Changes have been made to the First Bus timetable, which came into effect on Sunday (31st March) and which affect services in the St Ives and Hayle areas.

Land's End Coaster
The Land’s End Coaster will return to a circular route this summer. Photograph: First Bus

These are meant to be listed in a new printed timetable, also available to download as a PDF, but at time of writing on Monday morning this had not yet been updated on the Transport for Cornwall website.

The summary of changes that we do know about are:

The Tinner (T1/T2): Some journeys will be extended beyond Truro to St Austell partly replacing service 27.  Some T2 journeys will be renumbered T3 and operate the same route as the T2 between St Ives and Truro, then will continue to Newquay partly replacing service 91.

T2a: A new service operating between St Ives and Hayle. This will replace the Sunseeker service that operated in summer 2023. The start date will not be until Sunday, 26th May, however.

T3: A new service running between St Ives and Newquay, via Camborne, Redruth, and Truro.

16/16A: School day journeys on the 16A have revised running times.

17: Service extended to St Just and Pendeen, replacing the Tin Coaster. This service will also serve Heamoor, providing a 30-minute service with the 17a.

17a: A new service replacing the 19 in Madron.

The Tin Coaster: Withdrawn and replaced by the 17.

19: Withdrawn and replaced by the 17/17a.

Land’s End Coaster: The service will revert to full circular operation for summer 2024. During peak summer months, later evening journeys will be introduced. Check the date for travel as a different service level will be in operation through summer. The service will revert to winter operation from 29th September.

Sun Seeker (S2): This service will be renumbered T2a for summer 2024, operating between 26th May and 29th September only. A new timetable will also be introduced.

We await confirmation at to whether the new T2a service will provide much-wanted better evening coverage between Hayle and St Ives.