30 June 2024

Publicity? Nah lets not bother

There have been no new notices published this week, but we do have a few timetable changes coming into operation his week:

First Hampshire & Dorset Ltd

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0006159.414 X51 X53 Bridport Coach Station Axminster Rail Station 30-Jun-2024 Timetable variation - but no new timetable published that I have seen so far

First South West Ltd

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0004983.634 N1 Newquay St Columb Major 06-Jul-2024 Saturdays - Night bus circular for Summer only

N Eastwood Royal Buses

 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. Increase for Summer Holidays

Plymouth Citybus Ltd Go Cornwall

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH0000135.164 10 110 Polperro Launceston 08-Jul-2024 Increase running time for summer traffic & add seasonal journeys on service 110
PH0000135.163 73 73A Polperro Liskeard 08-Jul-2024 Increase running time for summer traffic and add seasonal evening journeys
PH0000135.361 110 Launceston Polperro 08-Jul-2024 Monday to Sunday

Stagecoach Devon Ltd

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1020951.070 9 9A Exeter Bus Station Sidbury/Honiton/Seaton 07-Jul-2024 Route and timetable variation
PH1020951.159 92 Totnes Royal Seven Stars Dartmouth 30-Jun-2024 Route, timetable and bus stop/stopping points variation

Tally Ho! Coaches ltd

 Licence Route Start Point End Point Effective Notes
PH1081198.008 Salcombe Park & Ride (7521) Salcombe Park & Ride Field Salcombe, Courtenay Street 02-Jul-2024 Cancellation

Perhaps the most interesting aspect (and most disappointing) is the almost total lack of publicity for these new timetables from the operators themselves.  These have already happened or are due this coming week so I would have hoped they would have been publicised by now.

The Nightbus from First Kernow does not seem to be mentioned anywhere at all which seems odd. The only thing I could find was a note on the Cornwall Buses site which also highlights the total lack of publicity by First. Their own web site looks very nice but is hardly local these days – If you click on News you get details of open tops in Weymouth and coaches between Reading and Heathrow. Stagecoach and Transport For Cornwall / Plymouth Citybus are usually quicker than this to publicise their service changes.


OperatorRoute DescriptionStartEndLibraryComments
Stagecoach South West 9 Exeter - Sidmouth - Honiton
9A Exeter - Sidmouth - Seaton
07/07/2024 T003103
Go Cornwall 10 Plymouth - Saltash - Looe - Polperro  08/07/2024 T003088
Go Cornwall 110 Launceston - Looe - Polperro 08/07/2024 T003089
First Kernow ED3 St Austell - Eden Project 29/06/2024 T003131 For Eden Sessions Only
First Kernow N1 Newquay bus station - Indain Queens - Newquay bus station 06/07/2024 07/09/2024 T003132 Night Bus weekends

The map for the N1:


All three of the main operators have offered free travel for armed forces personnel today:


  1. Three days to go and still absolutely no mention by First about the N1.

    Not a great look when they're pleading poverty to their staff.

  2. X53 - The change was given in Travel Devon News and is now on First Wessex - new Saturday journey 07:10 Uplyme Talbot Arms to Weymouth; First journey of the day.


Have something interesting to say? Please share it here!

(Moderation is currently switched on so please allow a short while before your comment appears on the site. This is only to cut down on spam - not to cut out people who disagree with me!)