TIMETABLES for buses in the Crediton area have been changed and two evening services cut. 

The 5, 5A and 5C buses now have separate weekday and Saturday timetables, and several timings have shifted. The 5B service is unchanged. 

The changes between Monday and Saturday are: 

The number 5 bus from Exeter to Crediton at 7.30pm now leaves at 7.40pm. The 8pm service is cut.  

The number 5 bus from Crediton to Exeter at 8.05pm now leaves at 8.15pm. The 8.35pm service is cut. 

The 5A bus from Okehampton to North Tawton at 1.50pm now leaves at 1.20pm, and the 5A from Exeter to Okehampton at 4.50pm now leaves at 5pm. 

The 5C bus from Exeter to Chulmleigh at 4.40pm now leaves at 4.50pm. 

Stagecoach South West Managing Director Peter Knight said the bus company looks forward to being able to “offer more robust timetables” to customers. 

He added: “It has become increasingly challenging to be able to run our services reliably with multiple roadworks and congestion related delays.  

“Roadworks and the performance of the highway are now the biggest challenge to us being able to provide reliable bus services in Devon.  

“We are working closely with our partners at Devon County Council to try and improve this for customers travelling in the region.”