More Change This Weekend
The big changes starting this coming weekend revolves round current Stagecoach routes 56 and 58.
Here is an extract from the timetable of the 56. The service runs hourly to the airport from St Davids Station in Exeter. It appears on the departure screens on the station platforms and is verbally announce over the loudspeaker system, After the airport the main daytime service continues via Woodbury Salterton to Exmouth.
A replacement service (fyon't laugh) is offered to the villages between Airport and Exmouth.
And what of the 58?
To cmpensate for this reduction and the withdrawal of the 56 ...
So what has happend to the service to the airport.
Weirdly amazing! It runs every 20 minutes instead of the hourly 56!
Service 4 and 4A now start fromn St Davids railway station and form a tten minute frequency replacement for the Honiton Road (RED) Park and Ride which is withdrawn. It is not clear whether the 4/4A buses will run into the P&R site or stop less conveniently on the main road.
There is one other oddity.
Stagecoach are running a "commuter" service between Pinhoe Station (trains by First Rail, bus sponsored by First) and the little used airport.
It is true that light industrial and office developments (also fbb's abortive attempts to get his cataracts removed) have burgeoned around th airport.,