Friday, 9 July 2010

Timetable Changes (Part 1)

Well there's a lot going on in the next month as to timetable changes for particularly my key connections I use regularly as well as the more 'main' Ugobus routes which Plymothian Transit has already covered if you haven't seen it already. 

To kick things off here is one of the most crucial of changes. Tamar Cruising who operate the Cremyll Ferry now have an extended tender on the route for another 7 years. With new funding from Plymouth and Cornwall Councils an improved service and pricing structure is being introduced to provide a much better service for people using Mount Edgcumbe and residents of the surrounding villages. 

The new timetable is seen above and its obviously to see that there are now major improvements to the service. There were often complaints on the old timetable - particularly with problems occurring in the large gaps at lunchtime. Understandable but inconvenient. Now the ferry runs every 30 minutes throughout the day - apart from the usual slight changes in the early morning for the benefit of the early morning commuters. Later running is also being introduced which could bring many new possibilities for travellers from Plymouth and vice versa. 

I really cannot fault the new timetable - its what the service always needed and now we have it! And coming onto prices - bucking the trend they are actually decreasing! Adult fares are going from £1.50 to £1.20. And child from £1 to 60p. Concession tickets will also decrease in price proportionally. 

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