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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: June 18, 2017.
Webpage updated: June 18, 2017

        

MOTOR BUS SERVICES IN OLD PLYMOUTH  |  NATIONAL OMNIBUS AND TRANSPORT COMPANY Ltd

ROUTE NETWORK, 1928

At midnight on Saturday December 31st 1927 the Devon Motor Transport Company was taken over by the National Omnibus & Transport Company.

Service numbers were introduced in June 1928:-

Route 201 : Plymouth to Yelverton and Tavistock

Route 202 : Plymouth to Horrabridge and Tavistock

Route 203 : Okehampton to Tavistock, Yelverton and Plymouth

Route 204 : Plymouth to Saint Budeaux
Route 204A : Devonport to Crownhill

Route 205 : Plymouth to Tamerton Foliot

Route 206 : Plymouth to Meavy

Route 207 : Plymouth to Crapstone and Buckland Monachorum
Route 207A : Plymouth to Milton Combe

Route 208 : Plymouth to Yelverton and Walkhampton (extended to Princetown in summer)

Route 209 ; Plymouth to Plympton, Ivybridge and Totnes
Route 209A : Plymouth to Plympton, Avonwick and Totnes

Route 210 : Plymouth to Plympton (Underwood)
Route 210A : Plymouth to Plympton (Colebrook)

Route 211 : Plymouth to Plympton, Sparkwell and Cornwood
Route 211A : Plymouth to Plympton, Lee Moor and Shaugh Prior

Route 213 : Plymouth to Buckfastleigh and Exeter

Route 216 : Plymouth to Knighton and Wembury

Route 217 : Plymouth to Yealmpton, Ermington and Ivybridge

218 : Plymouth to Eggbuckland

During the year National introduced a limited stop service from Plymouth to Torquay, which resulted in Messrs Ashcroft Motors extending their Paignton to Totnes service in to Plymouth.  A similar service was introduced from Plymouth to Exeter.

However, National's influence in the area was to be short-lived as on August 3rd 1929 the Great Western Railway (Road Traffic) Act received the Royal Assent, authorising the Great Western Railway to form its own bus company.  The board of the National Company had watched this event with interest and they entered into negotiations with the GWR on the basis that a combined rail and road operation made sense.  Both parties were in agreement and as a result the Western National Omnibus Company Ltd came into being on January 1st 1929.  The formal agreement was signed on April 17th 1929 and the new Company held its first statutory meeting on May 13th 1929.