Jackie Hook (was Brodie)

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Bus Services 70/77 and 88 – Changes Proposed

by jackiebrodie on 29 April, 2018

Proposals currently being considered by the Stagecoach bus company could well mean significant changes to the bus service here in Newton Abbot. Route and pricing changes are proposed. More information is available on the Stagecoach webpage https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/south-west/newton-abbot-consultation .
Let them know your views by email on torquay@stagecoachbus.com
Or by letter to Stagecoach, RegentClose, Torquay. TQ2 7AN , by 18th May Your views are important!
The proposed changes affect routes 70/77, 13 and 88.
Stagecoach say that “New housing developments and changing travel patterns means we have an opportunity to review these services to ensure they meet your current and future travel needs.”
Stagecoach are particularly interested in finding out the following:
•Where residents of Highweek, Mile End and Buckland would like to travel to
•Are there any other links we should be incorporating?
Any changes to the timetables will take effect from 8 July (route 88) and 22 July (routes 13, 70/77).
Route 70/77 and 88 proposals: Newton Abbot – Ashburton – Totnes
In Stagecoach’s words,
“In 2013 the frequency between Newton Abbot and Ashburton was increased to every 30 minutes. This was supported through funding generated by the Lemon Grove development. The funding will cease in July and, unfortunately, as we have not seen a significant increase in passenger numbers to maintain a half hourly frequency, the service will revert to an hourly frequency from 8 July.
From 22 July, we propose to incorporate the 70/77 route into the 88 to create new links to Newton Abbot Station and a cross-town service that would run every 30 minutes between Buckland and Mile End. “

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