Stagecoach Southwest Bus Changes for September 2023

Stagecoach Southwest have made us aware of a large number of bus service changes that will be implemented across the area from Sunday 3rd September 2023. They say that the changes are mostly positive as they show signs towards growing the bus network back again, following the service frequency reductions in 2022.

Of particular interest to the East Portlemouth area are changes to the 3 (Plymouth to Kingsbridge) and 93 (Dartmouth to Kingsbridge) services which will now have a new timetable with revised departure times on all days of operation; along with additional later and last journeys. Similarly, the 92 service (Dartmouth to Totnes) now increases in frequency to hourly for much of the day from Monday to Saturday; this also now connects with the 7 service (Exeter, Totnes, Newton Abbot) which has a similar increase in the number of services.

The list of changes is long and can be found on Stagecoach’s website:

(As you scroll down the web page, click the “show more” tab to open up the complete list)

The enhancements are funded from the Department for Transport’s post COVID recovery grants.  It is said that all the service improvements have the potential to achieve long term sustainability if patronage increases.