Downderry and Seaton Community Bus. Weekly to Plymouth and Liskeard, plus excursions.
See Community Bus page for full details
Bus Timetable. from 10 April 2022: GoCornwallBus. See Route 75 for buses through our villages Click here
St Germans & Area Public Transport Group
Public Meeting Tuesday 4th July 2023, St Germans Methodist Church
6 p.m. Doors open, refreshments available
6.30 Meeting starts
Representatives from GWR, Go Cornwall Bus, & Cornwall Council will give reports, and you will be able to make your own comments and ask questions.
There will also be a report on the analysis of the Public Transport Survey from last year, and suggestions about possible developments in public transport.
All welcome, young and old, from the whole area - including Downderry, Seaton, Hessenford, St Germans, Crafthole, Tideford, Polbathic - and farther afield
Contact Alan Cousins, 01503 230106; firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Transport Survey We are grateful those who responded to the Public Transport Survey we conducted in the Spring of 2022. The report was published in the autumn and presented at the AGM of St German & Area Public Transport Group on 11 October 2022 - see below.
Almost 400 people responded to the survey, train and bus users, and some who did not use public transport but had views they wanted to share. What follows is a brief early comment on the results.
There was overwhelming support for a well-connected public transport system, linking villages etc to ferries, to St Germans station, to market towns etc. There was also a wish to be able to get from an inland location to the sea. Of those people using St Germans station, 60% travelled by car. 35% used public transport to get to work or education, BUT there were frequent comments about NOT being able to get to work using public transport - for many it was that there is not an early enough bus or train. Clearly bus and train users generally appreciated having public transport. However, lots of people commented on matters of reliability (buses or trains delayed or cancelled) and mentioned high fares. There were also negative comments about the lack of connexion between modes of transport.
Read the full Survey:
David Whiteway (GWR) has sent answers to the Train questions which had been submitted before the meeting.
September Bus Changes There will be a number of changes in bus routes and times in September. The 75 service will operate every two hours, but will no longer serve Great Park. The bus will arrive in Liskeard before 10.00 a.m. (0947) - responding to feedback at the June public meeting. We have been told that there will no longer be a 75A St Germans bus to Plymouth, as not enough passengers have been using the service. There will still be a morning and afternoon school bus, however. Cornwall Council are in ongoing negotiations with Saltash Red Bus to provide some feeder buses in the East Cornwall area. We will continue to attempt to get a service through St Germans, Polbathic etc that will suit people’s needs - but I fear it will take some time for anything to be achieve
Trains: Further strikes have been announced by the RMT for Thursday 3rd and Saturday 5th November depending on negotiations. Network Rails staff will strike on Monday 7th November.
CityBus Timetable. No 75; Liskeard - Torpoint - Liskeard View Here