for just about everything else. Fare have only gone up in April 2022 and January 2023, the last rise before that was back in 2019. With the £2 single fare many passengers will still be paying less that they were before. Maybe if the fares had gone up as normal and the fare deal wasnt in place there would be more money to spend on the fleet. Its not just Citybus who havent been buying new buses for a while. Stagecoach Devon's last new buses were in November 2018

    4. Stagecoach just put my return fare up by £1. They are still significantly cheaper than Citybus with their fare capped fare!

    5. Stagecoach still has 04 plate Solos running around Exeter.

  5. Wouldn't be surprised if on tv they paid to do an advert with bus in style of cocacola advert even tho they made job cuts due to lack of funds.
    The santabus is coming

  6. 04 plate SC Solos also still around Torbay/NA & North Devon (as well as Plymouth/Exeter) Padbus


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