SX9164 : Northbound no 12 heading southwards, Torquay

taken 7 years ago, near to Torquay, Torbay, Great Britain

Northbound no 12 heading southwards, Torquay
Northbound no 12 heading southwards, Torquay
The closure of Fleet Street makes for a very confusing rerouting of buses, and this sight, of a 12 destined for Newton Abbot heading down Union Street, certainly looks odd.

In order to collect northbound passengers from Abbey Road, the number 12 service heading for Newton Abbot, as well as making a detour via Belgrave Road and Lucius Street, has to loop the loop around Torquay's one-way system, so that the kilometre and a quarter journey between Cary Parade and its usual stop at Castle Circus, timetabled to take six minutes, probably currently takes at least a quarter of an hour and covers almost four kilometres. I was able to wander into a charity shop, peruse a few books, and saunter up in time to catch this bus opposite the church spire (SX9164 : St Mary Magdalene church, Upton, Torquay) as it resumed its accustomed route.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 February, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 13 February, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9144 6421 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:28.0581N 3:31.8610W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9145 6419
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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