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First Devon & Cornwall

First Devon and Cornwall
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NameFirst Devon & Cornwall
SloganTransforming Travel
ParentFirst Group
Service areaDevon & Cornwall
Service typeBus

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First Devon & Cornwall is a bus operating company providing services within the English counties of Devon and Cornwall. It is a subsidiary of First Group which operates public transport in many parts of Great Britain. It was formed from two previous operators: Western National (in Cornwall and South Devon) and Red Bus (in North Devon). First Devon and Cornwall routes stretch as far north as Ilfracombe, Tiverton and Exeter in the east and to Land's End in the west of Cornwall. However, some parts of the region are not served by First buses.

First Devon and Cornwall was known by bus enthusiasts for it large fleet of Bristol VRT double-deck buses. These buses were mainly the survivors brought in new for Western National in the late 1970s and early 1980s but some were also acquired from other operators such as Eastern Counties and Badgerline. These VRs were mainly found in front line service around the Penzance, Truro, Newquay, Plymouth and Torpoint areas. However, the last VR examples were withdrawn from ordinary service on 9 December 2006 after three buses, VDV141S, AFJ749T and LFJ873W, worked services 1, 2 and 17 from Penzance until the last departure from Penzance to Helston at 23.05 that evening, drawing a long VRT stronghold in Cornwall to a close. A small number were retained for open top tourist services between Penzance, Lands End and St Ives during the summer of 2007. Most of these Bristol VRTs were preserved or sold on for further use at the end of 2007

In May 2009, First Devon and Cornwall completed its transition of former Truronian operations (including staff, routes and vehicles) into the mainline First fleet. This saw major changes in the area, most notably in the re-naming of previous Truronian routes and the introduction of the standard First Devon & Cornwall ticket machines into the Truronian fleet.

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Classic Boots back Devon and Cornwall pony racing - Midweek Herald Tweet this news
Midweek Herald--“We are also grateful to George Welch, who sponsors riding out coats with a -Devon and Cornwall- pony racing logo on them, which the riders will be awarded once they have ridden three times in our area. The -first- ones were given out at - Date : Fri, 20 Jan 2012 15:23:57 GMT
Boundary change 'will destroy Lib Dem vote' - West Briton Tweet this news
West Briton--Academics at Liverpool University reckon that of 18 parliamentary seats that make up -Devon and Cornwall-, one will be abolished and a further ten re-jigged. The carve-up will almost certainly mean the advent of a seat that crosses the histor - Date : Tue, 07 Jun 2011 11:06:03 GMT+00:00
THE sister of a convicted paedophile will be exhumed from a church graveyard ... - Express & Echo Tweet this news
Express & Echo--The remains of 27-year-old Belinda Day, who lived in Wonford, Exeter, at the time of her death 22 years ago, will be removed from a burial ground in East -Devon- tonight. It is the -first- time in the history of -Devon- & -Corn - Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 10:12:11 GMT+00:00
Apprenticeships bringing skills to the public sector - Express & Echo Tweet this news
Express & Echo--Education + Training Skills (ETS) has worked with various organisations in -Devon and Cornwall- - including NHS Trusts, Exeter City Council, Teignbridge and Mid -Devon- District Councils - delivering high success rates for both apprent - Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:05:03 GMT+00:00
Tavistock...23 Exeter Saracens...65 - Plymouth Herald Tweet this news
Plymouth Herald--Tavvy will be playing in the -Cornwall---Devon- League next season after Saracens made it mathematically impossible for them to catch third-bottom Tiverton. Lewis, who stepped into the job of rebuilding an injury-ridden Tavistock side thi - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 06:36:56 GMT+00:00
£50 per year cut in water bills on offer for Devon and Cornwall - The Cornishman Tweet this news
The Cornishman--About 600000 households across -Devon and Cornwall- will face average water and sewage bills of more than £500 for the -first- time this year. Hopes that the Government would offer a substantial package were fading until Chancellor George - Date : Wed, 06 Apr 2011 09:07:00 GMT+00:00
Farm and Cottage Holidays: Find a home away from home on your mobile - LatestGadgets Tweet this news
LatestGadgets--Remember too, that the cottages and farms are all concentrated in the South West - -Devon-, Dorset, -Cornwall- and Somerset. If you're doing the searching but want to show your preferred list to your partner or holiday companions befor - Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2011 08:03:20 GMT+00:00
Protesters against cuts travel from Devon and Cornwall - BBC News Tweet this news
BBC News--Hundreds of protesters from -Devon and Cornwall- have taken part in a national march in London against government spending cuts. The -first- of dozens of coaches travelling from the South West left the Cornish village of Penhale at 0330 GMT. ... - Date : Sat, 26 Mar 2011 10:47:59 GMT+00:00
POLICING in Torbay faces a major reorganisation under plans to restructure the ... - South Devon Herald Express Tweet this news
South Devon Herald Express--Mr Rabbitts, chairman of the -Devon and Cornwall- Police Federation, confirmed officers will no longer be confined to the old geographical boundaries based on local and unitary authorities, but located in 'hubs' based - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 09:03:33 GMT+00:00
Unions fear thousands more public sector jobs will go during cuts - West Briton Tweet this news
West Briton--Thousands of public sector jobs in -Devon and Cornwall- were axed ahead of spending cut announcements last year as councils prepared for severe grant reductions, a union has claimed. Almost 2000 public sector posts were lost between the -firs - Date : Fri, 25 Mar 2011 10:06:08 GMT+00:00

South Devon :
Number Route Brand
48 Plymouth - Wembury
64 Middle Warberry Road - Torquay - Torbay Hospital
65 Middle Warberry Road - Torquay - St Marychurch - Torbay Hospital
76 Plymouth - Callington - Launceston morning & afternoon peaks
83 Plymouth - Milehouse -Yelverton - Bishopsmead - Tavistock Tavy Linx
84 Plymouth - Mutley Plain - Derriford Hospital - Yelverton - Whitchurch - Tavistock Tavy Linx
86 Plymouth - Mutley Plain - Derriford Hospital - Bishopsmead - Tavistock Tavy Linx
87/87A Tavistock - Bere Alston / Bere Ferrers
89 Tavistock - Manor Park - Courtlands - Tavistock - Morrisons
90/90A Dartmouth Town Service
93 Plymouth - Kingsbridge - Dartmouth Mayflower Link
94 Plymouth - Noss Mayo
180 Plymouth - Plympton - Ivybridge
X80 Plymouth - Ivybridge - South Brent - Totnes - Paignton - Torquay Riviera Connection
X81 Torquay - Paignton - Totnes Riviera Connection

Plymouth :
Number Route Brand
PR1 City Centre - George Junction Park & Ride Park and ride
PR2 City Centre - Coypool Park & Ride Park and ride
1 City Centre - Milehouse - Saltash Fore Street - Saltash St Stephens - Saltash Fore Street - Milehouse - City Centre Ugobus
1A City Centre - Milehouse - Saltash Fore Street - Saltash Latchbrook - Saltash Fore Street - Milehouse - City Centre Ugobus
2 City Centre - Plymstock Broadway - Mount Batten Pier Ugobus
3 City Centre - Devonport - St Budeaux - Barne Barton Ugobus
4 City Centre - Milehouse - Keyham Ugobus
5 City Centre - Lipson Road - Mount Gold Ugobus
6 City Centre - Oreston - Plymstock Broadway - Elburton - Staddiscombe - Goosewell Holmwood Avenue - Staddiscombe - Elburton - Plymstock Broadway - Oreston - City Centre Ugobus
7 City Centre - Crownhill - Derriford Hospital - Woolwell Ugobus
11 City Centre - Mutley Plain - Peverell - St Pancras Avenue - Honicknowle Ugobus
12 City Centre - Prince Rock - Marsh Mills - Plympton - Chaddlewood Ugobus
13 City Centre - Plymouth railway station - Milehouse - St Budeaux - Ernesettle Ugobus
15 City Centre - Crownhill - Derriford Hospital - Estover - Mainstone Ugobus
17 City Centre - - Mutley Plain - Crownhill - Southway Ugobus
33 Saltash Fore Street - Saltash St Stephens - Saltash Fire Station - Saltash Fore Street
33A Saltash Fore Street - Saltash Fire Station - Saltash St Stephens - Saltash Fore Street

Plymouth School Services :
Number Route
48A City Centre - Devonport High Schools - Milehouse - Notre Dame School
105/805 Roborough - Woolwell - Estover Community College
807 Woolwell - Greenbank - Coombe Dean School
808 Peverell - Greenbank - Coombe Dean School
809 Peverell - Greenbank - Coombe Dean School

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United Kingdom
bus companies:
First Aberdeen * First Berkshire & The Thames Valley * First Bristol * First Cymru * First Devon & Cornwall (including Truronian) * First Eastern Counties * First Edinburgh * First Essex * First Glasgow * First Hampshire & Dorset * First Midlands (First Leicester, First Northampton, First Midland Red) * First London * First Manchester * First Potteries (First Chester & The Wirral) * First Somerset & Avon * First South Yorkshire * First West Yorkshire (First Bradford, First Calderdale & Huddersfield, First Leeds) * First York * First Student UK * Greyhound UK
bus companies:
Ireland: Aircoach
Railway companies:First Capital Connect * First Great Western * First Hull Trains * First ScotRail * First TransPennine Express (55% with Keolis) * Heathrow Connect * DSBFirst (25% Danish, 30% Swedish with DSB)

Bus companies operating in South West England

BristolBuglers * First Bristol * First Somerset & Avon * Wessex Connect * South Gloucestershire Bus & Coach
CornwallFirst Devon & Cornwall (including Truronian) * Plymouth Citybus * Stagecoach in Devon * Western Greyhound *
DevonCooks Coaches * First Devon & Cornwall * Plymouth Citybus * Stagecoach in Devon
DorsetDorset Sprinter * First Hampshire & Dorset * Transdev Yellow Buses (list of routes) * Wilts & Dorset (list of routes) * Shamrock Buses
GloucestershireBuglers * Cotswold Green * First Somerset & Avon * Stagecoach West (Stagecoach in Cheltenham, Stagecoach in Gloucestershire, Stagecoach in the Cotswolds) * Thamesdown Transport
SomersetBerrys Coaches * Buglers * Cooks Coaches * Damory Coaches * First Hampshire & Dorset * First Somerset & Avon * Nippy Bus * NORDCAT * Quantock Motor Services * South West Coaches * Webberbus
WiltshireConnect2Wiltshire * Dorset Sprinter * First Somerset & Avon * Stagecoach in Swindon * Thamesdown Transport * Wilts & Dorset (list of routes)
NationalMegabus * National Express

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