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

Re-opening of the Dartmoor Line Railway to Okehampton

From 20th November trains will operate between Exeter and Okehampton on the Dartmoor Line. To coincide with this we are making some changes to service 118, Tavistock – Okehampton, with some journeys operating to Okehampton Railway station.

The rail timetable from 20 November operates until 11 December when there will be some changes to Saturday and Sunday times.

The 118 bus timetables (both existing and from 11 December) are available to view here, along with the new Sunday service.

School Transport from September – updated 2.9.2021

Many young people travel to and from school or college by pubic transport.  Social distancing measures have been removed on public buses, and there will be no duplicate services running this term.  Should any capacity or other issues arise regarding travel to school on public services, please contact us.

Face Coverings on School Transport

The government still expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.  We have asked that all children over the age of 11, using either dedicated home to school transport or public transport to get to school, continue to wear a face covering until further notice.  Those that are medically exempt can obtain and exemption card from their school.

Back on the Bus Campaign

Have you heard the song yet? Find out more about our campaign to get people Back on the Bus

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.