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Stagecoach South West announces major uplift to it’s Falcon Coach service in the South West

Authored by Mary

Stagecoach South West has announced that, with more people travelling for business, retail and leisure, from 27th July 2020 they will be introducing a major uplift to their popular Falcon coach services, seeing the route return to 100% service levels. The South West Falcon is an innovative interurban coach service that connects Plymouth, Exeter, Cullompton and Taunton with Bristol Airport and...

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...

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...

Passenger numbers increase on enhanced bus service

Authored by News Desk

The CONNexIONS service updated and replaced the service 56 in October 2018. Between then and October last year, the service has been used by over 220,000 passengers. That’s up from almost 165,000 on service 56 in the previous year – an increase of over 33%.

Stagecoach South West, Devon County Council and East Devon District Council have worked in partnership to establish the...

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...

South West Falcon wins silver at UK Coach awards

Authored by News Desk

The South West Falcon from Stagecoach is celebrating May in style with a prestigious awards win coinciding with a major passenger milestone.

The Falcon has won the silver award for ‘Top Express Operation’ at the UK Coach Awards. The award recognises excellent customer service, high operational and engineering standards and a rigorous approach to training, diversity and health and...

Stagecoach Plymouth staff support Children with Cancer

Authored by News Desk

Stagecoach staff in Plymouth have nominated ‘Children with Cancer’ for the company’s annual £500 charity donation.

During December, staff are asked to put forward suggestions for a £500 charity donation from each of Stagecoach’s four Devon depots. Driver Kev Kellow nominated Children with Cancer UK for the Plymouth donation after meeting local fundraiser Steve Goucher.

Since...

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...

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