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Stagecoach South West announces major uplift to services in the South West
Posted on: June 9th 2020


Stagecoach South West has announced that, in light of the recent government announcement to relax retail restrictions, from 14th June 2020 they will be introducing a major uplift to their services with some of routes returning to their normal timetables.
 
The bus operator has confirmed changes have been made on board their vehicles to enable social distancing to take while travelling with them. To allow passengers to travel safely, some of their seats are blocked off to enable people to sit at least 2 metres away from each other.

Mike Watson, Managing Director of Stagecoach South West, said: “We are currently closely monitoring our services and adding additional buses in to provide extra capacity when needed. By returning to our previous service levels in most cases, from the 14th June, we will have much better frequency than is currently in place to help us keep people moving safely.”

He added “ We have also significantly enhanced our cleaning schedules across the business and I am so proud of our staff’s efforts over the last few months in helping us achieve this. Our people have worked tirelessly to ensure that all vehicle touch points and bus stations are cleaned throughout the day, helping to keep our customers and staff safe.”
 
The company have a summary of the timetables they will be operating from the 14th June online, including a link to download each new timetable. Some areas will see a return to the timetable in place before the COVID19 outbreak. Other routes will not return to normal just yet, but have more buses than the emergency timetables Stagecoach are currently operating. Some routes do have a completely new timetable which the bus operator has outlined on their website.
 
Mike Watson said: “We’ve revised some of our services in response to the changing needs and travel patterns of our customers and to improve reliability.  Our teams have worked hard over the last few months to allow better connections for key workers and to keep essential travellers moving. By working closely with local business and hospitals we have built up strong relationships that have helped us to deliver services to better suit the needs of our communities.”

Full details are highlighted below for North Devon, Exeter, Plymouth and Torbay.

North Devon 

Route 6/6A Bude • Okehampton • Exeter  A new Monday to Saturday and Sunday timetable will be introduced with a more frequent service than the COVID19 emergency timetable.

Route 9 Bradiford • Bishop’s Tawton • Barnstaple Town Centre Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 10 Barnstaple • Gorwell  Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 11 Barnstaple • Forches/Whiddon Valley  Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 12  Barnstaple  • Sainsbury’s • Woodville  Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 14 Bideford • Goaman Estate  Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 15 Bideford •East-the-Water Will revert back to previous timetable

Route  16 Bideford • Westward Ho! • Appledore  Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 19 North Devon District Hospital • Roundswell  A new timetable will be introduced with an journey from the Hospital departing at 20:15 to arrive to Barnstaple Bus Station at 20:23 to connect with other services.

Route 21 Ilfracombe • Barnstaple • Bideford  • Westward Ho!/Appledore Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route  372 Bradworthy • Buckland Brewer • Bideford • Barnstaple  Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route  641 Bideford • Great Torrington • Shebbear • Holsworthy  Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 71/72 Holsworthy  • Shebbear • Great Torrington • Barnstaple Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Routes 75/75A/75B Atlantic Village • Barnstaple • Bideford • Great Torrington 75B Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 85 Bude  •  Bridgerule • Holsworthy  •  Landcross  •  Bideford • Barnstaple  Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 319 Barnstaple • Bideford • Abbotsham • Clovelly • Hartland • Kilkhampton • Bude  Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Exeter 

Route 1 Tiverton  •  Willand  •  Cullompton  •  Broadclyst • Exeter New timetable introduced to operate every 20 minutes between Exeter and Cullompton Monday to Saturday, with 1 and 1As continuing hourly to Tiverton. Normal Sunday timetable.

Route 2 Exeter • Exminster • Starcross • Dawlish • Teignmouth • Newton Abbot New full timetable introduced with timing changes to improve reliability. Extra buses on a Sunday providing a half hourly service between Exeter and Dawlish.

Route 4 Axminster • Honiton • Ottery St Mary • Cranbrook • Exeter New full timetable introduced with timing changes to improve reliability.

Route 5 Exeter • Crediton • Copplestone • Hatherleigh & Okehampton (5A) • Barnstaple (5B) • Lapford & Chulmleigh (5C) New full timetable introduced with timing changes to improve reliability.

Route 9/9A Exeter • Sidmouth • Honiton (9) • Seaton (9A) • Lyme Regis New full timetable introduced with timing changes to improve reliability.

Route 55 Tiverton • Exeter • via Stoke Canon & Rewe • via Silverton and Thorverton New full timetable introduced with timing changes to improve reliability.

Route 56 Exeter • Science Park • Skypark • Exeter Airport • Woodbury • Exmouth  New full timetable introduced with timing changes to improve reliability.

Route 57 Brixington • Exmouth • Lympstone • Topsham • Exeter New full timetable introduced with timing changes to improve reliability.

Route 58 Exeter • Sowton • Littleham • Budleigh Salterton Will revert back to the previous school holiday timetable.

Route 95 Exmouth • Devon Cliffs • Sandy Bay Will not be operating until further notice.

Route 98 Town Centre • Moorfield Road • Dinan Way • Littleham  Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 99E  Littleham • Town Centre • Moorfield Road • Brixington  Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 155 Exeter • Stoke Canon • Tiverton • Witheridge • South Molton • Landkey • Barnstaple Will revert back to the previous school holiday timetable.

Route 157/357 Exmouth • Budleigh Salterton • Sidmouth Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route A Alphington• St Thomas • City Centre  •  Heavitree • Thornpark Rise New timetable introduced to operate every 20 minutes.

Route B Pinhoe • City Centre • Marsh Barton • Exminster New timetable introduced to operate every 30 minutes between Exeter Bus Station and Exminster, and hourly to Dawlish Monday to Saturday (as per original plan).  All journeys now serving Matford Park & Ride. Extra journeys between the City and Matford now operate on Sundays.

Routes D/H University • Digby  (D)  St David’s • Hospital • Digby (H1/H2)  Route D Will not be operating until further notice. Route H New timetable introduced to operate a revised full service. H1 wlll operate from St Davids to Digby via Broadfields every hour. H2 will operate from St Davids to Digby via Pynes Hill every hour, on the opposite half hour. Service H also operates between St David's and RD&E Hospital every 30 minutes, making a 15 minute service between St David's and RD&E.

Route E/F Exwick- Exeter- Savoy Hill  Changes have been made to allow these routes to serve core Exeter residential fringe areas separately, improving service reliability caused by delays crossing congested areas. Passengers will be able to connect to onward buses in the city centre for cross city journeys.
Route E New timetable introduced to operate every 15 minutes from South Street.
Routes F1/F2 New timetable introduced to operate every 30 minutes from Sidwell Street.

Route IJKT Monkerton • Digby •Exeter • Countess Wear • Topsham  Service I/J New timetable introduced to operate every 30 minutes. 
Service K will be revised to operate between Sidwell Street and Tithebarn Green/ Science Park every 20 minutes. The route will now operate via Pinhoe Road. Whipton Barton will be served by routes I and J. Service T will operate between Exeter High Street and Topsham, evenings & Sundays with the three additional Mon-Sat journeys. 

Route L  Pinhoe • Exeter  A new timetable and simpler route has been introduced to improve reliability.  Buses will operate between Fore Street and Pinhoe, every 30 minutes. 
Buses will no longer serve EDF Energy , which is covered by the Red P&R plus routes 4 and 56, or Crossmead which is covered by route P.

Route P Crossmead • High Meadows • St • Thomas • City Centre • Mount Pleasant Road • Pennsylvania Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route R/S Rifford Road• City Centre • Topsham Road  • Heavitree  New timetable introduced to operate every 30 minutes, Monday to Sunday.

Route RED P&R Honiton Road P&R  • Whipton • City Centre  New timetable introduced to operate every 20 minutes, Monday to Sunday.

Route GREEN P&R Kestrel Way  • Sowton Park & Ride  • Heavitree • City  Centre  New timetable introduced to operate every 20 minutes, with weekday peak extensions to Kestrel Way. 

Plymouth 

Route 1 Plymouth City Centre  • Mutley  • Crownhill  • Derriford  • Yelverton  • Horrabridge  • Tavistock  A new timetable will be introduced with extra morning trips Monday to Friday to better serve Derriford Hospital, additionally there will be a dailyl journey at 22:15 from Derriford Hospital to the City Centre. Last buses on weekdays are 21:00 from Tavistock to Plymouth, and 22:00 from Plymouth to Tavistock

Route 2 Latchbrook 2  • St Stephens 2A  • Saltash  • St Budeaux  • Milehouse  • Plymouth Railway Station  • Plymouth City Centre  • Pomphlett  • Plymstock  • Elburton 2A  • Sherford 2A  • Mount Batten 2 A new timetable will be introduced to uplift the current emergency timetable to a higher frequency. 

Route 3 Dartmouth • Kingsbridge • Plymouth Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 13 Saltash Passage  • St Budeaux  • Weston Mill  • City Centre  New timetable with the last journey no longer operating. 

Route 14 Derriford Hospital  • Ham  • Keyham  • Devonport  • City Centre Will continue to operate the current timetable.

Route 17 Hooe  • Plymstock  • City Centre  New timetable will be introduced operating between Pomphlett & Hooe 

Route 18 Elburton  • Billacombe  • Plymstock  • City Centre  New timetable will be introduced operating between Pomphlett & Elburton


Route 19 Plympton  • Ridgeway  • Merafield  • City Centre Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 31 Pennycross  • Beacon Park  • Barn Park  • City Centre Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 32 Barne Barton  • St Budeaux  • King's Tamerton  A timetable with 3 circular journeys per school day Mon-Fri between St Budeaux & Kings Tamerton 

Route 36 City Centre  • Drake Circus  • Railway Station  • City College Will not be operating until further notice.

Route X38 Exeter City Centre  •  Ashburton • Buckfastleigh • South Brent  •  Ivybridge • Plymouth City Centre Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 39 Plymouth • Hartley Vale New route introduced operating between between Plymouth City Centre & Hartley Vale

Route 52 Plympton  •  Derriford Hospital New timetable will be introduced operating between Derriford Hospital & Plympton 

Route 87  Tavistock •  Bere Alston  •  Bere Ferrers Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 89  Morrisons & Lidl  •  Whitchurch  •  Tavistock Hospital  •  Courtlands Road  •  Town Centre Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 90 Townstal  • Sainsburys  • Dartmouth Academy  • Dartmouth Town Centre Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 91 Dartmouth Park & Ride  • Dartmouth Will not be operating until further notice.

Route 92 Totnes  •  Harbertonford  •  Halwell  •  Woodlands • Dartmouth Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route Gold Torquay Harbour  •  Paignton  •  Totnes  •  Ivybridge • Plymouth City Centre Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 101 P&R George Junction  • Derriford Hospital  • Milehouse  • Plymouth  A new 101 timetable will be introduced to cover the previous 100 and 101. An additional journey on Mondays to Fridays is introduced at 07:00 from George P&R toward the City Centre, and the 07:10 journey on Mondays to Fridays is re-timed to 07:15

Route 164 Totnes  • Salcombe Will continue to operate the current timetable.

Route 200 Coypool park & ride  • Plymouth city centre  A revised timetable will be introduced 

Falcon  Plymouth • Exeter • Taunton • Bristol  Airport • Bristol A revised timetable will be introduced from 1st June

Torquay

Route 12 Brixham • Paignton • Torquay • Newton Abbot A revised timetable will be introduced with buses every 12 minutes.

Route 13 • Brixham • South Devon College • Paignton • Marldon • Shiphay • Torbay Hospital • The Willows • Newton Abbot • Kingsteignton Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 17 Wall Park (17)  • The Quay  • Furzeham (17, 17A) Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 18 Summercombe (18A)   • Higher Brixham  • Hillhead  • Kingswear (18) Route 18  revert back to the previous timetable. Route 18A will not be operating until further notice.

Route 22 Dawlish Warren • Dawlish • Teignmouth •  St Marychurch • Torquay • Paignton • Roselands • South Devon College Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 23 South Devon College • White Rock • Goodrington • Paignton Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 31 Barton  • Hele  •  Westhill • Harbourside A revised timetable will be introduced with buses every 20 minutes.

Route 35 St • Marychurch • Watcombe • The Willows • Torbay Hospital • Shiphay • Chelston • Harbourside A revised timetable will be introduced with buses every 30 minutes.

Route 39 Newton Abbot • Chudleigh • Bovey Tracey • Exeter New timetable introduced 

Route 7/7A Exeter • RD&E Hospital • Matford • Kingsteignton • Newton Abbot • Totnes (7) • Torquay (7A) A revised timetable will be introduced with buses at peak times.

Route 222 Dawlish Warren  • Dawlish • Teignmouth Will not be operating until further notice.

Route 77 Buckland • Newton Abbot • Hele Park Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 88 Buckland • Newton Abbot • Highweek (88A)  • Ashburton • Buckfastleigh  • Totnes • South Devon College (88C)  Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 120 Paignton • Goodrington • Kingswear  Will revert back to the previous timetable.

Route 122  St Marychurch • Torquay • Paignton • Paignton Zoo Will not be operating until further notice.

Route FOX Paignton • Foxhole • Paignton Circular (via Maidenway Road evenings) A revised timetable will be introduced with buses every 15 minutes, buses will follow the daytime route during evenings also, and no longer serve Maidenway Road.

Night buses N12, N21 and N57 Will not be operating until further notice.

Dedicated school services Will not be operating until further notice.

To view the latest timetables visit: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/south-west/covid-19-timetables

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