20 April 2024

Timetables. Lots of them.

We have had quite a few new service registration changes coming through this last week, with a fair few late entries, a few corrections and the start of the next big timetable day for Stagecoach…

Alansway Coaches Ltd Country Bus

New timetables from 28 May for Brixham

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1017984.135 15 BANK LANE, BRIXHAM BANK LANE, BRIXHAM 28-May-2024 Timetable variation
PH1017984.134 16 Bank Lane Brixham Bank Lane Brixham 28-May-2024 Variation to the timetable

DJ Watts Travel Torbay Buses

Shoppers buses

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1117103.007 SB1 Paignton, Brixham Road Sainsburys Paignton, Brixham Road Sainsburys 13-May-2024 Timetable variation
PH1117103.010 SB4 Paignton, Brixham Road Sainsburys Paignton, Brixham Road Sainsburys 13-May-2024 Timetable variation

Filers Travel Ltd

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1066351.019 309 310 Lynton/ Lynmouth Barnstaple Bus Station 02-Apr-2024 Timetable variation - addition of seasonal Sunday and Bank Holiday service.
No new timetable on Traveline yet, but new timetable published by Devon CC.

First Hampshire & Dorset Ltd First Wessex

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0006159.414 X51 X53 Bridport Coach Station Axminster Rail Station 12-May-2024 Timetable variation

Nicholas Eastwood Royal Buses

Very early notice for July 2024!

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1086607.005 33 St Ives, Royal Square Higher Penderleath Caravan & Camping Park 07-Jul-2024 CANCELLED
PH1086607.014 55 St Ives, Royal Square Polmanter 07-Jul-2024 Timetable variation

Plymouth Citybus Ltd

Apart from the Porthleven Food Festival annual service, these are all corrections and published here for completeness.

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0000135.316 27 Royal Parade George 15-Apr-2024 Adjustment of timing point due to an error in the original variation submission
PH0000135.042 35 35A City Centre City Centre 14-Apr-2024 To amend outbound timing point to Multey Plain
PH0000135.304 41 Plymouth Southway 15-Apr-2024 Adjustment of timing point due to an error in the original variation submission
PH0000135.008 42 42A 42B Royal Parade Tamerton Foliot 14-Apr-2024 Update outbound timetable to include Mutley Plain as a timing point
PH0000135.149 42C Royal Parade Woolwell 14-Apr-2024 Adjustment of timing point due to an error in the original variation submission
PH0000135.010 44 Whitleigh City Centre 14-Apr-2024 Adjustment of timing point due to an error in the original variation submission
PH0000135.354 A Porthleven Helston 26-Apr-2024 New Service for Porthleven Food Festival. Operates Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Stagecoach Devon Ltd

These first ones are all late notices for new timetables already in operation

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1020951.003 18 Brixham Kingswear 14-Apr-2024 Variation to the timetable. Most Sunday / BH returns from Kingswear depart 10 mins earlier. Stagecoach do not mention this and still have old timetables (from 31 March)
PH1020951.362 44 44A Exeter Axminster 14-Apr-2024 Timing changes are introduced each day to improve reliability and punctuality.

On Monday to Saturday Service 44A journeys from Exeter to Honiton at 2030 and on Saturdays at 1515 from Honiton to Exeter will be revised to follow the standard route not serving Cranbrook.

Monday to Saturday additional Service 44A journeys will operate at 1815 from Honiton to Exeter and 1910 from Axminster to Honiton.
PH1020951.429 91 Dartmouth Pontoon Dartmouth Park & Ride 29-Mar-2024 New service. Dartmouth Park & Ride
PH1020951.035 98 98A 99E Exmouth or Brixington Littleham 14-Apr-2024 Route and timetable variation
PH1020951.427 99 Exmouth Rolle Street Exmouth Rolle Street 14-Apr-2024 Variation to timetable and start/end point on certain AM & PM journeys
PH1020951.428 178 Newton Abbot Whiddon Down 14-Apr-2024 Following a recent tender round, Stagecoach will commence operation of additional Service 178 journeys under contract to Devon County Council.
Service 178 provides two additional peak journeys per day in each direction Monday to Friday between Newton Abbot / Bovey Tracey and Whiddon Down via Moretonhampstead and Chagford. The timetable is designed to facilitate connections with at Whiddon Down with Service 6A with onward travel to and from Okehampton and Exeter.
Service 178 journeys operated by Country Bus will remain unchanged

This next batch are all for May, including a couple of festival specials. The new route for 1A in Plymstock is of interest and includes hints of other changes to follow for Plymouth – for the 2 at least!

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1020951.249 1 1A X1 Plymouth / Sherford Tavistock - George P&R 26-May-2024 There will be a minor route change to Service 1A within Plymstock, as part of a package of improvements to local bus services.  Within Plymstock, between Dean Hill and Pomphlett Road, buses will now operate via Plymstock Road, Randwick Park Road, Foresters Road, Pomphlett Close and Pomphlett Gardens, before joining the current route on Pomphlett Road. Dean Cross Road and part of Pomphlett Road will no longer be served by Service 1A, however, this section of route will now be served by changes to the route of Service 2.
PH1020951.063 2 Exeter Newton Abbot 26-May-2024 Timetable variation
PH1020951.136 21C Ilfracombe or Barnstaple Appledore or Westward Ho! 26-May-2024 Introduction of Summer Sunday 21C service.
PH1020951.430 31 Ilfracombe Ilfracombe 26-May-2024 Introduction of the Sunday Summer service on route 31, running Sundays only from 26th May until the 15th September 2024 inclusive.
PH1020951.040 38 Ivybridge Bovey Tracey 26-May-2024 Intermediate running times are revised to improve reliability and punctuality.
PH1020951.414 38 Bovey Tracey Exeter 26-May-2024 Intermediate running times are revised to improve reliability and punctuality.
PH1020951.075 39 Newton Abbot Bovey Tracey 26-May-2024 Timetable variation
PH1020951.369 53 Kingsteignton Torbay Hospital 26-May-2024 Timetable variation
PH1020951.426 60 Occombe Farm Hyde Road 26-May-2024 Timetable change
PH1020951.354 95 Exmouth Imperial Road Sandy Bay, Devon Cliffs 26-May-2024 Timetable variation
PH1020951.386 BMF (Devonshire Balloon Music Festival) Exeter St David's Station Exeter Racecourse 25-May-2024 Route, timetable and end point variation
PH1020951.364 DY 1 Chaddlewood , Plympton Devonport Dockyard 26-May-2024 Revision to some trip timings to accommodate shift time changes.  Inbound 07:25 to become 05:50. Outbound 13:55 ( Fridays Only) to become 12:55, 16:10 to become 15:55 and 17:10 to become 16:55
PH1020951.431 P12 Churston Park and Ride Brixham Brewery Lane 04-May-2024 Annual service for the Pirate Festival

As always you can click through the licences above for much more detail. Timetables for services listed above are also linked to via the Library numbers below where available:

OperatorRoute DescriptionStartEndLibraryComments
Stagecoach South West 1 Plymouth City Centre - Mutley - Derriford Hospital - Tavistock
1A Sherford - Plymstock -City Centre - Derriford Hospital - The George P&R
X1 DHS Boys - Tavistock
26/05/2024 T003049
Stagecoach South West 2 Exeter - Dawlish - Teignmouth - Newton Abbot  26/05/2024 T003050
Country Bus 15 Brixham - Summercombe - South Bay - Brixham 28/05/2024 T003053
Country Bus 16 Brixham - Higher Ranscombe - South Bay - Brixham 28/05/2024 T003043
Stagecoach South West 18 Kingswear - Brixham 14/04/2024 T003045
Stagecoach South West 21 Ilfracombe - Barnstaple - Bideford - Westward Ho!
21A Ilfracombe - Barnstaple - Bideford - Appledore
21C Barnstaple - Braunton - Georgeham
26/05/2024 T003054
Stagecoach South West 31 Ilfracombe - Woolacombe - Ilfracombe 26/05/2024 24/08/2024 T003055 Summer Sundays
Stagecoach South West 39 Newton Abbot - Bovey Tracey 26/05/2024 T003056
Stagecoach South West 44 Honiton - Ottery St Mary - Exeter
44A Axminster - Honiton - Ottery St Mary - Exeter
14/04/2024 T003000
Stagecoach South West 91 Dartmouth Pontoon - Dartmouth P&R 31/03/2024 T003044
Stagecoach South West 98 Littleham - Brixington - Exmouth 14/04/2024 T002952
Stagecoach South West 99 Exmouth - Brixington - Exmouth 14/04/2024 T003046 REVISED TIMETABLE
Stagecoach South West 178 Newton Abbot - Lustleigh - Whiddon  14/04/2024 T003027
Filers Travel 309 BARNSTAPLE - LYNTON & LYNMOUTH Via Shirwell
310 BARNSTAPLE - LYNTON & LYNMOUTH Via Bratton Fleming
31/03/2024 T003047 Devon CC timetable
Go Cornwall A Helston - Porthleven 26/04/2024 28/04/2024 T003040 One off event only
Stagecoach South West DY1 Chaddlewood - Eggbuckland - Devonport - Camel’s Head  26/05/2024 T003058
Torbay Buses SB1 Sainsbury - Brixham - Sainsbury  13/05/2024 T003041
Torbay Buses SB4 Sainsbury - Broadsands - Cherry Brook - Sainsbury 13/05/2024 T003042
First Wessex X51 Weymouth - Dorchester - Bridport - Axminster
X53 Weymouth - Bridport - Axminster
12/05/2024 T003059



  1. Stagecoach Southwest are losing money faster than any of the other 13 Stagecoach companies. Is it time the bus industry was renationalized?

    1. Proof? And no exactly the same with the rail industry. Nationalisation just means more strikes, poor service. It never works.

    2. I think there's a huge case to renationalise the rail services, not so much buses - i do think that franchising could be a better way forward for bus services, if the demand is met. It's a tricky balance now with more cars on the road than ever. I do not believe that Nationalisation would mean poor service or more strikes...

    3. @TheBusGuy The railways are effectively nationalised already, they have been since 2020 and look at the state of them especially GWR/NR West.


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