A theory for the name is that 'Efford' comes from the 'ford', which spanned the Plym from Crabtree to Saltram House. It was only usable during low tide 'ebb', hence the name ebb-ford and later, Efford.
Two building of historic note have/had their place in Efford.
We know that First Bus is under attack from CB and has pulled out of most of its traditional services to Plymstock. See "Collusion Confusion? : Competition Contention? " (read again)
Clearly the company has decided to hit back at CB where it hurts and so started "Purple" route 6 on Sunday 27th October.
But now First play their trump card, their "coup-de-grâce".
Well, if all else fails, fbb has found an interesting potential business diversification which might help First's profitability.
Well, First are really going for the quality look with this ain't they! Looks like some independent operator had bought an old bus and didn't bother to repaint it just stuck a few stickers on. Shame on First for this.
Are First Group still "Transforming Travel", or have they forgotten that strapline of theirs?
LOL!! Oh they're transforming it all right ...