OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: August 09, 2019
Webpage updated: August 09, 2019

        

MOTOR BUS SERVICES IN OLD PLYMOUTH  |  DEVON MOTOR TRANSPORT COMPANY LIMITED

MOTOR BUS SERVICE - PLYMOUTH to CLEARBROOK and MEAVY

Commencement (see note A below)

In 1927 the Devon Motor Transport Company introduced a new service from Plymouth to Meavy, via Clearbrook village (Skylark Inn) and Hoo Meavy Church.

Original Route (see note B below)

Plymouth Saint Andrew's Cross, Old Town Street, Tavistock Road, North Hill, Mutley Plain, Townsend Hill, Tavistock Road, Compton Lane End, Hartley, Crownhill, Roborough, Clearbrook Cross, Clearbrook Village Skylark Inn, Hoo Meavy Church, Meavy.

On weekdays the departures from Plymouth were at 7.15am, 7.45am, 10.15am, 12.15pm, 2.15pm, 4.15pm, 6.15pm amd 8.15pm.  Arrival outside the Royal Oak Public House, Meavy, was scheduled for 45 minutes later.  The return journeys departed at 8.05am, 9am, 11.15am, 1.15pm, 3.30pm, 5.15pm, 7.15pm and 9.15pm.

On Sundays the service started with the 10.15am departure from Plymouth and 11.15am from Meavy.

Subsequent development (See note C below)

After only a few months the timetable was reduced by withdrawing the 10.15am and 4.15pm outward and the 11.15am and 5.15pm inward journeys.   In addition, the last trip of the the day, the 8.15pm from Plymouth, was terminated at Clearbrook.

Transferred to the National Omnibus and Transport Company Limited, December 31st 1927

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Note A:  Wherever possible an exact date of commencement of a service is shown.  However, in a lot of cases no precise date has been recorded so reference will be made to official returns to the Council or other documentary evidence to narrow the date down as much as possible.

Note B:  This gives the roads and streets the service passed through.  A road or street name in brackets indicates that it has not been confirmed beyond doubt that the road or street was used by buses on this route but it is a "best guess" based on the author's knowledge of the practice at the time.  If it is subsequently confirmed by either documentary or photographic evidence that the road or street was traversed by this service then the brackets will be deleted.

Note C:  Where deviations to the original route are shown they will be from and to a road or street named in the "Original Route" section so that the alteration in route can be easily followed.