Guildford is a hub of Christmas activity at the moment! Arriva have decorated Enviro 200 MMC 4089 (YX17 NYB) with festive images such as snowflakes, penguins, elves, polar bears and of course Father Christmas himself. They are also leaving teddy bears on board buses at random. News that isn't quite so happy for the festive … Continue reading Santa Claus is coming to town
Back in August I reported on Safeguard requesting photos of their buses serving the Bellfields area of Guildford, then towards the beginning of November I followed this up with a hint at them returning to the estate. My news round-up on 1st December covered the Surrey County County (SCC) website confirming the new service, numbered … Continue reading Safeguard’s Bellfields timetable published
Compass Changes There are a number of service changes emerging, taking place from early January, and covering routes across our coverage area. All known so far are listed and detailed on the Service Changes page, however of particular note are changes to Compass Bus' Guildford area network. The changes are outlined below, with links to … Continue reading Compass Changes & Farnborough Fleets
Personal circumstances have seen me have to take a break from the blog for a while, however I have tried to get a few bits out on the Facebook and Twitter feeds. Here is a round-up of things that have happened over recent weeks. Cardinal Buses: This company use manual destination blinds and these have … Continue reading News Round-up
Buses will operate later into the evening on two Park & Ride routes in Guildford, on Thursdays in the run up to Christmas - 15th, 22nd & 29th November, and 6th, 13th & 20th December. Route 200 (Artington) will have buses every 20 minutes from Guildford Bus Station between 19:50 and 21:30, whilst route 300 … Continue reading Additional Park & Ride journeys for Christmas shoppers
I have previously covered the introduction by Arriva of three new town circular routes A/B/C in Guildford, replacing their previous larger 26/27 circulars. The A and B in particular go up against Safeguard to the Royal Surrey County Hospital and Park Barn estate respectively. I have also previously reported on what I saw as a … Continue reading Competition to expand from one Park to another?
UPDATE: Since publishing the article this morning, Paul Simpson (@dutchPaul) tells me that one of the regular drivers has got in touch to tell him that the service has now been given a reprieve until at least next Friday 15th February 2019. The current up-to-date timetable can be downloaded by clicking here. The Watchmoor Park … Continue reading [UPDATED] Sainsbury’s Shoppers Stranded
The results of the public consultation on supported bus services held by Hampshire County Council (HCC) earlier this year have been published. The full report can be read by clicking here, however below is a summary of the proposed changes to bus routes in our area. The changes would take effect during the first quarter … Continue reading Proposed service changes in Hampshire published
Back in August, a post on the Safeguard Buses Twitter page made a request for photos people may have of their buses serving the Bellfields area of Guildford, in return for a copy of their book. On 5th October, they then posted an advert for drivers to join their "expanding company" as "part of our … Continue reading Safeguard to return to Bellfields?
Surrey County Council (SCC) have announced that they need to save a further £85m over the next year. As a result, they have launched a consultation lasting until Friday 4th January 2019 on a number of potential savings, with one being a change to concessionary travel for disabled people and their companions. Currently, holders of … Continue reading Concessionary Consultation