Coming from Paignton and Brixham we come up Sheddon Hill, turn left in to Abbey Road and stop at the bus stop. There may be passengers standing here who are going to Brixham or Newton. At this point we don't want either lot to get on, the Brixham lot because we are going to Newton, the Newton lot because we are going down to the Harbour, during the day this can take 20 minutes and there will be a bus coming up from the Harbour that will get then to Newton quicker. So we explain that. Then at the top of Abbey Rd we turn right then right into Union St along the bus lane marked in blue. We stop at the stop and there may also be passengers for Brixham and Newton and also the Harbour. We don't take the Brixham lot but all the others. Then down to Fleet St and stop again picking up the Newton lot but fending off the Brixham crew.
Then down to the Strand, driving past the stop there and round to Cary Parade to pick up passengers there for Newton. Up Abbey Rd stopping at both stops but ensuring we don't get anyone for Brixham. Then turn Right at the top and back on normal line of route.
Coming from Newton we come down Union St, stop pick up passengers for the Harbour, Paignton and Brixham. Same in Fleet St and then onto the Strand where we pick up for Brixham. Then round Cary Parade where we don't stop. Anyone there is going to Newton. Then up Fleet St where we stop making sure we don't get anyone for Newton. Up Abbey Rd again stopping at both stops bur still fending off the Newton lot. Then remembering to turn left at the top of Abbey Rd we start to head in the direction off Brixham but there is a stop in Lucius St and two stops in Belgrave Rd to watch out for. Then turn right at the bottom off Belgrave Rd (not on Map) and back on normal line of route.
Simple. Isn't it?
In case you are unsure of our normal route the two yellow lines at the bottom of the map depict the road past Rock Walk, a name infamous in the annals of bus driving here in Torquay. This is the road that is closed. Before it was closed, so far in the distant past that few can now remember, the bus going to Newton came into Torquay along this road and on to Cary Parade, up Fleet St, Abbey Rd and up to Castle Circus and out of town. The bus to Brixham came down Union St, Fleet Walk, the Strand and out of town past Rock Walk. Now that was simple.
Still, thanks to the hard work of the Devon Tree Services this road should, weather permitting be open in Two weeks. When that happens we are all going to have a big party, so big there wont be any buses running the next day. (Only kidding).