Tag Archives : buses


Derriford Hospital bus interchange now two-way

Work to upgrade Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange is now complete. The road outside Derriford Hospital has been widened to allow buses to travel in both directions – helping to reduce congestion outside the main entrance and making bus journeys to and from the hospital quicker and more reliable. Four additional bus stops have been […]


Upgrade for digital bus shelter displays

Digital displays in Plymouth’s bus shelters are to get an upgrade, meaning more reliable and accurate information for passengers. We’re currently tendering for a new system that will deliver improvements to our 85 ‘real time’ screens, which show information about the next services due at bus stops. We plan to move from 2G mobile phone technology to […]


Take the bus into the Royal William Yard

Visitors to the Royal William Yard will be able to take a bus right into the heart of the historic waterfront site from Sunday 24 July. Citybus service 34A will be going through the main gate all day, every day so whether you are heading out for a meal, enjoying evening drinks with friends, going […]

34A bus inside the Royal William Yard

Left to right: Helen Scholes (Marketing Manager at Stagecoach SW), Councillor Steve Ricketts, Richard Stevens (MD of Plymouth Citybus) and Ashley Taylor (Transport Manager at Target Travel) launching the new Skipper tickets.

Plymouth adds new tickets to Skipper range

From Monday 4 July bus passengers will be able to buy a ticket that lets them travel anywhere in Plymouth, with any operator – not just for the day but for a week or for four weeks. We’ve teamed up with bus companies to extend the ‘Skipper’ range following the success of the Skipper day ticket, […]


Double industry thumbs-up for Marjon Link Road

Our new two-way bus link between the University of St Mark & St John and Derriford Hospital has been given the thumbs-up from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). The Marjon Link Road, which opened last September, received a silver award in the CCS National Site Awards after being […]

Marjon Link Road

Work set to start on Derriford Hospital Interchange

Work to upgrade Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange will get under way next week. The Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme, which has been developed in partnership with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, will convert the existing one-way bus link through the hospital to allow buses to travel in both directions. It will also create separate taxi and […]


Green light for improvements to Derriford Hospital bus interchange

Plans to improve Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange have been given the green light. Planning permission has been granted for the Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme, which will convert the existing one-way bus link to allow buses to travel in both directions. The scheme, which is being delivered in partnership with the Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, […]


Plans submitted for Derriford Hospital Interchange

Plans to improve Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange have been submitted by the Council. The Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme, estimated to cost just over £2 million, will convert the existing one-way bus link through the hospital to allow buses to travel in both directions. It will also create separate taxi and passenger drop-off points and […]


New Marjon Link Road now open

A new link road for buses between the University of St Mark & St John (Marjon) and Derriford Hospital has been officially opened today. The road between Plymbridge Lane and Derriford Road has been widened to provide a new two-way link for buses, which allows them to access the university, Nuffield Health and Derriford Hospital […]

Buses travelling up new Marjon Link Road

Final changes to bus services this weekend

Further changes will come into force on Plymouth’s bus network on Sunday 20 September. Plymouth Citybus is making a second phase of revisions to its routes and timetables (following the takeover of First Group’s Plymouth and South Devon operations by Stagecoach) and a number of bus services will also be moving to new stops on […]


New bus shelters for Royal Parade

Work to install shelters for two new bus bays on Royal Parade will get under way on Tuesday 1 September. The two extra bays have been created on the westbound side of Royal Parade, near the existing stops outside the Guildhall (A4) and the Civic Centre (A5). When they come into use next month, the […]


Board the beach bus to Bovisand

Beach lovers will be able to take a bus straight to Bovisand again this summer. The service 54 ‘beach bus’, which is financially supported by the Council, will be operated by Target Travel and run from Saturday 23 May until Sunday 13 September. It will run at the weekend during school term time and every […]


Tickets please! Snap your Skipper and you could win shopping vouchers

Buy a Skipper bus ticket from Monday 16 March and you could be in with a chance of winning £20 worth of Love2Shop vouchers. The Skipper is a multi-operator bus ticket that gives you the freedom to travel in and around Plymouth all day for just £4. The ticket allows unlimited travel throughout the city […]


Two new bus bays for Royal Parade

Work to create two new bus bays on Royal Parade will get under way on Monday 2 March. The new bays, which are being installed on the westbound side of Royal Parade (the side nearest the Civic Centre), will help tackle congestion along this busy route and improve service reliability. They will help prevent problems […]


Boost for bus service to Royal William Yard

People visiting, working and living in Plymouth’s Royal William Yard will benefit from more frequent buses from mid-April, thanks to funding from Plymouth City Council. A new contract with Plymouth Citybus will see the introduction of a service 34A which, when combined with the existing service 34, will double the frequency of buses serving the […]


Cleaner, greener technology for Plymouth buses

Buses on one of Plymouth’s busiest routes will be fitted with new technology designed to reduce pollution, thanks to a grant from the Department for Transport (DfT). Plymouth City Council has been awarded almost £485,000 from the Clean Vehicle Technology Fund, which helps local authorities upgrade vehicles, reduce emissions and improve air quality. The funding […]


Work to begin on new link road between Marjon and Derriford Hospital

Work to build a new link road between the University of St Mark and St John (Marjon) and Derriford Hospital will get under way on Monday 8 December. The Marjon Link Road scheme will widen the existing road between Plymbridge Lane and Derriford Road to provide a new two-way link for buses. This will reduce […]