Critical Information About Torbay's Bus Network

Local Link Bus Services

Published Sunday 12th February 2017

Torbay Bus Routes is in the process of relaunching, but important news has been announced that we feel needs to be shared for the benefit of the local community.

Local bus services operated by Chelston Leisure Services LTD (T/A Dial A Bus under the brand name of Local Link) will cease operation at the end of service on Saturday 1st April 2017.

Therefore, the future of the following bus services is currently uncertain:

The operation of contracted school services remains unaffected. Please note that this does not include route 67 that calls at Torquay Grammar Schools - this route will no longer operate.

More information will appear here when it becomes available.

Contact information for Chelston Leisure Services LTD is below:

Mark King, Executive Lead for Planning, Transport & Housing, Torbay Council made the following statement:

"The operator of Local Link has taken the decision to close parts of his businesses and this will have the affect of terminating a number of bus routes across Torbay. This is an operational decision for the business in question and not a matter which the Council has any control over."

Update 1 :: 15th February 2017

Devon County Council has announced the tendering of a bus route to operate between Stoke Gabriel, Paignton, and Marldon. This means bus operators now have the opportunity to bid to run this route with financial support from Devon County Council. It will replace key sections of routes 25 (Stoke Gabriel ↔ Paignton) and 67 (Paignton ↔ Marldon). Details of the new operator and timetable will be finalised by mid-March.

Update 2 :: 9th March 2017

Devon County Council has announced the introduction of route 125 operating between Stoke Gabriel, Paignton, and Marldon, operated by Country Bus.

View 125 Timetable

Stagecoach South West will also introduce a Saturday service for route 13 operating between Newton Abbot and Marldon via The Willows, Torbay Hospital, and Shiphay.

View 13 Saturday Timetable.

Update 3 :: 15th March 2017

It can now be confirmed that the following routes will be run by DJ Watts Coach Travel LTD (Torbay Buses) after Saturday 1st April 2017, following the cancellation of all public bus services by Local Link in Torbay:

Please note that timetables and days of operation have not yet been released, but further information will follow.

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