New company, Jackett Coaches, took over the operation of the 87/A, from Tavistock to Bere Alston and Bere Ferrers last week. The company, owned by Trevellyan Jackett, took over from First Devon and Cornwall's Tavistock depot on May 23rd using Dennis Dart MPD, BX54 DLD, and Mercedes Vario R810 HWS. The Dart was new to Travel London, and has been converted from duel door to single door before starting work at Jackett. The Vario has come from Andybus in Chippenham as one of a batch of four new to the company. I believe the timetable has been kept the same as when First were running it, to simplify the transition process, so less people would be confused about the new service. From what I've heard the service has been doing very well over the past couple of weeks. Of course in these tough times it can't be an easy feat to start a bus company from scratch, so Mr Jackett certainly deserves praise for being so brave, and hopefully the locals will support him in this venture!
If you'd like a look at their website, you can find it at http://jacketts.net/home.htm
Photos once again come with thanks from Tom Pearce.