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Stagecoach Bus Service Changes

Please find below an extensive list of changes to bus services operated by Stagecoach Devon from their Exeter Depot. The changes take effect on Sunday 10th April 2022. Stagecoach have informed the County Council that the changes are primarily driven by the difficulties they face in recruiting enough drivers for the Exeter Depot to maintain a reliable network of services.


The list of changes also includes details of a range of Exeter Night Buses operating throughout the City on Friday and Saturday nights into the early hours of the morning. These services will start on Friday 15th April 2022. Stagecoach will be operating these services with a “ring fenced” crew of drivers which will ensure reliability and not impact on the running of existing services. There will be further information towards the end of this month regarding the Exeter Night Bus Services.


Service A (Alphington - Thornpark Rise via City Centre)

  • There are changes to the evening timetable on each day of operation. The frequency will remain every 30 minutes with journeys between Thornpark Rise and Alphington via the City Centre between Alphington and Thornpark Rise will be split in the City Centre, with buses running from Alphington to Sidwell Street and High Street to Thornpark Rise.

  • Saturday morning frequency before 0830 is unchanged, however, some timing changes are made. 0603 Saturday journey from Heavitree will be withdrawn.

  • Sunday and Public Holiday daytime frequency reduced from every 20 minutes to every 30 minutes.

  • Devon County Council is subsidising a Friday and Saturday nights bus on this route which will run every 60 minutes between approximately 2400 and 0400. All journeys will operate as through journeys between Alphington and Thornpark Rise in both directions.


Service B (Exeter - Exminster)

  • Monday to Friday early evening journeys between Bus Station and Matford Park and Ride will be replaced by a 60 minute frequency between Bus Station and Exminster, providing a combined 30 minute frequency with Service 2.

  • Saturday early evening journeys between Bus Station and Matford Park and Ride to be replaced by a 60 minute frequency between Bus Station and Exminster, providing a combined 30 minute frequency with Service 2.

  • 0629 Monday to Friday journey from Bus Station and 0653 Monday to Friday (Service 2B) journey from Matford Park and Ride will be merged into one through journey.

  • Sunday and Public Holiday journeys between Bus Station and Matford Park and Ride to be withdrawn, however, there will continue to be journeys between Bus Station and Exminster every 60 minutes.

  • Monday to Friday and Saturday departure times are amended to provide an even headway with Service 2 over the common section of route.


Service E1/E2 (City Centre – Exwick)

  • Monday to Friday morning school day variations to operate in school holidays, removing the need for timetable variations.

  • Monday to Friday evening frequency after 1900 reduced from 30 minutes to every 60 minutes on each service, providing a combined 30 minute frequency.

  • Saturday evening frequency after 1900 reduced from 30 minutes to every 60 minutes on each service, providing a combined 30 minute frequency.

  • Sunday and Public Holiday daytime frequency reduced from every 30 minutes to every 60 minutes.

  • Sunday and Public Holiday evening frequency after 1900 reduced from 30 minutes to every 60 minutes on each service, providing a combined 30 minute frequency.

  • Daily evening journeys will terminate at High Street, as opposed to Odeon, however, passengers can remain on the vehicle, which will continue to Sidwell Street as Service A.

  • Devon County Council is subsidising a Friday & Saturday night bus on the E1 which will run every 60 minutes between approximately 2400 and 0400, with the route amended from Sidwell Street to operate via RD&E Hospital.


Service F1/F2 (City Centre – Beacon Heath)

  • Monday to Friday evening frequency after 1900 reduced from 30 minutes to every 60 minutes on each service.

  • Saturday evening frequency after 1900 reduced from 30 minutes to every 60 minutes on each service.

  • Sunday and Public Holiday daytime frequency reduced from every 30 minutes to every 60 minutes on each service, between approximately 1030 and 1730.

  • Sunday and Public Holiday early morning journeys before 1000 will not serve Union Road on Service F2.

  • Sunday and Public Holiday evening frequency after 1900 reduced from 30 minutes to every 60 minutes on each service.

  • Daily evening journeys will terminate at Odeon, as opposed to Sidwell Street, however, passengers can remain on the vehicle, which will continue to Sidwell Street as Service E1/E2.


Service H/H1/H2 (West Garth Road / Exeter St David’s – RD&E Hospital)

  • Monday to Friday Service H journeys between Exeter St David’s and RD&E Hospital will be withdrawn.

  • Services H1/H2 will continue to provide a combined 30 minute frequency, with other services also serving RD&E Hospital and Barrack Road.

  • Monday to Friday morning peak journeys are re-timed.


Service I (City Centre – Digby)

  • Monday to Friday evening short working journeys between Whipton and City Centre will be withdrawn, with a 60 minute frequency along the entire route continuing.

  • Saturday evening short working journeys between Whipton and City Centre will be withdrawn, with a 60 minute frequency along the entire route continuing.

  • Sunday and Public Holiday daytime frequency reduced from every 30 minutes to every 60 minutes.

  • Sunday and Public Holiday evening short working journeys between Whipton and City Centre will be withdrawn, with a 60 minute frequency along the entire route continuing.

  • Devon County Council is subsidising a Friday and Saturday nights bus on this route which will run every 60 minutes between approximately 2400 and 0400.


Service J (City Centre – Digby)

  • Monday to Friday evening short working journeys between Whipton and City Centre will be withdrawn, with a 60 minute frequency along the entire route continuing.

  • Saturday evening short working journeys between Whipton and City Centre will be withdrawn, with a 60 minute frequency along the entire route continuing.

  • Sunday and Public Holiday daytime frequency reduced from every 30 minutes to every 60 minutes.

  • Sunday and Public Holiday evening short working journeys between Whipton and City Centre will be withdrawn, with a 60 minute frequency along the entire route continuing.

  • Devon County Council is subsidising a Friday and Saturday nights bus on this route which will run every 60 minutes between approximately 2400 and 0400.


Service L (City Centre – Pinhoe)

  • Monday to Friday evening frequency after 1900 reduced from 30 minutes to every 60 minutes.

  • Saturday evening frequency after 1900 reduced from 30 minutes to every 60 minutes.

  • Sunday and Public Holiday daytime frequency reduced from every 30 minutes to every 60 minutes, with journeys between Pinhoe and South Street in the City Centre withdrawn.

  • Devon County Council is subsidising a Friday and Saturday nights bus on this route which will run every 60 minutes between approximately 2400 and 0400.


Service K (City Centre – Whipton – Science Park)

  • Monday to Friday morning school day variations to operate in school holidays to remove the need for timetable variations.

  • Monday to Friday frequency reduced from every 20 minutes to every 30 minutes.

  • Saturday frequency reduced from every 20 minutes to every 30 minutes.


Service T (City Centre – Topsham Quay)

  • All evening journeys will be withdrawn, however, the majority of passengers will be able to use Services I/J as alternatives.


Service X (Whipton – Honiton Road Park & Ride)

  • Sunday and Public Holiday journeys are withdrawn.


Service Y (Alphington – Matford Park & Ride via Exwick and City Centre)

  • Sunday and Public Holiday.

  • Monday to Friday and Saturday journeys will start at Broadway, as opposed to Alphington.


Service Z (Exminster – Matford Park & Ride via Honiton Road Park & Ride)

  • Monday to Friday and Saturday journeys will benefit from additional running time.

  • Sunday and Public Holiday journeys are withdrawn.


Service Red (City Centre – Honiton Road Park & Ride)

  • Sunday and Public Holiday frequency reduced from every 20 minutes to every 30 minutes, with the hours curtailed to approximately 0845 until 1830.


Service 2 (Exeter – Newton Abbot via Dawlish)

  • Sunday and Public Holiday short working journeys between Exeter and Dawlish will be withdrawn, making the frequency every 60 minutes between Exeter and Newton Abbot via Dawlish.

  • Services B and 2 will provide a combined 30 minute frequency on Sunday and Public Holidays between Exeter and Exminster.

  • Exeter based vehicles to be transferred to Newton Abbot, with timetable amended accordingly.

  • There are minor changes to the timetable on all days of operation.


Service 6/6A (Exeter – Bude via Okehampton)

  • Service 6 1100 Monday to Friday and Saturday journey from Bude is re-timed to improve punctuality.

  • Service 6A 0603 Monday to Friday journey from Bude to Okehampton is advanced to 0558 to allow additional running time and to improve connections.


Service 9/9A (Exeter – Honiton / Lyme Regis via Sidmouth)

  • Service 9/9A will no longer serve Greendale Vaccination Centre. The Service 56 will provide an alternative with a 2 hour frequency running between Exeter & Exmouth.

  • A small number of early evening departures from Exeter are withdrawn.


Service 39 (Exeter – Newton Abbot via Bovey Tracey)

  • 1950 Monday to Saturday journey from Newton Abbot to Exeter is withdrawn.

  • 2305 Monday to Saturday journey from Exeter to Newton Abbot is withdrawn.

  • 0015 Monday to Saturday journey from Newton Abbot to Exeter is withdrawn.


Service 95 (Exmouth – Sandy Bay)

  • Service re-instated for the summer season, operating every 30 minutes daily between approximately 0800 and 2200 (every 60 minutes after 1700).

  • There are some minor changes to the timetable to provide additional early evening journeys.

  • There is a minor change to the route, where the TSB Bank bus stop on Victoria Road to avoid congestion issues.

Service 222 (Dawlish Warren – Teignmouth)

  • Service re-instated for the summer season, operating every 60 minutes daily between approximately 0900 and 1700.

  • There is a minor change to the timetable compared to the 2021 season.


Service X38 (Exeter - Plymouth via Totnes)

  • 1820 Monday to Saturday journey from Exeter to South Brent will be extended through to Plymouth.

  • 1922 Monday to Saturday journey from South Brent to Exeter.



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