Cornwall service changes - September 2022

1 week ago Tue 2nd Aug 2022

The bus network in Cornwall, along with all other bus networks in England have been reviewed in partnership between operators and local authorities. From Sunday 4th September there will be some changes to buses in Cornwall run by Go Cornwall Bus, as we build a stable network fit for the future.

Covid-19 impacted all public transport, including buses, and Central Government funding has enabled the majority of bus services to be kept in place. However, this funding has now been confirmed as coming to an end in Autumn 2022.

People aren’t using the buses in the same way as they did before the pandemic, and so we’re revising which services are financially viable to make sure we can continue running bus services in the future.

All the journeys passengers make are analysed, so we can be sure we’re putting buses on the routes to suit the greatest number of people we can – this means that some routes will be running more frequently, while others will be reduced. All changes have been made based on evidence of passenger use.

There are some routes which although have seen growth in passenger are still not generating enough money to run them at the current frequency. We have agreed to these some routes more time to grow passenger numbers and revenue. These routes are:

  • Service 21 from St Austell to Newquay
  • Service 22 between Truro, St Dennis and St Austell
  • Service 25 between Fowey, St Austell and Newquay
  • Service 26 from Bodmin to St Austell

These routes will be reviewed again in January 2023, and may need to be revised if the number of passengers does not increase.

The local services around Redruth and Cambourne have been reworked with new route numbers being introduced. Frogpool will no longer have a direct link to Redruth, but Stitians will gain an increased frequency. The section of route between St Day and Truro will be reduced to two hourly. All other destinations are still served to the same level as today.  

A list of all the changes is below:


Penzance to Sennen Cove

All journeys operated by Go Cornwall Bus will be withdrawn and operated by Cornwall by Kernow


Penzance to Roscadghill Parc

Will terminate at Penzance Bus Station instead of Sainsbury’s to reduce the number of buses in Sainsbury’s. Services 16 and 16A will provide a through service between the bus station and Sainsbury’s


Penzance to Paul/Sheffield

Service altered to provide alternate journeys via Alexandra Road and Wherrytown


Penzance to St Just

Minor change to incorporate school contract to Cape Cornwall

Service will run via Treneer between the bus station and Drift


Bodmin to Padstow

All journeys have been renumbered Service 11


Plymouth to Wadebridge & Padstow

This service will now run as Service 11 all the way through between Plymouth and Padstow. The timetable has been amended slightly to improve reliability

Services 11, 12 and 72/A provide 3 buses per hour between Plymouth and Saltash (Monday to Saturday)


St Neot

Withdrawn due to low passenger numbers


Plymouth to Callington and Bude

Hourly service between Plymouth and Callington maintained

Service between Callington and Launceston reduced to 2 hourly

Service between Launceston and Bude maintained at 2 hourly

Services 11, 12 and 72/A provide 3 buses per hour between Plymouth and Saltash (Monday to Saturday)


Penzance to St Ives

Journeys serving Trythal Community Primary School will no longer run due to lack of passengers

Most journeys will now run through to start or finish at St Ives

Service will connect with Service 3 at Penzance Bus Station to provide a link to Sainsbury’s


Penzance to St Just

Last journey will run 20 minutes later in response to passenger feedback


St Austell to Newquay

Service has been retimed and rerouted. In Newquay, the service will run via Porth and no longer serve Treloggan. Service will end in Newquay Bus Station and no longer run to Pentire Head (see service 59/A)

Services 21, 91 and 95 will provide a 20 minute service between Newquay and St Columb Minor


St Austell - Truro

Timetable has been retimed and now provides a 30 minute service between St Dennis and St Austell with service 21


Fowey - Newquay

Routing of this service in Newquay has been revised. Instead of running through Porth, it will now serve Treloggan and Trenance


Bodmin to St Austell

Service is being routed and retimed to serve Bugle, Stenalees & Roche, replacing Service 29. In addition, in Bodmin it will serve Bodmin Hospital


St Austell to Truro

Evening services reduced due to low passenger numbers


St Austell to Cornwall Services

Route withdrawn. The route will be covered as part of a revised Service 26 timetable


St Austell to Boscoppa

Minor changes, including last journey removed due to low passenger numbers


St Austell - Luxulyan

Current first and last journeys will be operated as Service 28 on a revised timetable (operated by Travel Cornwall)


Lizard to Redruth

Slight changes to accommodate changes to Helston School times


Coverack to Truro

Additional journeys will run between Frogpool and Truro (36A), replacing the current 46

Link between Frogpool and Gwennap Church to Redruth withdrawn to low passenger numbers


Helston Town

Slight changes to accommodate changes to Helston School times


Helston to Camborne

Slight changes to accommodate changes to Helston School times


Helston to Camborne

Slight changes to accommodate changes to Helston School times


Redruth to St Day and Truro

There are significant changes to services in the Camborne and Redruth areas

Service 47 is replaced by service 40 and operates between Truro and Redruth via St Day.

Service will operate 2 hourly between Truro and Redruth and hourly between St Day and Redruth

Evening and Sunday services are reduced due to low passenger numbers


Camborne Town

Withdrawn and destinations covered by services 36/40/46/48/49


Truro to Frogpool and Camborne


Truro to Redruth, Portreath and Camborne


Illogan to Camborne

Hourly service between Illogan, Pool Tesco, Pengegon and Camborne, replacing part of the former Services 46 and 47


Truro to Camborne

Evenings and weekends only. Due to low passenger numbers, this will run between Redruth to Troon via Camborne. Anyone wanting to travel to Truro will be able to take the T1 from Redruth


Redruth to Portreath and Camborne

New service operating hourly between Redruth, Portreath, Pool, Camborne and Troon, replacing the existing Service 47


Bodmin to Camelford

This service has been renumbered Service 96 to provide a through route to Wadebridge

The service between St Breward, Wenfordbridge and Michaelstow is being withdrawn due to low passenger numbers


Newquay to Padstow

Only change is all journeys will run a standard route


Newquay Town service

Journeys are retimed to run slightly later


Newquay – Pentire Head

This service has been amended to continue to Pentire Head. This will provide links between Treloggan Morrisons and the Pentire area of Newquay


Plymouth to Cremyll

All journeys will run through Great Park in Torpoint, providing a through service to Plymouth without the need to change buses

There will be direct links for students to or from Plymouth travelling beyond Torpoint to Crafthole and Portwrinkle


Plymouth to Polperro

This service will operate a revised timetable for the winter period

This service will no longer serve Hannafore Point, which will be covered by Service 77

Services 11, 12 and 72/A provide 3 buses per hour between Plymouth and Saltash (Monday to Saturday)


Short journeys around Saltash will now cover St Stephens because of passenger feedback


Liskeard to Polperro

Service between Polperro and Tregoad via Looe will be returned to an hourly service

Journeys have been extended beyond Liskeard to serve St Cleer, replacing Service 74


Liskeard to Callington

Service has been revised to run from Callington to Pensilva only

Links for students going to and from Liskeard College have been maintained

The section of route between Pensilva and Liskeard will be covered by Services 236/237


Torpoint to Liskeard

Service will run between Torpoint and Liskeard, serving Crafthole, Portwrinkle, Downderry and Seaton, approximately every 2 hours

On arrival at Liskeard there will be a connection to Service 77 providing a through link to Trago Mills

Most journeys on Service 75A linking Torpoint and Saltash via St Germans are being withdrawn due to low passenger numbers. Services running to and from Saltash Community School have been retained


Launceston to Bodmin Parkway

This route was introduced in 2020 as a trial, and due to low passenger numbers will be withdrawn


Looe to Menheniot via Liskeard

This service will end in Liskeard and will not carry on to Menheniot. Due to extremely low passenger numbers Menheniot will no longer be served

This route will run via Hannafore Point to replace service 72


Callington to Tavistock

Additional journeys running direct between Callington and Tavistock have been introduced following requests from passengers. This service will be reviewed if passenger numbers do not increase


Newquay to Truro

Timetable has been slightly retimed to improve reliability



Redruth - Newquay

Service 88S has been renamed Service 88, and will cover the same route with some minor variations.


Bodmin to Truro

Route has been revised and will not go through Roche and St Dennis due to low passenger numbers. There will be a faster route through Summercourt, Victoria and St Columb Major

Roche and St Dennis will be covered by Services 21 and 26


Truro, St Columb Major and Newquay

Withdrawn and replaced with new Service 93. St Columb Major will be covered by Service 95


Truro, Mitchel, Quintrell Downs and Newquay

The fastest public transport link between Newquay and Truro. Will also provide a new link between Truro and Dairyland during the day

Evening services (93E) will continue to include Fraddon, Indian Queens and St Columb Road

With Service 91, this will provide a 30 minute service between Mitchel and Truro


Bude to Tintagel

Seasonal service withdrawn, but areas covered by Service 95


Bude to Newquay

Will run via Crackington Haven to replace Service 94 and will extend from St Columb Major to Newquay

Improved connections at St Columb Major for Service 89 to Truro

Replaces evening service 93 between Newquay and St Columb Major

This service, with Services 21 and 91, will provide a 20 minute service between Newquay and St Columb Minor


Wadebridge to Camelford

96 will now only operate between Wadebridge, Camelford and onto Bodmin, replacing Service 55

Journeys between Camelford and Launceston are renumbered 97


Camelford to Launceston

New service number to replace Service 96 from Camelford to Launceston


Callington to Launceston

This was a trial route and will be withdrawn due to low passenger numbers. Passengers can still use Service 237



Liskeard to Launceston

Revised route between Liskeard and Upton Cross. All journeys via North Hill

Saturday service between Liskeard and Pensilva is replacing Service 74

Most journeys will run via Darite and Pensilva replacing Service 74

No service to Bathpool as no passengers used this part of the route


This service covers areas around Rilla Mill, Linkinhorne & Coads Green replacing Service 236 and providing links to Launceston and Liskeard


Launceston to North Petherwin and Alturnun

Returned to previous timetable due to passenger feedback


The new timetables will be available on our website soon.  

A new all-in-one timetable book, which will include all local bus services in Cornwall, along with a handy network map will be available online by 20th August and printed copies will be distributed by 4th September 2022.