- Withdrawal of X53 Sunday service
From 19th November First are withdrawing the Sunday X53 service between Axminster, Lyme Regis, Bridport and Weymouth, for the Winter. There is no Sunday or Public Holiday service between these places.
- New operator for service 369
From 16th October service 369, Morchard Bishop – Sandford – Crediton – Exeter, will be operated by Dartline. The timetable is unchanged, except the section of route between Chulmleigh and Morchard Bishop is withdrawn. Alternative journeys for Chulmleigh, Chawleigh and Lapford are available on Stagecoach service 5C.
- Exeter Bus Station Closure suspended
Update: Closure of Exeter Bus Station has been moved until early in 2018
More details can be obtained from the Exeter City Council website.
- Changes to West Devon services from 3rd September 2017
There are a number of changes to services in West Devon from 3rd September 2017.
Stagecoach 1/X1 – Tavistock – Plymouth
All journeys will now operate as service 1, via Derriford Hospital and Mutley Plain with a revised timetable. Sunday timetable unchanged.
Plymouth Citybus 42C Woolwell – Plymouth
Now operates as Red Flash. There are additional journeys from Plymouth to Woolwell at 1830 and 2030 and from Woolwell to Plymouth at 1904 and 2104.
Plymouth Citybus 46 Tavistock – Okehampton
This service is renumbered 118 and is operated by Dartline.
Plymouth Citybus 45, 46A, 46B
These services are reduced to operate on Schooldays only.
- Changes to Teignbridge services from 3rd September 2017
Stagecoach are making changes to services B, 2 and 2B from Sunday 3rd September. The main changes are as follows:
B/2B – Teignmouth/Exminster – Pinhoe/Exeter Business Park
Exeter Business Park will only be served during Monday – Friday peak times. For the rest of the day and all-day on Saturday the service will terminate at Pinhoe, operating a loop via Parkers Cross, Causey Lane and Station Road. The afternoon service 2B is reduced to one journey.
2 Exeter – Newton Abbot
Minor changes to the timetable. The 0604 Ware Cross – Newton Abbot runs 5 minutes earlier throughout and starts from Teignmouth at 0547. The 0625 Newton Abbot – Exeter journey runs 5 minutes earlier throughout. The 1711 Exeter – Newton Abbot journey runs 5 minutes earlier throughout Monday – Friday. The 1741 Exeter – Newton Abbot runs 5 minutes later throughout Monday – Friday. A new Monday – Friday journey at 1726 from Exeter – Teignmouth is introduced.
- Changes to Exeter area services from 3rd September 2017
Stagecoach are making a number of revisions to their Exeter area services from Sunday 3rd September. The main changes are as follows:
A – Alphington – Thornpark Rise
Minor changes to the timetable.
B/2B – Exminster – Pinhoe/Exeter Business Park
Exeter Business Park will only be served during Monday – Friday peak times. For the rest of the day and all-day on Saturday the service will terminate at Pinhoe, operating a loop via Parkers Cross, Causey Lane and Station Road. New timetable
D – Digby – University
Minor changes. In Digby most journeys will operate direct to Tesco, no longer serving Digby Drive and Russell Way. Passengers on the Digby loop will now need to catch service D to the City Centre and H back. New timetable.
E – Exwick – Lancelot Road
The off-peak frequency is reduced to every fifteen minutes, with the peak service operating every 12 minutes. Sunday service increased to every 20 minutes. New timetable.
F1/F2 – Exwick – Savoy Hill/Summerway
The off-peak frequency is reduced to every fifteen minutes. Journeys to Summerway are extended to Pinhoe via Masefield Road, Thackeray Road and Pinhoe Road. In Pinhoe they operate a loop via Parkers Cross, Causey Lane and Station Road. Sunday service increased to every 20 minutes. New timetable.
H – Digby – St. David’s Station
The section of route from St. David’s Station to the University via Cowley Bridge is withdrawn. West Garth Road and Wrefords Drive in Cowley Bridge will be served by service 5, Exeter – Crediton. New timetable.
J/K/T – Whipton – The Rydons/Countess Wear/Topsham
The section of route between Pinhoe and Sainsbury’s is withdrawn. All services will operate a one-way loop in Whipton and Whipton Barton via Pinhoe Road, Hill Barton Road and Whipton Barton Road. Service J is increased to operate every 20 minutes. Alternative services for Pinhoe are provided by services B and F2. New timetable.
P – Crossmead – Pennsylvania
Reduced to operate every thirty minutes. New timetable.
R/S – Rifford Road Circulars
The frequency on service S will be reduced to every 12 minutes. R and S Sunday services frequency increased to every twenty minutes. New timetable.
Red (Honiton Road) Park & Ride
The service will no longer operate via the Met Office. Minor changes to those journeys serving all stops (M2). M2 journeys re-designated Red. A Sunday service will now operate on Public Holidays, except over the Christmas and New Year period. New timetable.
2 Exeter – Newton Abbot
Minor changes to the timetable. In the afternoon an additional journey from Exeter to Teignmouth at 1726 is introduced. New timetable.
2B Teignmouth – Exeter Business Park
Revised timetable. Afternoon service reduced to one journey.
5, 5A, 5B, 5C Exeter – Crediton/Okehampton/Barnstaple/Chulmleigh
Revised timetable. Most service 5 journeys will now operate via Wrefords Drive and West Garth Road in Cowley Bridge. There are also minor changes to services 5A and 5B.
For full details of the changes and new timetables visit the Stagecoach website.
- Devon Day Ticket
Following the successful launch last year of the Devon Day ticket, the scheme has been extended for another year. By purchasing the ticket, you get the freedom to use all local bus services in Devon (including Plymouth and Torbay), operated by the majority of operators. For full details of participating operators please see our Devon Day Leaflet.
Prices from the 30th April 2017 will be £9.00 for adults, £6.00 for children (age 5 to 15 inclusive) and £18 for a family (maximum two adults and three children). Tickets are available to purchase from your bus driver.