So what is route "T", we hear our perceptive readers cry.
I - Digby • Whipton Barton • City Centre • Countess Wear
• The Rydons • IKEA • Digby
J - Digby • IKEA • The Rydons • Countess Wear
• City Centre • Whipton Barton • Digby
K - Science Park • Tithebarn Green • Whipton Barton
• City Centre • Countess Wear
T - Whipton Barton • City Centre • Countess Wear • Topsham
It is probably best not to try and understand these services, but if you are keen to do so, it works like this; The I and J and alternate ways round an "East Exeter" circular focused on Digby Retail Park and IKEA.
K provides additional journeys over part of the circle with an extension into the rapidly developing Science Park located between the Pinhoe Road and Honiton Road. To confuse us all, the K shows the same number in both directions so, through the city centre, I & K and J & K run in opposite directions.
Which leaves T!
Here it is.
An hourly evening service just like an I and a K, but continuing from Countess Wear to Topsham, and not just the Topsham of Gold 57, but to Topsham Quay.
On Sundays the hourly T runs all day!
Our knowledgeable readers will, obviously, be asking the key question.
What runs to Topsham Quay during the day Monday to Saturday?
Answer? Nothing! Or, more correctly, nearly nothing ...
... just a couple of odd (very odd) short workings from City to the Quay.
At bus stops between Countess Wear and Topsham, Stagecoach have provided a special timetable page for route T, a page not available on-line.
And, before you jump to any conclusions, there is nothing happening on the Quay each evening and all day Sundays that might justify the T service - not even a service of tea?
fbb is hoping one of his better informed readers (better informed on matters Exoniensian) may be able to explain the mysteries of Stagecoach T. The old man is baffled - it is quite a Tser!