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St Budeaux Interchange

The St Budeaux Interchange scheme construction will start on February 2024 and should take approximately 4 months to complete.

It is expected to bring much needed improvements to St Budeaux Square as seen in the plan:

St Budeaux Interchange Scheme Plan

We appreciate your patience and understanding for any inconvenience and disruption caused during the construction period. We will update this webpage as soon as possible with the construction start date and keep you informed progress.

The Scheme progress so far

The work got underway at the end of February and demolition and excavation has taken place to extend the bus bay, and granite kerbs have been installed to mark the new layout. Benches have been moved to be cleaned and broken paving slabs replaced.

St Budeaux Square Bus stop reinstatement

On 14 June, the taxis will be back at the original taxi rank and buses will stop at the brand-new extended bus layby on the square. The temporary taxi rank on Trelawney Place will be turned back into a bus lane. To make this happen, there will be some overnight road works between 7pm and 6am on Trelawney Place and Wolseley Road the night before (13 June).

The temporary bus stop near to the car wash will be removed and all buses will be stopping again at St Budeaux Square.

Services from the buses from the inbound bus stops on St Budeaux Square:

  • St Budeaux Square 2 – Services 2/2A, 10,11,12,13, 43, 51
  • St Budeaux Square 3 – Services 21/21A

Scheme summary

We are intending, as part of the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) initiative, to improve sustainable transport links in Plymouth, encouraging more residents and commuters to walk, cycle and use public transport to get around the city.

Under these plans, St Budeaux Station (Victoria Road and Ferry Road) will provide a pivotal role as a sustainable transport interchange, connecting commuters from south east Cornwall and west Devon to parts of the city with employment and healthcare opportunities in both the Derriford and Northern Corridor and City Centre and Waterfront growth areas

The aim is to enhance the connections between two or more forms of sustainable transport (example by rail, bus and bike or on foot) and transform this area into an important and busy interchange.

The improvements include:

  • Extended City Centre inbound bus bay and new bus shelters
  • A new loading bay
  • Improved public realm area with better footway surface and seating areas 
  • Space for Beryl Bikes e-Bikes
  • New cycle parking
  • New directional signage
  • A new real time passenger information (RTPI) display for rail and bus
  • New street lighting

We are working closely with our rail partners and local bus operators to increase the frequency of rail services at the stations and improve connectivity with bus services. The scheme also aims to provide additional benefits to the local community and those commuting to St. Budeaux and Barne Barton by offering greater choice and accessible sustainable transport options both within Plymouth and beyond.

To help achieve all of this, the scheme is being coordinated closely with other TCF schemes including the St. Budeaux to the Dockyard Walking and Cycling Improvements, and the Mobility Hub Network to offer additional transport options and improved links for walking and cycling.

Scheme drawing

Business case and value for money

Scheme consultation report


The St. Budeaux Interchange scheme is part of Plymouth City Council's Productive Plymouth Programme for sustainable transport measures funded by the Department for Transport’s Transforming Cities Fund (TCF).  

In March 2020 we received £51.2m capital funding from the Transforming Cities Fund. This builds upon the £7.6m previously awarded in 2019, bringing in a total of £58.8m in additional external funding to Plymouth's city region.

The TCF projects, collectively, are designed to reduce congestion, improve air quality and help the city prosper by investing in infrastructure to improve sustainable transport connectivity on key commuter routes across the Plymouth city region.


If you want to speak to us, our team will be available for a face-to-face question and answer session at St Budeaux Library on Thursday 1 February 2024 between 11am to 3pm.

You can contact us by email or post:

  • Email: (Ref: St. Budeaux Interchange)
  • Postal address: Strategic Transport Team, Plymouth City Council, Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth PL1 3BJ (Ref: St. Budeaux Interchange)
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