Sunday, 20 July 2014

12: Newton Abbot - Brixham


The 12 is a high frequency link between the major towns of the English Riviera, serving several major tourist attractions along the way. It runs every 10 mins Mon-Sat daytimes, every 15 mins Sunday daytimes and every 20 minutes each evening. It's run by Stagecoach and is branded as Hop 12.

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Places served:




The 12 starts from stop A on Sherbourne Road:


It also serves the town's railway station, using stand K on Station Road:


Here are some ideas of things to see and do in Newton Abbot:




Buses towards Brixham stop opposite Sainsbury's on Torquay Road by the Penn Inn Roundabout:


Buses to Newton Abbot stop next to McDonalds on Torquay Road, just on the other side of the roundabout:






Buses to Brixham stop outside the Sloop pub on Newton Road:


Buses to Newton Abbot stop on the other side of Jury's Corner crossroads, also on Newton Road:


If you fancy a drink or a meal, give the Barn Owl a go.




Buses to Brixham stop outside B&Q on Newton Road:


Buses to Newton Abbot stop over the road. Both stops are also useful for Asda and Torbay Hospital.






Buses to Brixham stop on the right, buses to Newton Abbot on the left on Newton Road. The railway station is in the distance:





Buses to Brixham use stand 1 opposite Torquay Library on Lymington Road, not far from a Tesco Express.


Brixham-bound buses then use stand 1 on Union Street, outside Oxfam and opposite McDonald's on Torquay's main shopping street:

Down by the Harbourside, Brixham-bound buses serve stand I on Strand:

Followed by stand A at the Pavilion on Torbay Road:

Buses towards Newton Abbot use the following major stops in Torquay:
Stop 2 on Cary Parade, outside Palms Casino:

10 Abbey Road:

and stop 3 at Castle Circus on Union Street:

There are of course lots of things to do in Torquay. Here are a few ideas:




Buses to Brixham stop near St Paul's Church on Torquay Road:

Buses to Newton Abbey serve the brick bus shelter further down Torquay Road:




Buses to Brixham use stand 11 and buses to Newton Abbot use stand 14 at Paignton Bus Station, just across the road from the railway station:

Here are some ideas of things to do in Paignton:




Buses to Brixham stop on the right, buses to Newton Abbot in the lay-by on the left. There's a small Co-operative Food shop in the distance on the right.

Nearby is the Waterside Inn.




Buses to Brixham stop near the library on Dartmouth Road:

Buses to Newton Abbot stop over the road and a bit further along:

Here are some things to see in Broadsands:




Buses start from stand A on Bank Lane, just off Market Street:

Here's what there is to see and do in Brixham:


Timetables

See the full timetable on Stagecoach's website or at Traveline.

Here are your links for live scheduled departure times from major stops towards Brixham:



...and back towards Newton Abbot:



Tickets


The cheapest day ticket that is valid throughout route 12 is the Torbay Dayrider at £4.90.


If travelling further afield, then the Stagecoach Explorer at £7.50 is valid over a wider area. As well as the full route of the 12, it is also valid on all Stagecoach and Western Greyhound buses in Devon and Cornwall. Please note that this ticket costs £8.50 if you buy it from Western Greyhound.


For shorter journeys within Newton Abbot only, the Newton Abbot Dayrider at £3.10 is valid. It's valid on the 12 as far as Aller Brake Road.


If arriving in Newton Abbot, Torquay or Paignton by train, you can buy a Torbay Plusbus ticket, which is valid the full length of route 12.


Connections

See an interactive map of all public transport in Devon here. Maps of Stagecoach's local bus network can be found here.

Change at Newton Abbot for:



Change at Torquay for:



Change at Paignton for:



Change at Brixham for:
Stagecoach 18/18A to Kingswear

The 12 serves the following railway stations:




Alternatives

You can take the train between Newton Abbot to Paignton, which costs £4.10 for an adult off-peak day return travelling after 0859 weekdays or anytime at weekends.

The following bus routes provide additional frequency along the 12's route:




All of the information in this post is correct at the time of writing, but please check the relevant links before travelling.

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