05 May 2024

Devon Timetable Changes Trickle out

Upcoming service registrations published over the last week.

We see more new timetables for Devon which unlike Cornwall are spread over several different weekends. Taw & Torridge have a few old ones from early April.

Alansway Coaches Ltd Country Bus

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1017984.130 678 Witheridge Exeter 10-Jun-2024 Timetable variation

Plymouth Citybus Ltd

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0000135.008 42 42A 42B Royal Parade Tamerton Foliot 02-Jun-2024 To revise inbound timetable to address congestion through Mutley Plain and North Hill.

Stagecoach Devon Ltd

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1020951.236 2 (2, 2A) Saltash Mount Batten 26-May-2024 Intermediate running times are revised on all days of operation to improve reliability and punctuality.  Within Plymstock, between Dean Hill and Pomphlett Road, buses will now operate a more direct route via Dean Cross Road and the full length of Pomphlett Road.  Plymstock Road, Randwick Park Road, Foresters Road, Pomphlett Close and Pomphlett Gardens will now be served by Service 1A.  The frequency of buses Monday to Friday and Saturday daytime between approximately 0700 and 1900 will be increased from every 30 minutes to every 20 minutes, providing an additional journey opportunity every hour.  The frequency of buses Sunday and Public Holidays daytime will be doubled from every 60 minutes to every 30 minutes.  During the day on Sunday and Public Holidays, buses will serve more of Saltash
PH1020951.257 21C Croyde Bay Bideford 21-Jun-2024 To operate a Service for the Ocean festival from 21st - 23rd June 2024
PH1020951.297 21 Westward Ho! Carpark Barnstaple Bus Station 23-Apr-2024 Cancellation. Old annual event registration Cancelled
PH1020951.414 38 Bovey Tracey Exeter 26-May-2024 Intermediate running times are revised to improve reliability and punctuality.
PH1020951.280 641 Bideford Holsworthy 26-May-2024 To amend the route from Stibb Cross to Shebbear, to go via College Road in both directions.
PH1020951.281 FAL Plymouth Bristol 27-May-2024 Punctuality Changes to Improve reliability

Taw & Torridge Coaches Ltd

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0004727.017 322 Ashreigney Barnstaple 01-Apr-2024 Timetable variation
PH0004727.018 322A Ashreigney Barnstaple 08-Apr-2024 Cancellation
PH0004727.020 648 Iddesleigh, Green Okehampton, Market Street 01-Apr-2024 Cancellation. Services continues under PH0004727.014

service changes due this next week

DJ Watts Coach Travel

 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

First Hampshire and Dorset Ltd Wessex

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0006159.414 X51 X53 Bridport Coach Station Axminster Rail Station 12-May-2024 A revised timetable will be introduced. The service will continue to run every two hours

Nicholas Eastwood Royal Buses

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1086607.014 55 St Ives, Royal Square Polmanter 13-May-2024 New timetable on Traveline


Traveline timetables (where available) for the services detailed above – click through to my Library:

OperatorRoute DescriptionStartEndLibraryComments
Stagecoach South West 2 Saltash - St Budeaux - Plymouth City Centre - Plymstock - Mount Batten
2A Saltash - St Budeaux - Plymouth City Centre
26/05/2024 T003079
Stagecoach South West 21C Barnstaple - Braunton - Georgeham 21/06/2024 23/06/2024 T003080 3 day event timetable
Stagecoach South West 38 Ivybridge - Buckfastleigh - Ashburton - Bovey Tracey - Exeter 26/05/2024 T003070
Plymouth Citybus
42 Plymouth City Centre - Derriford Hospital - Southway
42A Plymouth City Centre - Derriford Hospital - Tamerton Foliot
42B Plymouth City Centre - Derriford Hospital - Tamerton Foliot
42C Plymouth City Centre - Derriford Hospital - Woolwell
02/06/2024 T003074
Royal Buses 55 Polmanter - St Ives Royal Square  13/05/2024 24/05/2024 T003067
Taw & Torridge 322 Barnstaple - St Giles In The Wood - Ashreigney  08/04/2024 T003081
Stagecoach South West 641 Holsworthy - Shebbear - Great Torrington - Bideford  26/05/2024 T003082
Taw & Torridge 648 Okehampton - Winkleigh 06/04/2024 T003078
Country Bus 678 Exeter - Cheriton Fitzpaine - Witheridge  10/06/2024 T003083
Stagecoach South West FAL Plymouth - Exeter P&R - Taunton - Bristol Airport - Bristol 27/05/2024 T003064
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


The most significant changes detailed above are the the 2 2A on which we see 37136 on a wet day a couple of years ago…


  1. The changes to the 2/2A in Saltash on Sundays are interesting. It's not clear from the timetable, but it could mean that a bus serves Latchbrook and Burraton then goes via Church Road to serve St Stephens and Wearde. But then why is there no timing point for Wearde Eoad (S-bound)? We shall see .....

  2. Doesn't a bus on a wet day look so miserable and cold with it steamed up windows, surely in this day and age they'd be something to keep the windows demisted


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