Night Bus Service in North Devon

“I am requesting information on how much North Devon District Council / Devon  County Council pay in subsidies for the Night Bus Service in North Devon.”

Neither North Devon District Council nor Devon County Council pay any subsidies from their own funds towards the night bus service.

The service originally started between Bideford and Barnstaple purely as a commercial venture by Stagecoach.

Funding exists from the planning agreement covering the development at Chivenor Cross, from which the County Council pays Stagecoach £1,933.88 per month of operation towards extending the night bus service beyond Barnstaple to Braunton.  Initially, this arrangement applied from mid-November until end-December 2018.  It then recommenced in June 2019 and is continuing until further notice.

As a further commercial venture, and without any more payment from the Chivenor development or any other local source, Stagecoach have extended the service beyond Braunton to Ilfracombe.