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Stagecoach South West introduces timetable changes across the network from May 26th 2024

  • Timetables are enhanced to better reflect seasonal demand.
  • Punctuality improvements are introduced.
  • Some changes in Plymouth are introduced in partnership with the local transport authorities.

This May local bus operator Stagecoach South West are introducing some changes to timetables across their regional bus network.

As we move into the Summer, some areas across Devon will see timetables benefit from enhancements to better reflect the seasonal demand.

In partnership with Plymouth City Council and thanks to BSIP+ funding Service 2 will see the frequency of buses increased across the week.

Some timetables will also see intermediate running times revised on all days of operation to improve reliability and punctuality.

Full details of the services changing are provided below and timetable are available via the links in each heading.

Exeter Area

Service 2 (Exeter – Newton Abbot via Dawlish)

Times are revised each day buses operate to improve reliability and punctuality. Some departure times of Monday to Friday peak time journeys are changed to better suit school and college movements. There are some minor changes to the Saturday morning timetable, with a small number of journeys removed from the timetable.

Service 7 (Exeter – Totnes via Newton Abbot)

Times are revised each day buses operate to improve reliability and punctuality, with additional time scheduled at peak times

Service 39 (Bovey Tracey – Newton Abbot)

Times are revised each day buses operate to improve reliability and punctuality.

Service 53 (Kingsteignton – Torbay Hospital)

Times are revised each day buses operate to improve reliability and punctuality.

Service 95 (Exmouth – Sandy Bay)

From 26 May 2024 until 31 August 2024, Service 95 will operate every 30 minutes between approximately 0830 and 1730 daily. After the seasonal peak, from 1 September 2024 until 2 November 2024, service will operate hourly between approximately 0830 and 1730.

North Devon Area

Service 21C (Barnstaple to Croyde Bay / Georgeham via Braunton)

Sunday and Public Holiday timetable introduced, operating 8 round trips until 15 September 2024 inclusive..

Service 31 (Ilfracombe to Woolacombe – Mortehoe Circular)

Stagecoach will operate Service 31 on Sundays and Public Holidays between Sunday 26 May 2024 and Sunday 15 September 2024 inclusive.

8 journeys will operate per day on an Ilfracombe to Woolacombe – Mortehoe circular route.

Plymouth Area

Service 1A (Sherford to George Park and Ride via City Centre and Derriford Hospital)

There will be a minor route change to Service 1A within Plymstock, as part of a package of improvements to local bus services within Plymouth

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.

Service 2 (Saltash to Mount Batten via City Centre)

Working in partnership with Plymouth City Council, there will be a number of improvements to the route and timetable of Service 2.

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 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.

On Sunday and Public Holidays daytimes the frequency of buses will be doubled from hourly to every 30 minutes, buses will also serve more of Saltash, covering the routes of both Services 2 and 2A.

Times are also revised each day buses operate to improve reliability and punctuality.

Service 2A (Saltash to City Centre)

Times are revised each day buses operate to improve reliability and punctuality.

The Sunday and Public Holiday timetable will be withdrawn, however, the frequency of Service 2 will be doubled and the route of Service 2 amended to take in the Service 2A route around Saltash.

Service 4/4A/4B/4C (City Centre to Plymstock via Saltram Meadow)

Awaiting a confirmed date for this change

To coincide with the new housing development at Saltram Meadow and to provide access to bus services, the route of the services will change.

From the City Centre, the current route will apply to Laira Bridge, with buses then operating via The Ride, Killerton Lane, Halecombe Road, Coscombe Circus, Ashbrook Street and Broxton Drive before joining the current route at Billacombe Road, with the opposite applying towards the City Centre. 

Current bus stops at Sugar Mill, Rock Gardens and Morley Arms will no longer be served. 

Service 38 (Exeter – Bovey Tracey – Ivybridge)

Times are revised each day buses operate to improve reliability and punctuality, with additional time scheduled at peak times

Service 54 (Plymouth to Bovisand) – 25 May 2024

Following a contract award by Plymouth City Council, Stagecoach will commence operating Service 54 during school holidays between 25 May 2024 and 1 September 2024 inclusive.

Buses will operate hourly from 1000 until 1800 from Saturday 25 May 2024 until Sunday 2 June 2024 and Saturday 20 July 2024 until Sunday 1 September 2024 inclusive. Service will operate from Plymouth City Centre to Bovisand via Plymstock and Hooe and is expected to prove popular with those wishing to spend a day at the beach. 

Service 91 (Dartmouth Park and Ride)

Service will operate on the following dates:

  • 25 May to 2 June 2024: up to every 10 minutes.
  • 3 June to 21 July 2024: every 20 minutes.
  • 22 July to 1 September 2024: up to every 10 minutes.
  • 2 September to 15 September 2024: every 20 minutes.

Service 92 (Dartmouth to Totnes)

From 25 May 2024 until 15 September 2024 inclusive, Service 91 (Dartmouth Park and Ride) will be operating and therefore Service 92 will not serve Dartmouth Park and Ride. Additional short journeys on Service 92 between Dartmouth Pontoon and Dartmouth Park and Ride will not operate.

Service DY1

Following a review of shift patterns at the dockyard, there will be some minor changes to the timetable of Service DY1.

The Monday to Friday journey from Chaddlewood at 0725 will be replaced by a new journey departing at 0550, and from Camel’s Head the 1610 will now depart at 1555 and the 1710 will now depart at 1655. The 1355 Friday only journey from Camel’s Head will now depart earlier at 1255.

Service FALCON

Following a review of the route and stopping arrangements for Falcon within Exeter, there will be some changes from 26 May 2024.

The stops at Sowton Park and Ride will no longer be served, with Honiton Road Park and Ride providing an alternative stop, which is approximately one mile away from Sowton Park and Ride.

At Honiton Road Park and Ride, coaches towards both Bristol and Plymouth will now stop alongside the park and ride site, whereas coaches towards Bristol currently stop outside Miller & Carter on the opposite side of the road.

The new route and stopping arrangements will provide one consistent stop within Exeter, with improved facilities and will deliver improvements to punctuality.

There will be no other changes to the route or timetable. 

Torbay Area

Service 12 (Newton Abbot – Brixham via Torquay and Paignton)

Following a comprehensive review of our popular Service 12, there will be a number of significant changes to the timetable, which are designed to better match passenger demand.

There will be changes to the frequency of buses on Service 12, supplemented by buses running between Regent Close, Torquay and Brixham.

Monday to Friday daytimes buses will run every 15 minutes between Newton Abbot and Brixham, supplemented by buses between Torquay and Brixham every 15 minutes providing a combined 7/8 minute frequency along the busiest section of route.

This will also be the case on Saturday daytimes, with buses every 20 minutes between Newton Abbot and Brixham buses, supplemented by buses running every 20 minutes between Torquay and Brixham, providing a combined 10 minute frequency along the busiest section of route.

There will be no changes to the frequency of buses on Sunday and Public Holidays, with buses continuing to operate every 20 minutes during the main part of the day.

We have undergone a review of demand for travel during the evening and overnight on the service. As a result, the frequency of buses daily after 1900 until the end of service will be reduced from every 20 minutes to every 30 minutes.  In addition, the night journeys introduced last May on a trial basis will be withdrawn as they have not proved to be commercially viable. 

Times are revised each day buses operate to improve reliability and punctuality.

Service 22 (Dawlish Warren – South Devon College via St Marychurch and Paignton)

Times are revised each day buses operate to improve reliability and punctuality.

Service 35A/35C (Torquay – The Willows via Torbay Hospital)

A number of departure times during the afternoon peak are revised to improve reliability and punctuality.

Service 60 (Paignton – Occombe Farm)

Intermediate running times are revised on all days of operation to improve reliability and punctuality, with changes to departure times and a reduction of one journey.