All Change Please
Back in November I covered the subject of possible changes to the subsidies of certain bus routes funded by Cornwall Council. Those 27 routes which if funding was stopped/reduced could have led to the possible reduction or removal of certain services.
As from April 17th there will be changes to the current bus timetable and services provided by Western Greyhound and First. On first look between the November list and the April list it seems there are changes to not only timings, but services too.
Here are a list of the changes (those with * are routes that were under threat in November). Some of the changes are not just down to budget pressures, but contracts have been renegotiated and a better deal has been achieved.
For the full timetable click HERE and HERE
First Devon & Cornwall
*2/2A/2B – Monday to Saturday evening journeys revised following a review of passenger use. Minor timing changes on Sundays.
X9 – On Fridays and Saturdays the 1730 Bude to Exeter will terminate at Holsworthy and the 2030 Exeter to Bude is withdrawn.
14/18 – One morning journey towards Truro re-routed via Lanner and St Day on Truro College days to replace service 47A.
25B – This service will be operated by Western Greyhound as part of service 525.
27B – Monday to Saturday evening journeys starting after 1930 and all Sunday journeys to be operated by Western Greyhound, see service 520.
32 – Service withdrawn following review of passenger use.
*34 – Monday to Saturday daytime timetable revised and evening services withdrawn following review of passenger use. Sunday services to be operated by Western Greyhound, see services 534 and 537.
35 – This service will be operated by Western Greyhound to a revised timetable, see service 535.
38 – Revised timetable with service withdrawn between 1239 & 1339.
39 – Revised timetable.
41 – Revised timetable on Monday to Saturday evenings and on Sundays with journeys operating between Redruth – Falmouth Moor. At these times service 88 will provide an alternative facility between Falmouth Moor and Gyllyngvase Beach. Evening and Sunday services to Troon will be provided by service 543.
43/44 – This service will be operated by Western Greyhound to a revised timetable, see service 543.
47 – This service will be operated by Western Greyhound to a revised timetable, see service 543.
*68/68A/68B – Revised Monday to Saturday evening and Sunday timetable with route standardised as 68B operating on a circular basis via Swanpool, Golden Bank, Longfield & Acacia Road.
*82/82A – Monday to Saturday evening journeys starting after 1830 and all day Sundays to be operated by Western Greyhound, see service 582.
83/84 – 0710 journey on Monday to Friday revised to operate at 0700.
*85/85A – Revised timetable for journeys starting after 1830 on Monday to Saturday, and all day Sundays.
88/88B – The 0555 Falmouth – Truro on Monday to Friday is withdrawn following a review of passenger use. Revised timetable for journeys starting after 1830 on Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday.
300 – Service re-introduced from 22 April 2011
500 – Revised route and timetable on all days. Sunday service revised to include Flushing and Mylor.
520 – The existing 520 service operating between Bude and Morwenstow will be renumbered to 530. Service 520 will be a new service replacing First Devon & Cornwall service 27B on Monday to Saturday evenings and all day Sunday.
522 – The 1754 journey from St Austell to Grampound Road is extended to Truro arriving at 1900.
524/525 – Revised route and timetable with most journeys operating via Asda then Service 524 via Charlestown (Foundry Park) or Service 525 via Penrice Hospital instead of Bethel.
535 – New service replacing First Devon & Cornwall service 35.
537 – This service will operate additionally on Sundays with most journeys running through to Truro as service 582.
540 – The Monday to Saturday evening and all Sunday journeys will be renumbered 543 with minor revisions to the timetable.
543 – New service replacing First Devon & Cornwall services 43, 44 and 47 and current 540 journeys operating after 1830 Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday.
546/547 – Services re-introduced from 17 April 2011 with revised timetables.
550 – Revised timetable on Sundays.
552 – Service withdrawn. A replacement service for Queens Park will be provided on service 584.
561 – New service replacing Monday to Saturday Evenings and Sunday daytime journeys currently operated by First Devon & Cornwall.
583 – Evening journeys introduced on Monday to Saturday and daytime journeys introduced on Sundays.
588 – The existing service 588 operating between Newquay and Pentire will be renumbered 558. Service 588 will be a new service operating between Truro and Falmouth on Monday to Saturday evenings.
594 – Service revised to operate via Trelill and St Teath on an approximately two hourly basis partially replacing Corlink journeys. The 0755 Boscastle to St Columb Major is retimed to operate 5 minutes earlier and will no longer operate via Sir James Smith Community School instead leaving Camelford Post Office at 0815 and operating via St Teath for Wadebridge School. An additional journey will operate on School days from Wadebridge at 1525 via Wadebridge School at 1528 to St Teath and Camelford.
595 – The 0725 from Bude to Boscastle is retimed to operate 5 minutes earlier.
Corlink – The Corlink service currently operated on a dial-a-ride basis will be withdrawn. A conventional bus service, operated by Western Greyhound as service 561, will provide peak hour journeys to Bodmin and shopping trips to Bodmin, Camelford and Wadebridge from the principal villages in the Corlink area. St Teath and Trelill will be served by service 594 on an approximately 2 hourly basis.
Alternative provision will be made for Blisland, Helland, Temple, Cardinham and Mount, details of which will be published shortly.
645 – Service withdrawn from 11 April.