06 January 2024

New Year Catch Up

A catch up post of service changes published over the last couple of weeks to start the new year.

Stagecoach Devon Ltd

Road closures affecting both sides of the Plymouth – Kingsbridge – Dartmouth service. Full new timetables are on the main pages – just follow the links on the licence numbers.

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1020951.237 3 3M Plymouth Kingsbridge 07-Jan-2024 Revised timetable in connection with road closure at Modbury & Stoke Fleming. This timetable will be valid from 7th Jan to 9th Feb 2024 inclusive.    A Shuttle bus, 3M, will also operate from Modbury to Yealmpton and Plymouth. This will operate from 7th Jan until 9th Feb 2024
PH1020951.238 93 93S Kingsbridge Dartmouth 02-Jan-2024 Revised timetable in connection with road closure at Stoke Fleming. This timetable will be valid from 2nd to 6th January 2024 inclusive.    A Shuttle bus, 93S, will also operate from Stoke Fleming to Dartmouth. This will operate from 2nd Jan until 28th March 2024
PH1020951.421 358 Otterton Exeter Bus Station 07-Jan-2024 Tender contract between Otterton and Budleigh Salterton. Start date day earlier but no change in published timetable found?

AB Coaches Ltd

New school service from this week

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0006652.015 502C Highweek Way, Newton Abbot Churston Ferrers Grammar School, Churston 02-Jan-2024 Monday to Friday, school days only.

Alansway Coaches Ltd Country Bus

An extra school run added to the 149 timetable from this week

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1017984.122 149 Totnes, Royal Seven Stars The Willows 02-Jan-2024 Route and timetable variation. Schoolday extension into Harbertonford added

And then we have a couple of seasonal services returning in March 2024:

Dart Pleasure Craft Ltd

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0007025.052 Round Robin Bus Paignton Bus Station Steamer Quay 30-Mar-2024 Service operates 30/03/2024 to 31/10/2024 only.

Tally Ho! Coaches Ltd

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1081198.026 Salcombe P&R Bonfire Hill Car Park Bonfire Hill Car Park 28-Mar-2024 Monday to Sunday, specific dates only.. Ends 31 October 2024

Rail Replacement


  1. AB route 502C (pass holders only) is new dedicated school transport competition for & following Stagecoach Torbay route 12

  2. New Plymouth Transport map available from Plymouth City Councils website provided by GSW

    1. Interestingly the new map identifies the Main Bus Route Corridors, presumably this is a spin-off from the work done for the Bus Service Improvement Plan. These are:
      - George Park & Ride via North Hill & Derriford Hospital
      - Plympton, The Ridgeway via Embankment Road
      - Plymstock, Dean Hill via Pomphlett Road
      - St Budeaux Square via Union Street, Devonport & Saltash Road
      - Saltash, Fore Street via Alma Road, Wolseley Road, St Budeaux and Tamar Bridge
      Surprisingly, Outland Road (from Milehouse to Manadon Roundabout) is also marked as a Main Bus Route Corridor despite the low number of buses that currently use it.


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