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25 Apr 2018
Over the coming months, Stagecoach South West has announced it will be holding a series of roadshows across the region. Members of the public will have the opportunity to feedback on their local services, including inputting on future service developments.
The first event will take place in Newton Abbot on Friday 27th April where Stagecoach will be in the town centre in the pedestrian area next to Carpetright. Here, Stagecoach will launch a consultation on changes to Newton Abbot’s town services as well as revisions to local sections of routes 13 and 88.
New housing developments and changing travel patterns means there is an opportunity to review these services to ensure they are aligned with customers’ current and future travel needs.
Stagecoach is proposing a new timetable that would merge the 70, 77 and 88 to create a cross town route that would run every 30 minutes between Buckland and Mile End. It would then continue to Ashburton and Totnes every hour creating, amongst other things, new links to the railway station.
Stagecoach is also looking for feedback on a revised 13 timetable which would see the service extended to Kingsteignton to provide additional capacity during busy times and create new, direct links to The Willows, Torbay Hospital, South Devon College and Brixham.
Bob Dennison, Stagecoach South West’s Managing Director, explained: “Our customers are very important to us and, by getting out and about; we will be in a position to talk to them directly about the issues that affect them.
“This first roadshow gives Newton Abbot residents the chance to have a direct input into the future of their local services and I look forward to hearing their feedback.”
Staff will be on hand from first thing in the morning until 4pm to answer questions, provide information and respond to customers’ queries and concerns. Draft timetables for both of these services will be available to view on the day. For those unable to make the roadshow, full details of these proposals are also available online (http://stge.co/YHzX30jFstM) with all feedback required by 18 May 2018.