Plymouth Service Changes - From 14th April 2024 

4 months ago Thu 21st Mar 2024

Plymouth Service Changes - From 14th April 2024 

Some changes to Plymouth’s bus routes and timetables come into effect from 14th April. Most changes
are designed to improve reliability or are in response to passenger feedback.

See the details below for these upcoming changes: 


Summary of changes


These services will see revised timetables at weekends to improve reliability. On a Sunday, most morning journeys will run up to ten minutes earlier, with afternoon journeys up to five minutes later than present.


We are pleased to announce additional investment into these services by restoring a Saturday timetable of up to every 15 minutes. Revised times throughout to improve timekeeping; with evening journeys 5 minutes later.



Morning peak journeys on weekdays will run five minutes earlier with additional time throughout. Revised timetable on a Saturday daytime to improve reliability. Evening journeys run five minutes later.



Most journeys run five minutes later throughout the day, Monday to Saturday. Due to ongoing problems with congestion, certain Saturday daytime journeys do not serve Ebrington Street; and instead run via Tothill Road to Exeter Street. Additional late evening journey added, Monday to Saturday.



New service replacing the Eggbuckland side of 60/61. Covers Henders Corner, Deer Park, Culver Way, Charfield Drive, Miles Mitchell, The Ship and Derriford Hospital; with most services continuing to the George Park and Ride site. Together with Service 27 provides a combined 30-minute service to Eggbuckland, and restores a link from Eggbuckland to Derriford Hospital.



The current journey on school day afternoons starting at HMS Drake at 15.57 will instead depart Royal Parade at 15.45. Revised times to improve timekeeping.



08.10 journey from George Junction to start at Derriford Hospital. Revised running times in the afternoon peak. Saturday early morning journeys terminate at Derriford Hospital to improve timekeeping. Revised short journeys between Derriford Hospital and Milehouse.



Timetable revised to improve reliability. Most journeys depart the City Centre 2 minutes earlier on Monday to Saturday, and 5 minutes earlier on a Sunday. Evening journeys depart 5 minutes later.


Timetables extensively revised throughout to improve reliability. These will provide Monday to Saturday a consistent ten-minute headway direct between the City Centre and Derriford Hospital, throughout both peak periods. Sunday morning timetable adjusted to improve reliability; with early morning journeys departing earlier than current. 23:55 from Derriford Hospital to the City Centre withdrawn on Sunday nights.

Additional evening journeys added Monday to Saturday between the City Centre and Plymouth Marjon University. This provides a bus up to every 15 minutes into the evenings between the City Centre and Crownhill, with Service 44.


Large revisions to times on weekday afternoons to improve timekeeping.
Revised timetable on a Saturday daytime.


Revised timetable to improve timekeeping with an extra 5 minutes per journey. Sunday late afternoon journey extends from Crownhill to Royal Parade, but the last journeys from Whitleigh Monday to Saturday will terminate at Crownhill.



In order to improve reliability across these services, Service 50 will no longer serve the Crownhill Loop; and will instead operate from Crownhill Fire Station to Derriford Hospital via Budshead Way. Revised timetables throughout both services to improve reliability. 23:40 from Derriford Hospital to the City Centre on Sunday nights is withdrawn.



This will cover the Honicknowle side of current Services 60 and 61, up to every 30 minutes. On Saturday daytimes, due to ongoing congestion at Transit Way, Service 61 terminates at West Park, Coombe Park Lane.