We’re making changes to some of our services. Most come into effect on 2nd September, but there are also additional changes coming into effect from 23rd September 2018.
With road conditions and congestion changing within the city, we are being proactive to ensure our buses are more reliable. We have also provided you information on why we have made these changes. Timetables will be available on our website and printed version from our Travel Centre on Royal Parade the week prior to the changes coming into effect.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to visit our Travel Centre or call our customer relations team on 01752 662271.
SERVICE CHANGES FROM 2ND SEPTEMBER 2018:
5/5A: Monday to Friday, due to very low usage, the following trips will be withdrawn: 0435 Plymstock Broadway to Royal Parade, 0500 Royal Parade to Elburton, and the 0523 Elburton to Royal Parade. Sunday and Bank Holidays: the 2025 Royal Parade to Elburton and 2051 Elburton to Royal Parade will also be withdrawn.
8/9: Monday to Friday, morning peak journeys have been given extra time to help improve reliability. Sundays, services have been retimed to improve reliability.
15: This service has been replaced with the new Monday to Saturday service 48 and will operate from Royal Parade to Wembury via Cattedown/Coxside and Plymstock, providing new links for passengers.
16: Monday to Friday, morning peak journeys have been given extra time to help improve reliability. Sunday and Bank Holiday services have been retimed to improve reliability.
20/20A: Sunday and Bank Holiday, the 1800 journey has been withdrawn due to low usage. All journeys have been retimed to improve reliability.
23/24: Monday to Friday, these services interwork with the service 8 & 9 so have been retimed due to changes taking place on the 8 & 9. On Saturdays due to the ongoing congestion issues for services trying to exit Ebrington Street onto Charles Cross Roundabout, late morning to early afternoon trips will operate inbound to the City Centre via Exeter Street instead of Ebrington Street. Sunday and Bank Holiday, journeys have been retimed to improve reliability.
27/27A/28/28A: Plymouth City Council has gone through a tendering process for all bus services they fund within Plymouth. As part of the tendering process, the council has awarded Citybus the contract to continue to operate the service 28A to Mainstone. The service 27 and 28 will receive some minor adjustments to their timings. But the overall service will remain largely unchanged.
33: Monday to Friday, morning peak journeys have been given extra time to help improve reliability. Sunday services have been retimed to improve reliability.
34: The current short journeys that only operate between Royal Parade and Royal William Yard and back to Royal Parade will be withdrawn due to low usage. All services that operate from Royal Parade to Royal William Yard and on to Derriford Hospital will remain unaffected. The last journey Monday to Friday departing Royal Parade to Stoke Village at 2230 will now depart at 2235 and the last journey Saturday departing Royal Parade to Stoke Village at 2230 will now depart at 2210.
35/35A: Monday to Friday, early morning journeys have been retimed following feedback from both passengers and drivers.
40/41: Monday to Friday, morning peak journeys adjusted. Sundays, revised service with the introduction of the new 40A/41A route, which will also serve Whitleigh.
42/42A/42B/42C: Monday to Friday will see a revised afternoon peak timetable to provide an extra bus from Seaton (The Ship) at 1654. Sunday and Bank Holiday, departures from Royal Parade have been retimed by 5 minutes. Service 42B will be replaced by additional services on the 42A route.
43: Monday to Friday, adjustment to the morning and afternoon peaks to improve reliability. Sunday and Bank Holiday, times revised to improve reliability.
44/44A/44B: Plymouth City Council has gone through a tendering process for all bus services they fund within Plymouth. As part of the tendering process, the council has awarded Citybus the contract to continue to operate a service to Holly Park and Ringmore Way. Monday to Friday, new 44A service to operate hourly from Royal Parade to Whitleigh and Holly Park. New 44B service to operate hourly from Royal Parade to Whitleigh and Ringmore Way. Service 44, early morning journeys have been retimed to improve reliability. Sundays, Whitleigh will now be served on a Sunday as part of new 40A/41A route, which will retain the same direct link and frequency between Royal Parade and Whileigh.
46/46A: School day service renumbered to 104 and 105. Service 105 will start from Horrabridge and serve Crapstone. Both services will be extended to Plymouth High School for Girls on North Hill.
48: Monday to Saturday, we will be operating the service 48 to Wembury via Cattedown/Coxside and Plymstock after being awarded the contract from Devon County Council. This service will extend to Plymouth High School and Devonport High Schools at peak times. The service will replace the current service 15.
50/51: Monday to Friday, the service 50A and 51A will be replaced with the new services 44A and 44B between Royal Parade, Whitleigh and Holly Park/Ringmore Way as part of the new Plymouth City Council tenders .The service 50 and 51 will now run every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Saturdays, between mid-morning to late afternoon most journeys will not serve Transit Way due to continued problems with congestion. Sunday and Bank Holiday, evening journeys will no longer serve Transit Way, Keswick Crescent, Asda or Marsh Mills Retail Park.
61/62: Saturday, between mid-morning to late afternoon most journeys will not serve Transit Way due to combined problems with congestion.
70/70A/70B: Due to changes in requirements for Torpoint School some morning and afternoon journeys have been adjusted. Minor adjustments to some evening services Monday to Sunday. All passengers should also be aware that the road at Cawsand will be closed for approximately 13 weeks from 17th September for additional roadworks. A revised timetable will be in operation during the closure.
75: Due to changes in requirements for Torpoint School some morning and afternoon journeys will be adjusted.
101/102: These school services have been retimed due to the end of the Derriford roadworks and will see departures from DHSB change due to the revised school finishing time. The 101 will also be re-routed to serve Seaton (The Ship).
SERVICE CHANGES FROM 23rd SEPTEMBER 2018:
12: The 0450 departure will be retimed to 0500 and this journey along with the 0600 will serve Ginsters factory in Callington on its way through the town to assist Ginsters employees. The 1435 departure from Launceston will be retimed to 1425 and the 2305 from Royal Parade will also be retimed.
72: Will see the introduction of the winter timetable. A point to note, Looe Music Festival will also be in operation from 21st to 23rd September with bus transfers available from Plymouth and Liskeard. For further information please visit www.looemusic.co.uk
73: Will see the introduction of the winter timetable. This will see the withdrawal of the 1840 from Liskeard to Plymouth and the 1935 Polperro to Liskeard.
81: Will see a minor adjustment to the route in Plymstock in the mornings and will be retimed in the evenings.
89: This new service will be operating between Bodmin, Callywith College and Truro College. There will be one journey in both directions Monday to Friday only. This route will also serve Lanivet, Bugle, Roche, Truro City Centre and Treliske Hospital.
A Hot Topic leaflet is available to download below. Printed copies are also available to pick up from our Royal Parade Travel Shop.