28 Jun 2018
Stagecoach South West has confirmed that, starting 22 July, it will be introducing new timetables on its 13 and 88 bus routes.
They take into account new housing developments in the area and changing travel patterns, alongside customer feedback following a public consultation earlier in the year.
Route 13 will extend to Kingsteignton to provide additional capacity during busy times and create new, direct links to The Willows, Torbay Hospital, South Devon College and Brixham. Journeys from Newton Abbot towards Aller will serve Torquay Road and East Street instead of the train station.
There will be changes to the route between Brixham, Paignton and Torbay Hospital to restore many of the links previously provided by Local Link route 67. Buses between Brixham and South Devon College will run on their existing route. After this, they will then use Waterleat Avenue, Colley End Road, Paignton Bus Station and Marldon Road. Customers for Foxhole can connect onto the ‘Fox’ at Colley End Road and Marldon Road.
Brixham departure times will coordinate with our 18A service. To make the connection as easy as possible, the bus stop is moving from Bolton Street to Bank Lane so buses stop right next to each other.
Buses will run hourly throughout the day instead of every 2 hours and the current variations for particular school and college flows will remain in place.
The new route 88 timetable merges routes 70 and 77 in order to create a cross town route that runs every 30 minutes between Buckland and Mile End. Buses then continue to Ashburton and Totnes every hour creating new links to the railway station.
New timetables will shortly be available online and in print. Customers can also download the free Stagecoach app - available in the App and Play stores - or use the website journey planner to plan their journeys. New timetable information will be available via the app or journey planner from week commencing 2 July 2018.