First Devon & Cornwall

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First Devon & Cornwall
Newton Abbot station - First 33667 (SN12AEK).jpg
Parent FirstGroup
Headquarters Plymouth
Service area Devon and Cornwall
Service type Bus services
Routes 93
Depots 4
Fleet 240 (March 2013)

First Devon & Cornwall[1] is a bus company operating services in the English counties of Devon and Cornwall. It is a subsidiary of FirstGroup.


Until December 2006 First Devon & Cornwall operated the last sizeable fleet of Bristol VRT double-deck buses in the United Kingdom.[2] Some of these Bristol VRTs were preserved.

In April 2008, First Devon & Cornwall purchased Truronian.[3][4] In 2014 First Somerset & Avon routes around Taunton were transferred to First Devon & Cornwall and rebranded as The Buses of Somerset.


First Devon & Cornwall routes cover much of Cornwall and South West Devon.


As at March 2013 the fleet consisted of 240 buses and coaches.[5]

First Devon & Cornwall operate one of the older FirstGroup fleets with an average of 11.6 years.[6] New purchases are rare with most buses transferred from other group fleets.[7]

As at September 2013 the oldest buses in the fleet were seven 1987 Alexander RH bodied Volvo B10M-50s that have been converted to open top buses for services between Penzance, Lands End and St Ives.[7][8]

Some First Devon & Cornwall bus types


Camborne Depot (2013)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 1669417 First Devon & Cornwall Limited
  2. ^ FDC VR running day, 09/12/06
  3. ^ First to buy Truronian 15 February 2008
  4. ^ Anticipated acquisition by Firstgroup plc of Truronian Limited Office of Fair Trading 11 April 2008
  5. ^ FirstGroup Fleetlist Steve White
  6. ^ About us First Devon & Cornwall
  7. ^ a b First: Devon, Kernow, Somerset, Truronian UK Buses 1 September 2013
  8. ^ Service 300 Cornwall Explorer First Devon & Cornwall

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