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Stagecoach change route 21 bus times to maintain onward rail connections

By December 11, 2019January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates

Stagecoach South West has today announced changes to their 21 service to provide early morning connections to Exeter from Barnstaple Rail Station. These changes will come into operation following the largest timetable change from Great Western Railway in recent years, which commences on Sunday 15th December 2019.

The 21 and 21A services, which run from Ilfracombe to Barnstaple, provide a direct travel option for people embarking on journeys to and from Barnstaple train station.

The 21A bus will now depart Appledore at 05:37on a weekday, arriving at Barnstaple station for 06:20 in time for the connecting train to Exeter, which will leave the station at 06:28.

The 21 service from Westward Ho! Co-op will depart at 06:30 on a weekday and arrive at Barnstaple train station for 07:15, in time for the connecting train to Exeter, which now leaves at 07:21.

Paul Clark, Operations Director for Stagecoach South West, said: “We are pleased to announce service changes for the number 21 buses, making travel to Barnstaple rail station easier than ever and ensuring passengers can arrive with plenty of time to catch their train as they did before. We hope these changes encourage even more people to catch the bus to the station for their next train journey from Barnstaple and help reduce their carbon foot print.”

The services affected, are popular with commuters travelling into Exeter as well as visitors travelling from North Devon. The changes announced by Stagecoach will enable passengers to continue to access convenient travel to and from Barnstaple station.

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