Network Update 31st May 2020

Bus services in Plymouth are set to double on the 31st May as part of our continued effort to aid social distancing for those who need to make journeys by bus.

As more and more people return to work, the Citybus network in Plymouth will be at 80% of the capacity it was pre COVID. Main routes, including those to hospitals will be brought back to 100%.

We have set up a handy ‘Making travel Safer’ guide here (https://www.plymouthbus.co.uk/news-service-updates/making-travel-safer/), outlining key messages and government advise. You will also see this messaging at bus stops and on buses.

To maximise coverage, we have also taken this opportunity to re route some services. These are services 35, 40/41, 61/62. New maps can be found under each of these routes on the timetables page of our site.

Due to the ever-changing landscape we will not be installing timetable departure times at bus stops. Our app will show live and planned departures, plus stops with real time displays will show when buses are due. Our website also has all timetables published.

You may see some loan buses from our sister companies running our services, as we utilise all we can to get more capacity on the roads.

Full route by route detail of the new network are listed below…

5/5A    These services will operate a combined frequency of up to every 15 minutes to Plymstock Monday to Saturday, and a combined frequency of up to every 30 minutes on Sunday.

Services to Saltash will operate up to every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday with an hourly Sunday service.

8/9      These services will operate a combined frequency of up to every 10 minutes Monday to Friday, 15 minutes on Saturday and 30 minutes on Sunday.

16        This service will operate up to every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sunday.

20/A    Hourly Service 20A to Ivybridge will operate, with most shorter service 20’s being withdrawn. We have retained the busier journeys for school movements and commuters.

21/A    We will be restoring this service back to a combined frequency of up to every 10 minutes Monday to Friday, and every 15 minutes Saturday and Sunday.

23/24  These services will operate a combined frequency of up to every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday. Sunday services will continue to operate hourly.

25        No change

27/28  These services will operate hourly each via Eggbuckland to Crownhill, with early journeys to Derriford Hospital retained.

Sunday services operate on alternate hours on the same timetable as present.

33        This service will operate up to every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sunday.

34        This service will operate up to every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sunday. Early morning journeys on Sunday retained.

35/A/B Services 35 and 35A will operate on their existing routes. Service 35B operates the reverse of Service 35A. Each will operate hourly Monday to Saturday, giving a combined 20 minute service to Ham and Beacon Park.

Sunday services will operate as 35A and 35B, giving a combined service of up to every 30 minutes.

40/41  Service 40 will operate from the City Centre via Looseleigh Lane to Southway and from Southway via Whitleigh Cross to the City Centre. Service 41 will operate the reverse of the 40 route, with a combined frequency of up to every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday. Southway on a Sunday will still continue to be served by the 42A/42D and 40A/41A.

42        Service will operate half hourly to William Prance Road and Derriford Hospital with an hourly extension to serve Powisland Drive (Tavistock Road), George Park & Ride (Morgan Road), Asda and Mainstone.

42A      Every 30 minutes to Tamerton Foliot via Southway

42C      Every 30 minutes to George Park & Ride and Woolwell

42D (Sunday) This will continue to operate as per current timetable.

42/42A/42C will provide a combined frequency between Plymouth City Centre and Derriford Hospital via Mutley Plain of up to every 10 minutes Monday to Friday, with five buses per hour on Saturday and every 20 minutes on Sunday. Early morning journeys on Sunday retained.

43        This service will operate up to every 20 minutes Monday to Friday, and every 30 minutes Saturday and Sunday.

44/A    These services will operate up to every 20 minutes to Whitleigh Monday to Saturday, with an hourly 44A to St Budeaux operating Monday to Friday.

Sunday services will operate hourly as per the current timetable.

48        This service will operate hourly Monday to Saturday.

50/51  These services will operate up to every 20 minutes Monday to Friday, and every 30 minutes Saturday and Sunday. Early morning journeys on Sunday retained.

61/62  Service 61 will operate as per its current route out and back to Transit Way up to every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday, and hourly on Sunday.

Service 62 will operate from Weston Park Road via Outland Road (for Morrisons), Sheridan Road and St Peters Road to Transit Way and back.

This will operate up to every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday, and hourly on Sunday.

On Saturday some journeys on the Services 61 and 62 will not serve Transit Way due to ongoing congestion. As such, they will operate a different turning loop as below:

Service 61 from City Centre to Honicknowle Green will run via Little Dock Lane and Crownhill Road to Coombe Park Lane back to Honicknowle Green to return to the City Centre

Service 62 from Sheridan Road will operate via Cobbett Road, Honicknowle Lane, Shakespeare Road, St Peters Road back to Sheridan Road.