Stagecoch will be introducing timetable changes to bus services in East Devon from April.
Adam Manning www.sidmouthherald.co.uk
From Sunday April 2, changes are coming across their network to improve ‘punctuality.’
Stagecoach are asking travellers to please check the new timetables carefully as some departure times may have changed.
Service 9/9A (Exeter – Honiton/Seaton)
The Monday to Friday 4.pm departure from Exeter, currently terminating at Sidbury, is extended to Seaton. On Sunday and public holidays some additional journeys are introduced during the early evening.
NEW Service X30 (Exeter and Seaton)
Following a successful tender award by Devon County Council, a new Service X30 will be introduced. The service will operate between Exeter and Seaton via Exeter College Technology Centre, Exeter Science Park and Honiton Monday to Friday, with three journeys in each direction.
Service 56E (Exmouth Local Service)
All journeys on Service 56E will be re-numbered Service 96.
Service 57 (Exeter – Brixington via Topsham and Exmouth)
The number of buses between Exeter and Exmouth are doubled with the Monday to Saturday daytime frequency increased from every 30 minutes up to every 15 minutes, plus a number of additional journeys are introduced during the early morning and evening.
The small number of journeys that terminate in Brixington part way round the route will now complete the full loop to maximise journey opportunities.
Service 58 (Exeter – Exmouth)
The current 11.23am journey from Exmouth to Exeter is re-timed to depart at 11.30am and will no longer serve Brixington. The current 5.35pm journey from Exeter to Exmouth is re-timed to depart at 5.50pm.
Service 95 (Exmouth – Sandy Bay)
For the Summer, this service will run every 30 minutes and the route operated with open top double decker buses. Buses will also resume operation on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.
For passengers wishing to travel to and from Sandy Bay during the evening, Service 99E will be amended slightly to serve World of Country Life, which is a very short walk from Sandy Bay.
Service 96 (Exmouth – Lympstone)
An additional journey will operate Monday to Saturday at 6.10pm from Lympstone to Exmouth.
Journeys that currently operate as Service 56E will be re-numbered Service 96 and therefore the Service 96 timetable will include evening and Sunday / Public Holiday journeys between the town centre and Bryon Way.
Service 99E (Brixington – Littleham via Exmouth)
All evening journeys will additionally serve World of Country Life, to provide an opportunity to travel to and from Sandy Bay, during hours that Service 95 is not operating.
There are no changes to Sunday and Public Holiday daytime journeys.