72 72A • Plymouth Citybus Ltd • PH0000135.164

Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD

572 • Plymouth - Looe  •   Plymouth Citybus Ltd • PH0000135.164   • 08 DEC 2014 ►11 APR 2015

72 • Plymouth - Looe  •   Plymouth Citybus Ltd • PH0000135.164   • 12 APR 2015 ►30 APR 2016
72 71A • Plymouth - Looe  •   Plymouth Citybus Ltd • PH0000135.164   • 01 MAY 2016 ► 03 SEP 2016
72 • Plymouth - Looe  •   Plymouth Citybus Ltd • PH0000135.164   • 04 SEP 2016 ► 27 MAY 2017
72 72A 72B • Plymouth - Looe  •   Plymouth Citybus Ltd • PH0000135.164   • 28 MAY 2017 ► 22 SEP 2018
72 72A • Plymouth - Looe  •   Plymouth Citybus Ltd • PH0000135.164   • 23 SEP 2018 ►

27 JUL 2018

  • Licence: PH0000135.164
  • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
  • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
  • Route Number: 72 (72, 72A)
  • Start Point: Polperro
  • Via: Looe, Saltash
  • End Point: Plymouth
  • Other Details: Winter Timetable Change
  • Received: 27-Jul-2018
  • Effective: 23-Sep-2018
  • Accepted: 04-Aug-2018
  • No end date
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  0
  • N & P Section: 0
  • Event Description:  Variation Accepted
  • Final Published: DCT120
  • VOSA: PH0000135/164


27 MAY 2018

  • New summer timetable with an enhanced service between Tregoad Park and Looe/Polperro.
Route Number: 72 72A 72B

Map 72

Map 72A

map 72B

27 MAR 2018

  • Licence: PH0000135.164
  • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
  • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
  • Route Number: 72 (72, 72A, 172, 72B)
  • Start Point: Polperro
  • Via: Looe, Saltash
  • End Point: Plymouth
  • Other Details: Introduce Summer Timetable
  • Received: 27-Mar-18
  • Effective: 27-May-18
  • Accepted: 28-Mar-18
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  2641
  • N & P Section: 3.3 Applications to Vary Existing Services
  • Event Description:  Variation Accepted
  • Initial Published: DCT096.
  • Final Published: DCT103
  • VOSA: PH0000135/164

29 SEP 2017

  • Revised timetable to connect with Service 76 at Trerulefoot Roundabout (see below). Winter timetable to commence from 28th September, where Service 72B will be withdrawn.
Plymouth Citybus 72

28 JUL 2017

  • Licence: PH0000135.164
  • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
  • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
  • Route Number: 72 (72A)
  • Start Point: Pelynt/ Polperro
  • Via: Looe,  Saltash
  • End Point: Plymouth, Royal Parade
  • "Other Details: Introduction of Winter timetable. Plus Summer timetable for 2018 begins operation 27 May 2018.
  • Music Festival 29 September - 1 October 2017."
  • Received: 28-Jul-17
  • Effective: 01-Oct-17
  • Accepted: 11-Aug-17
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  2608
  • N & P Section: 3.3 Applications to Vary Existing Services
  • Event Description:  Variation Accepted
  • Initial Published: CT069.
  • Final Published: CT072.
  • VOSA: PH0000135/164



28 MAY 2017

  • New faster journey times between Looe and Polperro with buses no longer serving St Germans, plus the introduction of a Looe shuttle service for the summer until the Looe Music Festival in September. 
Plymouth Citybus 72

2017-05-28 Plymouth Citybus 72 Route-072A 2017-05-28 Plymouth Citybus 72A Route-072B
2017-05-28 Plymouth Citybus 72B

13 APR 2017

  • The roadworks on the A387 between Sandplace and Looe have now also been completed.
Plymouth Citybus 72

route-072


05 APR 2017

  • Licence: PH0000135.164
  • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
  • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
  • Route Number: 72 (72B)
  • Start Point: Pelynt/ Polperro
  • Via: Looe,  Saltash
  • End Point: Plymouth, Royal Parade
  • Other Details: Revised route and timetable
  • Received: 05-Apr-17
  • Effective: 13-Apr-17
  • Accepted: 11-Apr-17
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  2591
  • N & P Section: 3.4 Applications to Vary Existing Services Granted Under Short Notice
  • Event Description:  Variation Accepted by SN
  • Initial Published: CT061.
  • Final Published: CT061.
  • VOSA: PH0000135/164

28 MAR 2017

  • Licence: PH0000135.164
  • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
  • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
  • Route Number: 72 (72B)
  • Start Point: Pelynt/ Polperro
  • Via: Looe,  Saltash
  • End Point: Plymouth, Royal Parade
  • Other Details: Revised route and timetable
  • Received: 28-Mar-17
  • Effective: 28-May-17
  • Accepted: 30-Mar-17
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  2589
  • N & P Section: 3.3 Applications to Vary Existing Services
  • Event Description:  Variation Accepted
  • Initial Published: CT060
  • Final Published: CT063.
  • VOSA: PH0000135/164

03 FEB 2017

  • Licence: PH0000135.164
  • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
  • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
  • Route Number: 72 (72)
  • Start Point: Pelynt
  • Via: Looe, St Germans, Saltash
  • End Point: Plymouth
  • Other Details: Timetable Change for road closure on A387
  • Received: 03-Feb-17
  • Effective: 03-Feb-17
  • Accepted: 09-Feb-17
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  2582
  • N & P Section: 3.4 Applications to Vary Existing Services Granted Under Short Notice
  • Event Description:  To amend Timetable.
  • Initial Published: CT057
  • Final Published: CT057
  • VOSA: PH0000135/164


08 JAN 2017

  • Due to the road closure above the service 73 will have a revised timetable between the above dates. This will also include a diversion from Sandplace via Morval and Widegates before arriving in Looe. The 72 will also see the removal of the Sunday service but this will be covered by the 73 revised Sunday Timetable during this road closure.
Plymouth Citybus 72

2017 01 09 Plymouth Citybus Route-072 MAP.jpg

04 DEC 2016

  • To improve reliability we have invested resource, meaning an additional 15 minutes have been added to the overall running time of the service. The service will also be re routed to serve Hannafore & Pelynt.
Plymouth Citybus 72

2016 12 04 Plymouth Citybus Route-072 MAP.jpg

05 OCT 2016

  • Licence: PH0000135.164
  • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
  • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
  • Route Number: 72
  • Start Point: Plymouth, Royal Parade
  • Via: St Germans, West Looe
  • End Point: Polperro, Crumplehorn
  • Other Details: To amend route and timetable
  • Received: 05-Oct-16
  • Effective: 04-Dec-16
  • Accepted: 05-Oct-16
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  2567
  • N & P Section: 3.3 Applications to Vary Existing Services
  • Event Description:  To amend Route and Timetable.
  • Initial Published: 0
  • Final Published: 0
  • VOSA: PH0000135/164

06 SEP 2016

  • Due to unexpected passenger demand we have added an additional journey to the service 72.
  • From Tuesday 6th September 2016 we will be introducing a 07:10 departure from East Looe Bridge which will provide passengers an additional link into Plymouth. 
Plymouth Citybus 72

06 SEP 2016

  • Licence: PH0000135.164
  • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
  • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
  • Route Number: 72
  • Start Point: Plymouth, Royal Parade
  • Via: St Germans, West Looe
  • End Point: Polperro, Crumplehorn
  • Other Details: To provide an additional am college day journey
  • Received: 06-Sep-16
  • Effective: 06-Sep-16
  • Accepted: 06-Sep-16
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  2565
  • N & P Section: 3.4 Applications to Vary Existing Services Granted Under Short Notice
  • Event Description:  To amend Timetable.
  • Initial Published: 0
  • Final Published: 0
  • VOSA: PH0000135/164

04 SEP 2016

  • 71A –Withdrawn as a summer service only.
  • 72 – Introduction of the winter timetable and the withdrawal of the Sunday service. To get to Looe from Plymouth on a Sunday please use service 11 to Liskeard then service 73 to Looe.
  • TT: Plymouth - Saltash - Looe - Pelynt
Route-72

07 JUL 2016

  • Licence: PH0000135.164
  • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
  • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
  • Route Number: 72
  • Start Point: Plymouth, Royal Parade
  • Via: St Germans, West Looe
  • End Point: Polperro, Crumplehorn
  • Other Details: revised route and timetable
  • Received: 07-Jul-16
  • Effective: 04-Sep-16
  • Accepted: 07-Jul-16
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  2560
  • N & P Section: 3.3 Applications to Vary Existing Services
  • Event Description:  To amend Route and Timetable.
  • Initial Published: 0
  • Final Published: 0
  • VOSA: PH0000135/164

03 JUL 2016 

04 MAY 2016

  • Licence: PH0000135.164
  • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
  • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
  • Route Number: 72 (71A)
  • Start Point: Plymouth, Royal Parade
  • Via: St Germans, West Looe
  • End Point: Polperro, Crumplehorn
  • Other Details: Evening service revised to stop at Trelawne Manor instead of Camping Caradon.
  • Received: 04-May-16
  • Effective: 03-Jul-16
  • Accepted: 04-May-16
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  2556
  • N & P Section: 3.3 Applications to Vary Existing Services
  • Event Description:  To amend Stopping Places and Timetable.
  • Initial Published: 0
  • Final Published: 0
  • VOSA: PH0000135/164

01 MAY 2016 

Plymouth Citybus Route-072

26 APR 2016 

  • Licence: PH0000135.164
  • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
  • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
  • Route Number: 72 (71A)
  • Start Point: Plymouth, Royal Parade
  • Via: St Germans, West Looe
  • End Point: Polperro, Crumplehorn
  • Other Details: Route and timetable amended due to temporary road closure until 27 May 2016.
  • Received: 26-Apr-16
  • Effective: 03-May-16
  • Accepted: 26-Apr-16
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  2555
  • N & P Section: 3.4 Applications to Vary Existing Services Granted Under Short Notice
  • Event Description:  To amend Route and Timetable.
  • Initial Published: 0
  • Final Published: 0
  • VOSA: PH0000135/164

04 MAR 2016 

  • Licence: PH0000135.164
  • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
  • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
  • Route Number: 72 (71A)
  • Start Point: Plymouth, Royal Parade
  • Via: St Germans, West Looe
  • End Point: Polperro, Crumplehorn
  • Other Details: Route and timetable amended.
  • Received: 04-Mar-16
  • Effective: 01-May-16
  • Accepted: 09-Mar-16
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  2551
  • N & P Section: 3.3 Applications to Vary Existing Services
  • Event Description:  To amend Route and Timetable.
  • Initial Published: CT032
  • Final Published: CT035
  • VOSA: PH0000135/164


10 JAN 2016 

12 NOV 2015

  • Licence: PH0000135.164
  • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
  • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
  • Route Number: 72
  • Start Point: Plymouth, Royal Parade
  • Via: St Germans
  • End Point: West Looe
  • Other Details: Vary timetable
  • Received: 12-Nov-15
  • Effective: 10-Jan-16
  • Accepted: 12-Nov-15
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  2543
  • N & P Section: 3.3 Applications to Vary Existing Services
  • Event Description:  To amend Timetable.
  • Initial Published: 0
  • Final Published: 0
  • VOSA: PH0000135/164

29 OCT 2015

Plymouth Citybus 223 WK59CWY

20 SEP 2015                                                                                                                            

  • Plymouth to Looe reduced to every two hours, Looe Bay hourly. Some peak journeys extend to Pelynt from Looe, but no 72 buses serve Polperro.

24 JUL 2015 

  • Licence: PH0000135.164
  • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
  • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
  • Route Number: 72
  • Start Point: Plymouth, Royal Parade
  • Via: St Germans
  • End Point: West Looe
  • Other Details: Vary timetable
  • Received: 24-Jul-15
  • Effective: 20-Sep-15
  • Accepted: 24-Jul-15
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  2536
  • N & P Section: 3.3 Applications to Vary Existing Services
  • Event Description:  To amend Timetable.
  • Initial Published: 0
  • Final Published: 0
  • VOSA: PH0000135/164

30 JUN 2015

Plymouth Citybus 088 WA56OZM

29 JUN 2015 

18 JUN 2015

  • Licence: PH0000135.164
  • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
  • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
  • Route Number: 72
  • Start Point: Plymouth, Royal Parade
  • Via: St Germans
  • End Point: West Looe
  • Other Details: To revise the 1750 journey from Plymouth to operate via St Germans.
  • Received: 18-Jun-15
  • Effective: 29-Jun-15
  • Accepted: 18-Jun-15
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  2533
  • N & P Section: 3.4 Applications to Vary Existing Services Granted Under Short Notice
  • Event Description:  To amend Timetable.
  • Initial Published: 0
  • Final Published: 0
  • VOSA: PH0000135/164

31 MAY 2015                                                                                                                           

72: Plymouth > Devonport > Saltash > Looe

20 APR 2015

  • Licence: PH0000135.164
  • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
  • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
  • Route Number: 72
  • Start Point: Plymouth, Royal Parade
  • Via: St Germans
  • End Point: West Looe
  • "Other Details: To revise the 1705 journey from Plymouth to serve St Germans.
  • To amendthe 0800 from Polperro and 1405 from Plymouth to serve Looe School."
  • Received: 20-Apr-15
  • Effective: 31-May-15
  • Accepted: 20-Apr-15
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  2529
  • N & P Section: 3.4 Applications to Vary Existing Services Granted Under Short Notice
  • Event Description:  To amend Route and Timetable.
  • Initial Published: 0
  • Final Published: 0
  • VOSA: PH0000135/164

12 APR 2015                                                                                                                               

  • Service 72 renumbered from Current service 572
  • Operates via Devonport to provide a Saltash to Devonport link. In Saltash, serves North Road and New Road, not Callington Road and Grenfell Avenue. Inbound services through St Germans follow the B3249 to the A38 at Heskyn Mill, left onto A38,around Trerulefoot roundabout. No longer serves Hannafore and Pelynt (see service 73), now serves Camping Caradon. Some services operate via Trerulefoot instead of St Germans to enable double decks to be used if required.

Timetable PDF

Plymouth-Citybus-Route-72-2015-04-12

20 MAR 2015

Plymouth Citybus 203 X203CDV

12 FEB 2015

  • Licence: PH0000135.164
  • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
  • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
  • Route Number: 72
  • Start Point: Plymouth, Royal Parade
  • Via: St Germans
  • End Point: West Looe
  • "Other Details: vary route and timetable, 
  • renumber route from 572 to 72"
  • Received: 12-Feb-15
  • Effective: 12-Apr-15
  • Accepted: 12-Feb-15
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  2524
  • N & P Section: 3.3 Applications to Vary Existing Services
  • Event Description:  To amend Route and Timetable.
  • Initial Published: 0
  • Final Published: 0
  • VOSA: PH0000135/164


12 FEB 2015  

  • GO CORNWALL BUS UPDATE - From 8th February 2015 there will be amendments to the timetables of our Go Cornwall Bus routes in South East Cornwall. This is to make the routes more reliable by adding in extra running time

Timetable 572

21 JAN 2015

  • Licence: PH0000135.164
  • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
  • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
  • Route Number: 572
  • Start Point: Plymouth, Royal Parade
  • Via: St Germans
  • End Point: West Looe
  • Other Details: Terminal point in Plymouth moved from Bretonside Bus Station to Royal Parade. Timetable amended.
  • Received: 21-Jan-15
  • Effective: 08-Feb-15
  • Accepted: 21-Jan-15
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Variation applications
  • N & P:  2522
  • N & P Section: 3.4 Applications to Vary Existing Services Granted Under Short Notice
  • Event Description:  To amend Route and Timetable.
  • Initial Published: 0
  • Final Published: 0
  • VOSA: PH0000135/164

08 DEC 2014 

  • Plymouth Citybus, part of the national transport group Go-Ahead; will take on services previously run by Western Greyhound in and around the Liskeard area. Including the 572 between Looe and Plymouth, the 573 between Looe and Liskeard, the 574 between Liskeard and Callington, and the 576 between Plymouth and Bude, via Callington and Launceston. It will also run the section of service 593 between Plymouth and Liskeard. Western Greyhound will continue to run the 593 between Newquay and Liskeard and through tickets will continue to be available.

Timetable 572


Citybus 572 map

05 DEC 2014 

  • Licence: PH0000135.164
  • Operator: PLYMOUTH CITYBUS LTD
  • Address: MILEHOUSE ROAD, MILEHOUSE, PLYMOUTH, PL3 4AA, GB
  • Route Number: 572
  • Start Point: Plymouth, Bretonside Bus Station
  • Via: St Germans
  • End Point: West Looe
  • Other Details: Daily except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
  • Received: 05-Dec-14
  • Effective: 08-Dec-14
  • Accepted: 05-Dec-14
  • End Date: 00-Jan-00
  • Event Type: Registered
  • N & P:  2519
  • N & P Section: 3.2 Registration of New Services Granted Under Short Notice
  • Event Description:  New Registration
  • Initial Published: 0
  • Final Published: 0
  • VOSA: PH0000135/164

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