Just enough readership sanity to thank those who replied to fbb's appeal for explanations of the odd evenings and Sundays only service on route T.
Here is a sample of the wisdom added as comments yesterday by several Anonymice. Thanks very much for your comments!
The extension to the Quay came in the minibus era. Quite simply, the T isn't as needed as it once was and I think the remaining journeys may be tendered.
Historically the T was simply an extended K. The I, J and Science Park extension of the K did not exist as it was all fields and no roads. At one time the combined K&T was every 10 mins with T continuing every 30 mins.
Stagecoach decided to try increasing the 57 from every 15 mins to every 10 mins with Gold specified buses and withdrew the T completely. Some locals complained of the lack of a shopping bus from the quay end of Topsham and with council agreement the two shopping journeys were added back.
The retained evening and Sunday Ts cover for the reduced I, J, K and 57.
Whilst it is correct that today's T is an extended K, I would say it's more accurately the other way around in that the K is a truncated T. The T pre-dates the K by many, many years - go back to the 1980s and the K didn't exist, the T was the core service. Go further back, and in Exeter Corporation days, Topsham didn't have its own city service, the CW went to Countess Wear, being replaced by the T in 1967, but it was served by the joint ECT/DG service 5 to Exmouth, precursor of today's 57.
I, J, K and T via Pinhoe Road ...
None of this intellectually challenging background can detract from the delights of Topsham.
Well worth a visit however you get there.