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Book your fright night late night bus - it's only a fiver!

25 October 2022
Halloween night bus graphic
Halloween night bus graphic

Out on fright night? Take the late night Saturday night bus to get home safely for a beastly fiver.

Halloween is fast approaching and chances are a few folk will be out and about being ghoulish and ghastly on the Saturday before, which is set to be a key date for clubs and pubs.

Halloween has become one of the busiest nights for the city and to help people get home on Saturday we’re reminding people there’s a night bus which runs three routes from Derry’s Cross.

The routes are:

  • Route 1 is Devonport – St Budeaux – Ernesettle – Whitleigh – Southway – Crownhill – Peverell – Mutley
  • Route 2 is St Judes – Alexandra Road – Lipson – Embankment – Woodford – Chaddlewood – Ridgeway – Merafield – Haye Road – Elburton – Plymstock – Cattedown
  • Route 3 is Mutley – Lower Compton – Higher Compton – Deer Park – Lower Eggbuckland – Leigham – Estover – Derriford – Woolwell – Crownhill – Manadon – Ham – North Prospect

The buses run at midnight, 2am and 4am. To complicate things, the clocks go back that night. This means the midnight service will go at 12 (before the clocks change), 2am and 4am after the clocks go back at 1.59am.

Plan your journey home by booking online in advance here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/plymouth-city-council-54258558723

A flat fare of £5 (we’ve managed to reduce the cost) will be charged for all trips. Tickets can also be purchased on the night through the website, but only if there are spaces available.

Security staff – with body cameras – are on the buses for the safety of all passengers and to make sure there’s no unruly behaviour as well as recording who is getting on the bus.

Councillor Rebecca Smith, chair of the Violence Against Women and Girls Commission said: “With a bit of planning ahead people can go out next Saturday night, have some Halloween fun and get home safely. We’ve reduced the price so it’s only £5. If there is not enough interest in these services, they will not run next year – so please use them!”

The service has been made possible thanks to funding from the Home Office’s Safer Streets 4 initiative, which focuses on interventions aimed at tackling neighbourhood crime, anti-social behaviour and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), enhancing the safety of public spaces for all.

The University of Plymouth, Plymouth City Council and Devon and Cornwall Police secured just over £670,000 for projects to help Plymouth’s residents feel safer.