First's route to Tavistock has gone through numerous phases; with Tavylinx branding ...
It looks like a stitch-up; one of those inexplicable co-incidences that follow a non-meeting in a smoke filled room somewhere well away from Plymouth.
But, as they say, hold your horses. Local Plymothian bus watchers are convinced here has been no collusion; and this time it really does mean no collusion. National bus experts are of the opinion that there is no love lost between Stagecoach and GoAhead thus rendering a Plymouth pub-deal unthinkable.
And then there is Saltash.
But suddenly Stagecoach changed its corporate mind and submitted a registration for a REVISED service 2 and 2A timetable extending the Mount Batten route 2 and 2A cross-city to cover First's 1 and 1A ...
There is a game of bus timetable poker going on here ...