National Express suspends all services

Authored by News Desk

National Express will fully suspend its national network of scheduled coach services with effect from midnight Sunday 5 April 2020.

Chris Hardy, managing director of National Express UK Coach: “We kept a limited coach network running to be able to help those individuals with essential travel needs but it is no longer viable to continue to do this.

“Passenger numbers continue...

Stagecoach SW bus services to move to new timetable

Authored by Mary

At these unprecedented times, Stagecoach South West are working hard to maintain services across the region to keep their communities connected and ensure key workers can travel.

From Monday 30 March the bus operator will be reducing their frequency in line with customer demand and changing travel patterns.

For most routes this means a Sunday timetable with additional early...

Free bus travel for community volunteers

Authored by News Desk

Stagecoach South West is offering free travel for community volunteer groups delivering vital supplies across the county.

At this troubling time the bus operator wants to reward those community heroes who are helping people isolated at home and unable to travel. The offer for organised volunteer groups will help keep the volunteers moving as the South West prepares for a rise in...

Stagecoach extends free bus travel for Devon's elderly and vulnerable

Authored by Mary

Stagecoach is working with local authorities to temporarily relax time restrictions on concessionary travel to allow earlier access to bus services

Bus company Stagecoach South West has announced that it is working in partnership with local authorities to temporarily relax time restrictions on concessionary travel across Devon to allow travel for the elderly and vulnerable early in...

Babcock and Citybus sign up to support The Box

Authored by Mary

The Box has secured two new sponsorship deals with Babcock and Plymouth Citybus.

Babcock has signed up as the venue’s first Corporate Gallery Partner, while Plymouth Citybus has become its first Figureheads Sponsor.

Babcock’s sponsorship is for the ‘Port of Plymouth’ gallery. Spread across two rooms, the gallery highlights Plymouth’s development from the Bronze Age to the...

Stagecoach appoints new Managing Director of South West bus operations

Authored by George Dawson

Stagecoach has announced a new managing director for its bus operations in the South West of England.

Mike Watson has been confirmed as the new Stagecoach South West Managing Director after taking the role on an interim basis in November.

Mike has almost 25 years’ experience of the bus industry and has held a number of senior positions within Stagecoach, including time spent...

Stagecoach South West partner with local charity to combat loneliness on the bus 

Authored by Mary

Let’s face the facts, January is tough. Dark days, cold nights and Christmas blues. That’s why Stagecoach South West has partnered with local charity Westbank Community Health and Care to launch a Chatty Bus this January, to get their passengers chatting.

The worrying fact of the matter is that on some days Stagecoach bus drivers can be the only person that a passenger communicates...

All aboard the beach bus to Bovi

Authored by Mary

Beach lovers can take a bus from Plymouth straight to the seaside again this summer.

From Saturday 25 May families will be able to hop on board the number 54 to the popular beach of Bovisand, which overlooks Plymouth Sound.

The ‘beach bus’ will be operated by Target Travel and run until Sunday 1 September – daily during the half term and summer school holidays and at weekends...

Stagecoach announces SW Falcon Christmas service

Authored by Mary

The South West Falcon from Stagecoach will be running throughout the Christmas holiday period, excluding Christmas Day, making it the ideal choice for a trip to the sales, a visit to the panto or a night out at New Year.

With up to 19 journeys a day, the Falcon connects Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol Airport and Bristol city centre. All coaches feature free Wi-Fi as well as air...

Stagecoach wants your views on bus services

Authored by Mary

Stagecoach is asking customers for their views on key sections of its 2/2A/2B bus route which serves Mount Batten, Hooe, Plymstock, St Budeaux and Saltash.

The request for feedback follows changes made from 3 September that increased frequencies in the Plymstock area.

The company wish to hear whether residents of Hooe and Mount Batten prefer having a through link to Plymouth...


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