Barnstaple launch of �1 million bus service

STAGECOACH unveiled its new-look fleet of buses in Barnstaple Square today (Tuesday) The 12 low-floor easy access Trident vehicles represent a �1 million investment for the flagship North Devon service. Route 21 has been renamed the North Devon Wave and h

STAGECOACH unveiled its new-look fleet of buses in Barnstaple Square today (Tuesday)

The 12 low-floor easy access Trident vehicles represent a �1 million investment for the flagship North Devon service.

Route 21 has been renamed the North Devon Wave and has been extended to serve North Devon District Hospital.

An exciting new livery takes its inspiration from the sea.


You may also want to watch:


The re-launch represents Stagecoach South West's continued commitment to improving and developing its services.

Managing director Michelle Hargreaves said: "We are really excited to be able to offer our customers both better buses and an exciting new identity. I hope everybody will want to jump on board and ride 'the Wave.'"

Most Read

The North Devon Wave will serve Barnstaple, Bideford, East-the-Water, Westward Ho! (21) and Appledore (21A).

The service operates six days a week from early morning to late evening with a frequency of up to 15 minutes.

At the launch in Barnstaple Square, Mrs Hargreaves presented a cheque for �1,000 to Martin Cox, the coxswain of Ilfracombe RNLI.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter