Withdrawal of buses from Granby Way - UPDATE

3 months ago Tue 15th Feb 2022

**UPDATE**

Buses will revert back to their original route from 5pm on Tuesday 22nd February. We are continuing to work in conjunction with the local police.

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We are redirecting all buses that go through Granby Way in Devonport after 5pm every day after three buses have been attacked in the past week.

Windows have been smashed on three separate occasions over the last seven days due to missiles being thrown at buses.

The decision has now been taken to remove buses from Granby Way to protect passengers and drivers.

Mark Collins, Head of Commercial and Marketing, said: “The safety of our passengers is our priority, and this continued damage to our buses means that safety is at risk.

“This has an impact on the rest of the city too – a damaged bus has to be taken off the road until it can be repaired, and it takes time for specialist glass panels to get to us. This means we have fewer buses out on the road, and we have to pay thousands of pounds in repairs – which is ultimately paid for by farepayers.

“We hope those responsible can see the impact they’re having on the whole community.”

All buses due to travel along Granby Way will be diverted in both directions along Albert Road, Devonport Road and Fore Street. Anyone who wants to board from the Granby Way bus stop will need to go to the stop on Fore Street. Passengers for all services except the 34 that would use the UTC Bus Stop, will need to use Albert Road.

Service 34 will still serve the UTC and Torpoint Ferry in both directions.

We will review the situation again on Monday 21st February, and updates will be given via www.plymouthbus.co.uk, the Plymouth Citybus app and social media.