Free Tamar Shuttle service for pedestrians, cyclists and mobility scooters
The contract to resurface the Tamar Bridge began as scheduled on 1st April. During the past few days the contractor, VolkerLaser, have been making final preparations to install traffic management to allow the works to proceed.
Three traffic lanes will be kept open throughout the scheme, at peak travel times, to help minimise disruption to bridge users, with the south cantilever used as an additional traffic lane when necessary. This means that the south cantilever will be closed to pedestrians, cyclists and mobility scooter users from the evening of Tuesday, 1st June 2021. It will then remain closed until the completion of the project in September.
To ensure pedestrian, mobility scooter and cycle users can safely and quickly travel between the two sides of the river, we shall be providing two free shuttle services linking St Budeaux (Plymouth) and Saltash.
For ease and convenience, we have partnered with Plymouth Citybus to introduce a new free single and double decker bus shuttle. Pedestrians, cyclists and mobility scooters (Class 1 and 2) can easily access the buses which are fitted with lowerable access ramps.
There is also a free ‘on-demand’ mini-bus service which will run daily between 06:30 and 18:30hrs. Customers will be able to speak to the driver to arrange a trip using special intercoms located on each side of the bridge.
Covid-19 social distancing requirements will be in place in both mini-bus and Plymouth Citybus and Roselyn Coach services, and passengers will be required to wear face coverings in line with Government guidance
Single and double decker shuttle (provided in partnership by Plymouth Citybus and Roselyn Coaches of Cornwall)
Provided 24hrs a day, 7 days a week
Scheduled service for pedestrians, cycles and mobility scooter (Class 1 & 2)
Approx. 15min service between 6:00am and 9:00pm (mon-sun)
Approx. 30min service overnight (mon-sun)
Further information can be found at www.plymouthcitybus.co.uk or via Plymouth Citybus’s Customer Experience team on 01752 662271
Mini-bus shuttle (provided by VolkerLaser and Chevron)
Operating between 6:30am and 6:30pm (7 days a week) as an ‘on demand’ service for pedestrians, cycles and mobility scooters (Class 1, 2 and 3).
Customers can will be able to request a minibus using special intercoms allowing you to speak direct with the drivers.
Intercoms are located at the Pemros Road roundabout, St Budeaux on the Plymouth side of the river and on North Road footpath opposite the on the road leading to the Tamar Bridge on the Saltash side.
Please contact 01752 361577 for further information.