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Latest news and service updates

Latest news and service updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The government have published advice on using public transport and also this useful infographic.

For further information please see Devon County Council’s guidance on how travel and public transport is being affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Exeter Bus Station

The new Exeter Bus Station opens on Sunday 25th July 2021.  From this date Stagecoach services 1, 1A, 1C, 2, 4, 4A, 4B, 5, 5A, 5B, 5C, 6, 6A, 7, X7, 9, 9A, X38, 39, 55, 55A, 55B*, 57, 58, 95 and 155 will depart from the Bus Station. Services B and 2B towards Exminster and Dawlish will also call at the Bus Station. * – the Dartline 55B journey at 0730 from Exeter will depart from Stop 40 in Sidwell Street.

Service 56 to Exeter Airport will leave from stop 39 in Cheeke Street, opposite the Bus Station. Towards St Davids station it will stop in Paris Street.

Axe Valley 52, Dartline 173, Country Bus 359, 360 and 366, Dartline 369, MD Buses 647, Dartline 675 and 677, Country Bus 678, Dartline 679 and 863 will leave from new stop 40 in Sidwell Street.

For details of which stand services leave from in the new Bus Station please see the Stagecoach website.

National Bus Strategy

Find out more and keep up to date with Devon County Council’s response to the recently published National Bus Strategy “Bus Back Better”

Changes to Tally Ho services 164 and 606 from 21st June

Starting Monday 21st June there are changes to Tally Ho services 164 and 606 – find out more.

Summer Bus Services from 30th May

Starting from Saturday 30th May, several summer only bus services will be re-commencing, as well as a new Sunday link in North Devon – find out more and view timetables.

Transport to Coronavirus Vaccination Sites

For information on public and community transport options to access the vaccination sites across Devon please visit this page.

School Transport from September – updated 1.4.2021

Many young people travel to and from school or college by public transport.  With social distancing measures remaining in place on these public services, we have identified areas where additional capacity is required, and will be providing duplicate vehicles at peak times dedicated to school and college students. Should any capacity or other issues arise, please contact us.

Full details of these additional services can be found on the links below:

Additional School Services from September 2020

Additional College (post 16) Services from September 2020

Short Distance School Journeys

Government advice is that journeys to school of up to two miles should be made by walking or cycling; because of this we are not adding additional capacity on short-distance services.  Town and City services in Exeter, Exmouth, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Dartmouth, Tiverton, Barnstaple and Bideford used for journeys to school will be operating, but capacity will be limited due to social distancing.

You may need to consider how you or your child will make their journey and if space is not available consider walking, cycling or using an alternative bus journey.