With reference to the first page on the C.R.S. website, there was nothing sinister or disorganised about the “delayed” closure date of the Kingsbridge Branch. The reason for the extra week beyond the end of the Summer 1963 service was because the Western National winter bus schedules were introduced on the following weekend, which included the linking of the 105 Salcombe – Kingsbridge and 106 Kingsbridge – Totnes routes as the 105 throughout, also the deviation of some journeys on the 103 Loddiswell route via Loddiswell Station, and school journeys required between (South) Brent and Totnes on the 128 Plymouth – Torquay route, previously provided by train (8am from Kingsbridge and the 4.15pm from Totnes).
The only printed reference was the attached circular and staff were asked to draw this to the attention of passengers on notice boards. There were no goods trains during that extra week. One of the Kingsbridge signalmen saved his copy for me which was of equal importance to riding on the last train. A friend who lived in South Brent gave me a lift back to home in Kingsbridge.
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Stay safe! Bryan