A new bus service linking Gunnislake railway station, Tavistock and Princetown on Summer Sundays is due to start this Sunday (May 28) and will then run every Sunday until 24 September.

Route 198 will be operated by Stagecoach South West in partnership with Devon County Council and the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership.   There will be four journeys a day with buses timed to make good connections with trains at Gunnislake station.   

Rail ticket holders will be able to buy a £2 bus ticket from the driver allowing unlimited travel on the 198 that day.   Normal fares will apply for other passengers, with the maximum single fare being £2.00 thanks to the Government’s scheme, and the bus will serve all regular stops along the route.  The National Bus Pass will be valid too.

The bus will take a circular route between Tavistock and Princetown, outward via Dousland, return via Merrivale.

Richard Burningham, Manager of the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership said: “This new Summer Sunday bus service will enable people to travel by the lovely Tamar Valley Line and then take a very scenic trip by bus across to Tavistock and then Princetown.  It will also provide a Sunday bus service for local people along the route.  We hope it is a great success.”

People wishing to travel between Gunnislake station, Lydford and Okehampton station will be able to connect with the 118 bus in Tavistock.

More information is available at https://dcrp.org.uk/news/