BUS UPDATE: MORE SERVICES FOR SHERFORD
Six buses an hour now link Sherford with the city centre and beyond, thanks to new route. As of this month, Stagecoach has launched new routes that connect Sherford residents, workers and visitors to Plymouth City Centre, as part of a significant redesign of the local network.
The public transport operator has introduced a new service, with route 1A connecting Sherford to Plymouth city centre, Derriford Hospital and the George Park and Ride, which enables onward journeys across the city and to major employment zones.
The introduction of a brand new service 1A will increase the number of buses between Sherford and the city centre from every 30 minutes to every 20 minutes, providing an additional journey opportunity every hour and a new direct link between Sherford and Derriford Hospital. The journey time by bus between Sherford and the city centre is as little as 20 minutes and unlimited travel is available from £3.64 per day with new ticket options.
Service 1A will operate every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime between Sherford and George Park and Ride via the city centre and Derriford Hospital and during the evening and on Sunday and Public Holidays, every 60 minutes between Sherford and the city centre only. Services 1 and 1A combined will continue to provide a service up to every 10 minutes between the city centre and George Park and Ride via Derriford Hospital. The new service will replace short journeys on Service 1 between Plymouth City Centre and George Park and Ride and Service 2/2A between Plymouth City Centre and Sherford.
The GOLD and X38 bus routes also now serve Sherford and provide new links across the South Hams and wider Devon area. The routes of services GOLD and X38 within Plymouth will be amended to operate via Elburton and Sherford using Billacombe Road, Elburton Road and Hercules Road, and no longer operating via the A374. Service X38 will additionally serve Matford Park and Ride in Exeter en route into the city. These changes will see a number of new journey opportunities for the residents of Sherford.
The X38 will now link Sherford residents to Ivybridge, Buckfastleigh and the cathedral city of Exeter, whilst the Gold service will provide new connections for Sherford to Ivybridge, Totnes and Paignton - including to popular family destinations like the Dartington Estate and Paignton Zoo
This expanded new local network gives those at Sherford access to more varied and frequent public transport links - and provide sustainable options for travel.