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New bus service connecting Dartmouth, Totnes, Newton Abbot and Exeter announced by Stagecoach

STAGECOACH South West have announced that a new bus service that will provide a direct connection between Dartmouth, Totnes, Newton Abbot and Exeter.

From January 19, 2015, the X64 extension to Dartmouth will give residents direct connections to Totnes, Newton Abbot and Exeter up to every hour from Monday to Saturday. There will also be a later evening journey from Exeter bus station which will depart at 7.15pm travelling to Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton.

Michael Watson, Managing Director of Stagecoach South West, said: “I’m really excited about the changes to the X64 and being able to offer our customers a direct connection between Exeter and Dartmouth.”

A new X46 timetable is also being introduced, with the service re-timed to take into account delays caused by the construction of the South Devon Link Road and Splatford Split widening. To accommodate this, buses during the daytime will no longer serve Paignton or Paignton Sea Front. Frequent connections between Torquay and Paignton are available on the Hop12, 22 and Stagecoach Gold instead. The X46 will continue to serve Paignton at the start and end of the day for commuters into Exeter.

He added: “Our X46 bus service provides an important connection for commuters between Exeter and Torquay and, whilst the current roadworks will improve things for everyone – including us – in the longer term, they are currently impacting on our service reliability. Shortening the route to the core section between Exeter and Torquay will address this and our Torbay bus network will ensure customers can still easily travel onto Paignton.”

Full details of the new timetables are available online at www.stagecoachbus.com/southwest and www.travelinesw.com.

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