Timetable updates in Plymouth

1 month ago Tue 5th Apr 2022

We’re planning some changes in April which will involve reductions to some services as we continue to emerge from Covid.

Passenger numbers have not returned to their pre-Covid levels and we’re under increasing financial pressure to make the network sustainable.

The changes have been made based on how often services are used and by how many people, to make sure we’re providing the best service to the greatest number of passengers we can.

In the north of the city, we’re redistributing and consolidating our routes, so Southway will still have 4 buses an hour via Derriford and Crownhill, plus an additional bus via Tamerton Foliot Road.

We’ve also taken this opportunity to make some changes to times, based on new traffic behaviours in the city, aimed at making services more reliable.

The planned changes across the city from 24th April are:

5/5A

Withdrawn from Devonport and Saltash to make it more reliable between Plymstock and the City Centre.

Anyone wanting to travel between Saltash and the City Centre can use Services 11, 12 or 72 every 20 minutes.

Anyone wanting to travel between Devonport and the City Centre can use Services 21 or 21A every 10 minutes.

School holiday timetables revised to reflect lower traffic levels.

27

Journeys between 16:00 and 18:00 from Royal Parade will run five minutes later on weekdays.

28/28A

28A brought back into use to serve Mainstone as Forder Valley will be reopened, replacing Service 42.

Services 28 and 28A will each run hourly, covering Henders Corner, Culver Way and Charfield Drive every half hour between them. Service 28 will continue via Shallowford Road and Austin Crescent to Crownhill, and Service 28A will go via Miles Mitchell and Forder Valley to Mainstone and Asda.

The early journey from Derriford Hospital at 06:38 will run seven minutes earlier at 06:31.

34/34A

New service 34A will run between the City Centre and Royal William Yard.

Service 34 will no longer go to Durnford Street or Royal William Yard, making a more direct route between Derriford Hospital, the City Centre and Devonport.

Some weekday afternoon and early evening journeys are being extended to serve Plymbridge Road and Estover Industrial Estate, covering part of the former Service 42.

The first Sunday journey to the City Centre will run five minutes earlier.

40/40A/41/41A

40 and 41 services replaced by the 42 and 42A. Anyone wanting to travel between Whitleigh and Southway will need to change at Crownhill.

Service 71 will also provide an alternative link between Whitleigh and Looseleigh.

40A and 41A services withdrawn to be replaced by the 44 for journeys to Whitleigh and the 42A for journeys to Southway.

Southway will now be serviced mainly by services 42 and 42A, as set out below. The 42 and 42A will provide four buses an hour from Southway, operating via Looseleigh Lane or the George Junction to Derriford before continuing to Royal Parade. 

Additionally, a revised service 41 will run hourly to Mayflower Street, providing services to Sir John Hunt school.

42

Route changed to cover Southway running via Southway Drive, Clittaford Road, Flamborough Road and back down Southway Drive, it will no longer cover Estover and Mainstone.

Retimed around Manadon Roundabout to improve reliability.

School holiday timetables revised to reflect lower traffic levels.

Evening journeys retimed to provide better departure times from Derriford Hospital towards the City Centre.

42A

Route changed to cover Dunnet Road and Clittaford Road instead of the section between The Falstaff Inn and Southway Drive.

Retimed around Manadon Roundabout to improve reliability.

School holiday timetables revised to reflect lower traffic levels.

42C

Sunday timetable retimed to improve reliability.

Retimed around Manadon Roundabout to improve reliability.

School holiday timetables revised to reflect lower traffic levels.

44A

44A route changed to cover Taunton Avenue in both directions on most weekday journeys.

Service 44 will have extra journeys on Sunday evenings to replace Services 40A and 41A.

Retimed around Manadon Roundabout to improve reliability.

School holiday timetables revised to reflect lower traffic levels.

807

Duplicate bus starting and ending at Mutley Plain is withdrawn – there will be just one bus on this service.

 

This is in addition to the minor changes taking effect from 10th April.

Full timetable information will be available on our website and via the Plymouth Citybus app soon.