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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.

St Budeaux Square overnight road closures during construction from 22 April – 9 May

A series of overnight road closures are coming up as the St Budeaux Square improvement scheme hits a crucial phase.

TCF ST Budeaux Road closure

From Monday 22 April, Wolseley Road will close southbound for four nights until Thursday 25 April.

This is to enable the contractors South West Highways to carry out work to extend the bus bay safely as well as realigning the road and building new road islands to realign with new kerbs.

Wolseley Road will close from the junction of Trelawney Avenue to the Fletemoor Road junction. The right-turn into Barne Barton is also expected to be closed.

Bus services 2, 2A, 10, 11, 12, 21, 21A, 43 and 51 that would normally use this section of Wolseley Road southbound will be diverted from 7pm via Victoria Road, Peters Park Lane, Weston Mill Road, Fletemoor Road and then resume the normal route.

There will be a signposted diversion route mainly for HGVs via the A38, but smaller vehicles will be able to use, shorter local routes.

On Friday 26 April and Monday and Tuesday 29 and 30 April, Fletemoor Road will be closed overnight at its junction with Wolseley Road, with diversions in place.

From Tuesday 7 May until Thursday 9 May, Wolseley Road will again be closed overnight, with the same diversions as before, but with an additional restriction at Fletemoor Road.

The Scheme progress so far

The work got underway at the end of February and so far, benches have been moved to be cleaned, new kerbing is being laid and broken paving slabs replaced, and excavation has started to extend the bus bay.

St Budeaux Square taxi rank and bus stops changes during construction from 5 March

From 5 March 2024, St Budeaux Square inbound bus stops and taxi rank will be suspended temporarily while works are under way to improve the bus bay and provide a new loading bay. Two temporary bus stops (see table for the bus services) and a taxi rank (on Trelawney Place) will be provided to replace them.

There will be signs to the temporary taxi rank and markings to show an operational taxi rank on Trelawney Place.

Information about the temporary taxi rank and bus stop locations and bus services operating during construction period:

Bus Services (all City Centre bound unless specified otherwise) Bus stop name Location
13, 21 and 21A Temporary bus stop 1 St Budeaux taxi rank, Wolseley Road
2, 2A, 10, 11, 12, 12A, 12D, 21, 21A, 43, 51, 107* and 118* Temporary bus stop 2 Near car wash opposite Lidl supermarket, Wolseley Road
2, 2A, 10, 11, 12, 12A, and 12D St Paul’s Church (Google maps) Pemros Road
43, 51, 107* and 118* Victoria Road Library (Google maps) Victoria Road
13 Tamerton Avenue (Google maps) Fletemoor Road

*school term only

Map showing temporary bus stop and taxi rank locations during St Budeaux interchange construction works

At the end of construction, the taxi rank will be reinstated on the square and the temporary rank on Trelawney Place will be reverted back to a bus lane.

New bus shelters will be installed on St Budeaux Square as part of the construction project.

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)