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We know many of you will be looking for information for how lockdown will affect our services. We're working hard to keep our services running for essential journeys, however there may have been some changes to timetables in your area. Please check our latest timetables for more information.

We've put in place measures to allow you to travel safely including limiting available seats on buses and enhanced cleaning. Please avoid busy times, use contactless payment where you can, keep your distance and take your litter with you. You can keep up to date checking our main Coronavirus page.

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Timetables in the South West

Timetables in the South West during the National LockdownNew on bus seating

We have been working closely with the local authorities to maintain essential connections for keyworkers across the South West, as well as school journeys and essential shopping trips. We are delighted to say that we will largely be leaving our local bus network unchanged in the coming weeks.

We are pleased to be able to ensure that key workers can continue to use our services to travel to and from work, and that our customers across Devon will have vital links maintained for essential travel.  We will be making some very minor changes to services across the South West from 10th January 2021 with the majority of our buses operating on school holiday timetables. Please make sure you look carefully at codes within your timetable, as journeys coded SD largely will not be running. 

The following journeys will be operating a school day service and we’ll also have duplicate buses at school times to insure our key workers children can continue to travel to school safely.

Route 1: We will be operating a trip at 0725 via  Cullompton School and Uffculme School, to replace the 0730 via Tiverton Parkway. We will also operate a trip at 0755 to Clyst Vale school, to replace the 0805 which usually does not serve the school.

Route 4: We will be operating a trip at 1440 to operate via Gittesham for students of Kings School.

Route 155:  The 1400 journey will operate as school day times, not school holiday times. This service will depart at the same time but will serve South Molton College.

Route 157/357:   The 0735 journey will operate as a school trip via Dinan Way, Cheshire Road, Bradham Court and Exmouth C. College.

Route 921: Will operate from Westward Ho! At 0700 to Pilton diverting in Fremington via Beechfield. This will provide a service for passengers who usually catch the 903/904. Buses will operate the reverse route in the afternoon departing from the school at 1520. The 903/904 will not currently operate.

Route 815: Will operate from Appledore at 0710 to Park, in the afternoon buses will depart the school at 1530 to Appledore. The 821 will not currently operate.

Route 919: The 0733 from Westward Ho!  to Atlantic Academy will operate it’s usual timetable.

Route 985: Will run one bus in morning and afternoon.

Falcon:  Our Falcon coach service will have a temporarily reduced timetable from 10th January, operating 7 trips a day, click here for more information

Latest Update:

Following new guidance from the Department for Transport, asking us to further reduce our services, we have had extensive conversations with Devon County Council and have agreed to make a few additional reductions to our services in Exeter and Torquay.    

  

We have worked closely with our local authority partners to maintain vital connections for key workers, maintain service for essential shopping trips and to provide a capacity that will allow our customer to socially distance when travelling with us. The changes are detailed below alongside links to download your new timetables. As of 10th January 2021, the remainder of our network remains unchanged with the majority of our buses operating on school holiday timetables.  

 

Exeter - From 24th January

Route 1: The 1513 from Tiverton toward Exeter will now serve Uffculme School at 1542.  

Route A: Frequency of buses has been reduced to 20 minutes on Saturdays

Route Uni: Will operate a special temporary timetable, with buses running every 30 minutes from Monday to Friday, daytimes only.  

Route Red P&R: Service will be temporarily withdrawn, customers are still able to catch the 4 service every 20 minutes from the stop at Honiton Road P&R into Exeter. 

 

Torquay- From 31st January                                 

Route 12: A new timetable has been introduced with buses operating every 15 minutes  

Route 31: The new timetable introduced will have buses operating every 30 minutes   

Route 35: A new timetable has been introduced with buses operating every 30 minutes in each direction. 

 

 

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 To help keep everyone safe we have reduced the number of seats available on our buses to promote social distancing. We’ve also employed extra cleaners to make sure all of our buses have a thorough clean each day. Remember to only travel if necessary, and if your journey is not time critical, why not try our busy bus indicator in our live map view on our app. This will show you the busiest and quietest times to travel, based on how many people usually use the service. 

 

There are also some additional steps you can take to help us keep you and our drivers safe-  make sure you’re wearing your face covering when you board, and that you open up a window to keep the bus ventilated. Also, why not pre pay for your ticket on our mobile app, info here, or pay for your ticket by contactless when you board. 

Our friendly customer service team are on hand to assist with your travel queries. You can contact us 7 days a week, between 6am and 8pm Monday to Friday and between 9am and 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays, Visit here to get in touch. 

For more information on travelling safely by bus please visit here

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