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First Devon & Cornwall
A First Devon & Cornwall East Lancs Myllennium Lolyne for services between Barnstaple and Bideford.
Slogan Transforming Travel
Parent First Group
Founded Various
Headquarters Plymouth
Service area Devon & Cornwall
Service type Bus
Routes 93
Web site First Devon and Cornwall website
A First Devon & Cornwall Dennis Dart SLF/Plaxton Pointer 2 in Plymouth.

First Devon & Cornwall is a bus operating company providing services within the English counties of Devon and Cornwall. It is a subsidiary of First Group which operates public transport in many parts of Great Britain.



First Devon & Cornwall was formed from two previous operators: Western National (in Cornwall and South Devon) and Red Bus (in North Devon).

First Devon and Cornwall was known by bus enthusiasts for it large fleet of Bristol VRT double-deck buses. These buses were mainly the survivors brought in new for Western National in the late 1970s and early 1980s but some were also acquired from other operators such as Eastern Counties and Badgerline. These VRs were mainly found in front line service around the Penzance, Truro, Newquay, Plymouth and Torpoint areas. However, the last VR examples were withdrawn from ordinary service on 9 December 2006 after three buses, VDV141S, AFJ749T and LFJ873W, worked services 1, 2 and 17 from Penzance until the last departure from Penzance to Helston at 23.05 that evening, drawing a long VRT stronghold in Cornwall to a close. A small number were retained for open top tourist services between Penzance, Lands End and St Ives during the summer of 2007. Most of these Bristol VRTs were preserved or sold on for further use at the end of 2007

In May 2009, First Devon and Cornwall completed its transition of former Truronian operations (including staff, routes and vehicles) into the mainline First fleet. This saw major changes in the area, most notably in the re-naming of previous Truronian routes and the introduction of the standard First Devon & Cornwall ticket machines into the Truronian fleet.

Depots & Outstations

  • Plymouth Depot (Chelson Meadow) - head office - engineering workshops.
  • Barnstaple Depot (Coney Avenue) - engineering workshops.
  • Tavistock Outstation (Longford Park)
  • Callington Outstation (New Road) - *** Closed September 2009 ***
  • Dartmouth Outstation (Little Cotton Farm)
  • Totnes Outstation (Wills Road) - *** Closing January 2010 ***
  • Penzance Depot (Long Rock) - engineering workshops.
  • Helston Outstation (Flambards) - Outstation for ex-Truronian operations.
  • Camborne Depot (Union Street) - Cornwall operations office - engineering workshops.
  • Truro Depot (Newham Industrial Estate) - Head Office of ex-Truronian operations.
  • St Austell Depot (Elliot Road) - engineering workshops - *** Closed September 2009 ***
  • Falmouth Outstation (Tregoniggie Industrial Estate)
  • Newquay Outstation (Tolcarne Road) - *** Closing January 2010 ***
  • Bude/Stratton Outstation
  • Torpoint Outstation (Trevol Road)
  • Eden Project Outstation - park & ride and Eden Branchline operations



Mid & West Cornwall

North & East Cornwall

A Dennis Trident 2/East Lancs Myllennium Lolyne branded for the 81 "Tamar Link" service, in Plymouth.

North Devon

South Devon

One of the Volvo B6BLE/Wrightbus vehicles used on "Tavy Linx" service 86.
One of the ex-First London Plaxton Presidents branded for the 93 "Mayflower Link" service.
A Plaxton Beaver in service in Plymouth.
Number Route Brand
48 Plymouth - Wembury
64 Middle Warberry Road - Torquay - Torbay Hospital
65 Middle Warberry Road - Torquay - St Marychurch - Torbay Hospital
76 Plymouth - Callington - Launceston morning & afternoon peaks
83 Plymouth - Milehouse -Yelverton - Bishopsmead - Tavistock Tavy Linx
84 Plymouth - Mutley Plain - Derriford Hospital - Yelverton - Whitchurch - Tavistock Tavy Linx
86 Plymouth - Mutley Plain - Derriford Hospital - Bishopsmead - Tavistock Tavy Linx
87/87A Tavistock - Bere Alston / Bere Ferrers
89 Tavistock - Manor Park - Courtlands - Tavistock - Morrisons
90/90A Dartmouth Town Service
93 Plymouth - Kingsbridge - Dartmouth Mayflower Link
94 Plymouth - Noss Mayo
180 Plymouth - Plympton - Ivybridge
X80 Plymouth - Ivybridge - South Brent - Totnes - Paignton - Torquay Riviera Connection
X81 Torquay - Paignton - Totnes Riviera Connection


Number Route Brand
PR1 City Centre - George Junction Park & Ride Park and ride
PR2 City Centre - Coypool Park & Ride Park and ride
1 City Centre - Milehouse - Saltash Fore Street - Saltash St Stephens - Saltash Fore Street - Milehouse - City Centre Ugobus
1A City Centre - Milehouse - Saltash Fore Street - Saltash Latchbrook - Saltash Fore Street - Milehouse - City Centre Ugobus
2 City Centre - Plymstock Broadway - Mount Batten Pier Ugobus
3 City Centre - Devonport - St Budeaux - Barne Barton Ugobus
4 City Centre - Milehouse - Keyham Ugobus
5 City Centre - Lipson Road - Mount Gold Ugobus
6 City Centre - Oreston - Plymstock Broadway - Elburton - Staddiscombe - Goosewell Holmwood Avenue - Staddiscombe - Elburton - Plymstock Broadway - Oreston - City Centre Ugobus
7 City Centre - Crownhill - Derriford Hospital - Woolwell Ugobus
11 City Centre - Mutley Plain - Peverell - St Pancras Avenue - Honicknowle Ugobus
12 City Centre - Prince Rock - Marsh Mills - Plympton - Chaddlewood Ugobus
13 City Centre - Plymouth railway station - Milehouse - St Budeaux - Ernesettle Ugobus
15 City Centre - Crownhill - Derriford Hospital - Estover - Mainstone Ugobus
17 City Centre - - Mutley Plain - Crownhill - Southway Ugobus
33 Saltash Fore Street - Saltash St Stephens - Saltash Fire Station - Saltash Fore Street
33A Saltash Fore Street - Saltash Fire Station - Saltash St Stephens - Saltash Fore Street
A Plymouth Park & Ride Alexander Dennis Enviro400.

Plymouth School Services

Number Route
48A City Centre - Devonport High Schools - Milehouse - Notre Dame School
105/805 Roborough - Woolwell - Estover Community College
807 Woolwell - Greenbank - Coombe Dean School
808 Peverell - Greenbank - Coombe Dean School
809 Peverell - Greenbank - Coombe Dean School

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