PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD 21 21A PH0000135.100


021     Royal Parade - Plympton Chaddlewood      PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD PH0000135.100      12 APR 2010 ► 05 MAY 2013
021A     Royal Parade - Plympton Chaddlewood      PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD PH0000135.100      30 DEC 2012 ► 05 MAY 2013

021     St Budeaux - City Centre - Plympton      PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD PH0000135.100      05 MAY 2013 ►
021A      St Budeaux - City Centre - Plympton      PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD PH0000135.100      05 MAY 2013 ►

30 JUL 2017

  • Service 21/21A Rebranded as Spark. Revised running times following driver & passenger feedback.

PLYMOUTH CITYBUS ROUTE-21

      02 JUN 2017

      • Licence: PH0000135.100
      • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
      • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
      • Route Number: 21 (21A)
      • Start Point: St Budeaux, Square
      • Via: Plympton
      • End Point: St Budeaux, Square
      • Other Details: Revised timetable
      • Received: 02-Jun-17
      • Effective: 30-Jul-17
      • Accepted: 07-Jun-17
      • End Date: 00-Jan-00
      • Event Type: Variation applications
      • N & P: 2599
      • c: Applications to Vary Existing Services (3.3)
      • Initial Published: DT064C
      • Final Published: DT067

      04 SEP 2016 

      plymouth citybus 21

        • Minor timetable amendments to evening trips to provide better point to point running times.

        07 JUL 2016 

        • PH0000135/100 
        • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
        • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
        • Variation Accepted: 
        • Operating between St Budeaux, Square 
        • and St Budeaux, Square 
        • given service number 21/21A 
        • effective from 04-Sep-2016. 
        • To amend Timetable.

        31 JAN 2016 

        plymouth citybus 21

        • Minor timetable changes - but no announcement on Plymouth Citybus site yet!

        15 JAN 2016 

        • PH0000135/100 - 
        • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
        • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
        • Variation Accepted by SN: 
        • Operating between St Budeaux, Square 
        • and St Budeaux, Square 
        • given service number 21/21A 
        • effective from 31-Jan-2016. 
        • To amend Timetable.

        10 JAN 2016

        • Timetable reverts back to every 10 minutes plus all services to serve Barne Barton.

        plymouth citybus 21


        12 NOV 2015 

        • PH0000135/100 - 
        • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
        • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
        • Variation Accepted: 
        • Operating between St Budeaux, Square 
        • and St Budeaux, Square 
        • given service number 21/21A 
        • effective from 10-Jan-2016. 
        • To amend Timetable.

        20 SEP 2015                                                                                                       

        • Service 21 increased to every 15 from 20 minutes. Barne Barton loop reduced to every 15 minutes. Service 21A increased to every 15 from 20 minutes. Daytime journeys no longer serve Barne Barton. Joint frequency from St Budeaux to Plympton Central 7/8 from 10 minutes.

        plymouth citybus 21


        30 AUG 2015                                                                                                                             

        • It appears that the changes have been cancelled, or put back to 20th September as above

        24 JULY 2015                                                                                                                           

        • PH0000135/100 - 
        • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
        • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
        • Variation Accepted: 
        • Operating between St Budeaux, Square 
        • and St Budeaux, Square 
        • given service number 21/21A 
        • effective from 20-Sep-2015. 
        • To amend Timetable.

        02 JULY 2015    

        • PH0000135/100 - 
        • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
        • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
        • Variation Accepted: 
        • Operating between St Budeaux, Square 
        • and St Budeaux, Square 
        • given service number 21/21A 
        • effective from 30-Aug-2015. 
        • To amend Timetable.

        12 APR 2015

        • Services 21 & 21A Monday to Saturday early morning and early evening revisions to improve pacing.

        plymouth citybus 21


        16 FEB 2015                                                                                                                                

        • PH0000135/100 - 
        • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
        • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA
        • Variation Accepted: 
        • Operating between St Budeaux, Square 
        • and St Budeaux, Square 
        • given service number 21/21A 
        • effective from 12-Apr-2015. 
        • To amend Timetable.

        31 AUG 2014                                                                                                                                         

        • There will be adjustments to some early evening journeys.

        plymouth citybus 21


        Plymouth Citybus 21 21A

        01 JUL 2014                                                                                                                                              

        • PH0000135/100 
        • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
        • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
        • Variation Accepted: 
        • Operating between St Budeaux, Square 
        • and St Budeaux, Square 
        • given service number 21/21A 
        • effective from 31-Aug-2014. 
        • To amend Timetable.

        20 APR 2014                                                                                                                                                

        • Service 21/A: Some journeys retimed to improve reliability.
        plymouth citybus 21

        21 FEB 2014 

                                                                                                                                               

        • PH0000135/100 
        • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
        • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
        • Variation Accepted: 
        • Operating between St Budeaux, Square 
        • and St Budeaux, Square 
        • given service number 21/21A 
        • effective from 20-Apr-2014. 
        • To amend Timetable.

        05 JAN 2014                                                                                             

        • Services 21, 21A The Monday to Friday 06:37 from Barne Barton to Steer Park Plympton will operate as a Service 21A instead of a Service 21. This will mean that 08:00 from Steer Park Plympton to Barne Barton will operate as a Service 21A instead of a Service 21, which increases capacity from Chaddlewood inbound during the morning peak. 


        19 DEC 2013                                                                                                                                       


        Plymouth Citybus 508 WF63LYS 19 December 2013 

        08 NOV 2013                                                                                                                                   

        • PH0000135/100 
        • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
        • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
        • Variation Accepted: 
        • Operating between St Budeaux, Square 
        • and St Budeaux, Square 
        • given service number 21/21A 
        • effective from 05-Jan-2014. 
        • To amend Timetable.

        23 AUG 2013                                                                                                                                            

        Plymouth Citybus 506 WF63LYP

        05 May 2013                                                                                                    

        • New cross City service, which will merge the current 21/21A with the 26. Running from Plympton to Barne Barton via the City Centre and back in the opposite direction. Sunday service in Devonport will be increased to up to every 15 minutes to match the current 21/21A frequency.

        plymouth citybus 21

        Citybus route-21 Map May 2013 

        28 FEB 2013

        • PH0000135/100 
        • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
        • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
        • Variation Accepted by SN: 
        • Operating between St Budeaux, Square 
        • and St Budeaux, Square 
        • given service number 21/21A 
        • effective from 05-May-2013. 
        • To amend Timetable

        30 DEC 2012

        • SERVICE 21 from city centre to Mudge Way/Chaddlewood and 21A from Mudge Way / Chaddlewood to city centre will have extra trips in the peak time. Resources for this will come from service 21B, which will be withdrawn

        Plymouth Citybus 21


        22 NOV 2012

        • PH0000135/100 
        • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
        • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
        • Variation Accepted by SN: 
        • Operating between Plymouth, Royal Parade 
        • and Steer Park, Down Road 
        • given service number 21/21A 
        • effective from 30-Dec-2012. 
        • To amend Timetable.

        11 NOV 2012

        • New Timetable

        Plymouth Citybus 21


        12 SEP 2012

        • PH0000135/100 
        • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
        • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
        • Variation Accepted: 
        • Operating between Plymouth, Royal Parade 
        • and Steer Park, Down Road 
        • given service number 21 
        • effective from 11-Nov-2012. 
        • To amend Route and Timetable

        20 MAY 2012

        • From Sunday the 20th May 2012 Plymouth Citybus Service 21 will return to Steer Park. In March this service was withdrawn from Steer Park and terminated at the District Centre. However thanks to Driver and Customer feedback saying that the Service 21 would still reach Steer Park on the same end to end times, from this Sunday the Service will return. 
        • There will be some minor time changes between some stops along the route, but there are no changes to the number of journeys or to the frequency. Peter Oliver Commercial Manager for Plymouth Citybus says, “We are really pleased to be putting the Service 21 back into Steer Park, this to a very large part is due our drivers and customers feedback. On the back of this we have high confidence that the new timetable will work”

        Plymouth Citybus 21


        09 MAY 2012

        • PH0000135/100 
        • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
        • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
        • Variation Accepted by SN: 
        • Operating between Plymouth, Royal Parade 
        • and Steer Park, Down Road 
        • given service number 21 
        • effective from 20-May-2012. 
        • To amend Route and Timetable.

        04 MAR 2012

        • Service generally re-timed to adjust for the improvements now in effect in Prince Rock. To improve the overall efficiency of the service the service will no longer service Steer Park (See Service 20). Instead the service is to start and terminate at the District centre Chaddlewood. A couple of the very early morning journeys on Saturdays are to be withdrawn. For Steer Park the alternative fast bus provision would be either walk to the District centre or catch the Service 20 to Ridgeway and then change to the Service 21. 
        • Service 21 has been something of a success story both for Plympton and the wider network in general. Despite the improvements in traffic flows, the service is unable to sustain the high level of resource required to maintain an up to every 10 minute service into Steer Park. This together with the reality that 1/3 of all customers using the service are in possession of the free travel pass which in turn severely restricts the overall income potential of the service and upcoming substantial changes to the price of fuel used for buses, especially in the area of fuel tax. These combined pressures means that the service is simply unable to generate the income needed to sustain the resources required to maintain a high frequency service running all the way into Steer Park and as such we need to reduce down our driver and vehicle commitment to the service meaning we can’t quite reach Steer Park on the new times and levels of resource. 
        • Is the change to the Service 21 permanent? 
        • We hope not, as more of our customers move to the smart card, boarding times will further improve (tap and go as opposed to paying the driver the fare). We may also see further improvements to running times in Prince Rock once the scheme is completely finished and enforcement of the bus priority takes effect. These changes alone may be enough to give us the extra time needed to reach Steer Park on a sustained basis. Once the change takes effect we will rely on feedback from the regular drivers to let us know when returning to Steer Park is possible.

        Plymouth Citybus 21


        05 JAN 2012

        • PH0000135/100 
        • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
        • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
        • Variation Accepted: 
        • Operating between Plymouth, Royal Parade 
        • and Chaddlewood District Centre 
        • given service number 21 
        • effective from 04-Mar-2012. 
        • To amend Route and Timetable.

        05 SEP 2010

        • Sundays: The 07:10, 07:40 journeys from the City Centre and the 07:16, 07:46 journeys from Steer Park are to be withdrawn. Evening services to remain however with the last departure from the City Centre being at 22:10 and the last bus from Chaddlewood being at 21:46.

        Plymouth Citybus 21


        05 JUL 2010

        • PH0000135/100 
        • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, 
        • MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
        • Variation Accepted: 
        • Operating between Royal Parade Plymouth 
        • and Steer park Plymouth 
        • given service number 21 
        • effective from 05-Sep-2010. 
        • To amend Timetable.

        06 JUN 2010 

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        06 JUN 2010

        • Service 21 operates between the City Centre and Steer Park operating every 10 minutes during the day Monday to Saturday with evening services operating every 30 minutes. On Sundays and Bank holidays the Service is to operate every 30 minutes during the day with evening services operating hourly. Starting from Steer Park Down Road the Service is to then operate to Chaddlewood District Centre then as per the current inbound route of the Service 51 to the City Centre. Whilst the construction works of the Prince Rock scheme take place the service will continue to operate via Exeter Street to Royal Parade however once the scheme is complete it is planned to use the journey time savings to either operate via Mayflower Street, to the Rail Station or through work to other areas of the City creating a new cross city local bus service

        Plymouth Citybus 21

        06 APR 2010

        • PH0000135/100 
        • PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD, MILEHOUSE, MILEHOUSE ROAD, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA 
        • Registration Accepted 
        • Starting Point: Royal Parade Plymouth 
        • Finish Point: Steer park Plymouth 
        • Via: Prince Rock, Marsh Mills, Mudge Way, Chaddlewood - Steer Park 
        • Service Number: 21 
        • Service Type: Normal Stopping 
        • Effective Date: 06-JUN-2010

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