The 9A to Lyme Regis leaves Seaton via Axmouth and not the same way as the 9A to Exeter or the 20 to Honiton. Interestingly, Stagecoach still advertises the "Sea Discovery Centre" which doesn't exist.
The new 9A doesn't run via the Esplanade - not at all, not ever.
Buses from Lyme Regis to Seaton run via Harbour Road ...
In both directions passing fbb towers.
There is now no scheduled bus service via the Esplanade (or even via East Walk). Best not to wait for a 9A there, then.
But belay that order cap'n!
fbb is WRONG. This needs a repeat. fbb is WRONG.
Buses do still run via the Esplanade as fbb found out yesterday evening. After a sumptuous dinner (lamb casserole followed by apple crumble and cream), fbb nipped out to the palladian columned steps of his Seaton mansion to observe the passing of service 9As
First past was the bus from Lyme Regis via Axmouth due at 1808 (1 passenger) ...
Next past was the 1812 to Axmouth and Lyme Regis ...
But what is this approaching at 1818?
Pay attention at the back! Buses to and from Axmouth do, indeed, travel via Harbour Road in both directions. But buses to Exeter still loop via the Esplanade like they always did when they were 52As. It is all made ctystal clear on the Traveline map.
How the ordinary, innocent Seatonian could discover that from any map, timetable or on-line publicity remains a complete mystery!
But, when we get to Lyme Regis, things become even more interesting.