Buses in Devon

Many of the bus services in South Devon are operated by Stagecoach and the First Group.

Below are a variety of views taken mostly around Torbay, showing these services and

others of some of the smaller operators. All photographed in Autumn 2011.


Volvo Olympian / Alexander 16058 leaves Paignton bus station with the hourly 120 service to Kingswear.


Dennis Trident / Alexander 17701 heads a 12A service away from Paignton to Castle Circus, Torquay.


Transbus Trident / Alexander 18072 passes through Paignton town center with the frequent

service No 12 from Newton Abbot to Brixham.


First's Dennis Trident 32761 at Paignton with an X80 service from Torquay to Plymouth.


The X80 also sees some single deckers as here with 48226.


Trident 18076 approaches Paignton with a No 12 Newton Abbot-Brixham service.


The Riverlink arm of the Dartmouth Steam Railway also operate some services locally.

Here, Ex-Plymouth Citybus Dennis Dart  No.7 K101SFJ leaves Paigton bus station with a No 100 service to Totnes.


A classic Ex-Crosville Bristol VR open topper here on River Link 100 service to Totnes. WYU467W (Fleet No 3).


Devonia services also operate in Torbay on services 50, 500 & 501.

Here, an Ex-Plymouth Citybus Mercedes 709D N281PDV waits to depart with the 50 service to Cockington village.


Devonian Motor Services once a day 1110 Paignton to Galmpton service is captured in Paignton

utilising the same Mercedes 709D as above.


Look out for the No 500 service that serves Paignton Zoo & Broadsands. Here, Ex-Oxford

Leyland Atlantean GJZ9571 'Black Prince' passes Paignon Zoo.


Stagecoach Optare Solo No 47106 in charge of a local No 5 Foxhole service in Paignton.


Paignton bus station and a rare view of a single decker on the No 12 Brixham to Newton Abbot

service with Dennis Plaxton Pointer No 34407.


Over to Exmouth now with Dennis Alexander No 34030 on the 157 to Sidmouth.

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Budleigh Salterton, with Dennis Alexander No 33201 on the 357 service.


Sidmouth, and 34095 with a 157 to Exmouth waits at the triangle.

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Local Link operate some local Torbay services. Here, Ex-Birmingham Airport Dennis Dart

AE54HYW is seen on a 67 Brixham to Torquay (Willows) service.

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Solo CV55BAU waits at Torquay Harbour with a local 65 service.

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MV07CYG at Paignton on a local No 109 town bus service.


Finally, Barnstaple Bus Station and a rare Stagecoach 'surf bus' 16164 has just arrived,

The lower deck, being dedicated to the carriage of surfboards only.

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Stagecoach open topper, a Scania / Alexander No 15328 Sir Sidney Smith, waits to return to Exmouth from

Sandy Bay on 29th September 2011.


.......... and the view from the top as it passes along Exmouth seafront.