Wednesday, 20 April 2011


That's me behind the wheel of one of Devonian Motor Services' buses. We aren't a big company compared to Stagecoach but we go where they don't so that makes us better. That's my opinion any way. It's good to be back driving a bus again and better than coach driving.

Mostly I drive the 500 which runs up to Paignton Zoo and then out to Broadsands, coming back to Paignton via Beverly Park and Hoburne Park. The complete round trip takes about 45 mins and takes in many great views that are best seen from the vantage point of an open top bus. The 50 service also runs from Paignton. This service goes to Cockington Village, a place so old it was mentioned in the Doomsday Book and a very attractive village with a park to wander round and a historic manor house and because you got there by bus you can enjoy a pint or two in the Drum Inn (designed by the famous architect, Edwin Lutyens).

Both buses run from Torbay Rd, Paignton just near the entrance to Rail Station and only a minutes walk from the bus station. Just cross over the level crossing and head for the sea and you will the bus stop 50 yards down the road. Hope to see you all.


retired driver Peter said...

You look HAPPY, I now look forward to seeing photographs of your route and of your buses. Congratulations on returning to the fold - wish I could but when the folk at DVLA eventually realised that I had imperfect vision in one eye they forbade it.

DG875 said...

Congratulations Dave, it's been a long time coming.
You're back where you belong.

Paul Giles said...

Brilliant news, well done!

Dave from Barwell said...

This is really good news for you, Dave. I really hope you enjoy yourself once again. Do you get the chance to drive 'Admiral Blake'? So nice to see this 50yr old bus travelling the roads of Torbay once again.

Good luck and best wishes,
Dave-the-DGbus-nut now living in Leicestershire