Ahead of upcoming changes to concessionary bus travel on 1 April, Surrey County Council has outlined how disabled bus pass holders are being supported. The council has: * Worked with bus firms to secure reduced fares for disabled bus pass users travelling on Arriva, Safeguard and Stagecoach services before 9.30am on weekdays and is continuing … Continue reading
A fleet of zero emission buses has been launched in Guildford in what is believed to be the first all electric park and ride service in the UK. The county council, borough council and Stagecoach worked together to bring the single decker vehicles to the town. “Introducing Surrey’s first electric #buses through securing £1.5m in funding … Continue reading
Nine new fully electric, zero emission buses are set to be introduced on the Guildford park and ride service next month. Surrey County Council and Stagecoach have worked in partnership to bring the single-decker buses, built by Guildford based manufacturer Alexander Dennis, to the town. Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Environment Mike Goodman said: … Continue reading
With the Cabinet due to consider a report on Tuesday about awarding new bus contracts, Mike Goodman outlines plans to improve to some services, make savings and use more environmentally friendly vehicles.
Multi-million pound schemes to reduce congestion and boost economic growth have taken a big step forward after plans were sent to local enterprise partnership Enterprise M3 to be considered for further funding.
Surrey County Council has worked with Transport for London (TfL) to keep the 166 bus between West Croydon and Epsom Hospital running and to ensure the 216 service continues to serve Ashford Hospital. Cabinet Member for Transport Mike Goodman (pictured) said: “There’s a vital need to fund these services in Surrey to help people get … Continue reading
Plans have been unveiled by Surrey County Council to award contracts covering Abellio bus routes in a move that will improve services in some areas and save £700,000 annually. A report being considered by Cabinet on Tuesday reveals that nine bus companies are set to cover 22 services Abellio currently run or previously operated in … Continue reading
Residents in Stanwell Moor are to gain a new bus service which will make it easier to get to local hospitals, shops and the airport for work, Surrey County Council has announced. Passengers will be able to use the 446 bus to reach Ashford and St Peter’s hospitals and St. David’s Medical Centre in Stanwell … Continue reading
A new park and ride facility at Onslow is now open to the public, running regular bus services to Guildford train station and town centre in time for the busy Christmas shopping period. Located just off the A3 to the west of central Guildford next to the Holiday Inn Hotel and Surrey Sports Park, the … Continue reading
Work is due to begin next week* on the new Onslow park and ride, which is expected to reduce the number of cars in Guildford town centre by more than 500 a day. The Manor Park facility will feature 550 parking spaces, priority access for park and ride buses, a waiting room and bike racks. … Continue reading
New technology has proved a success in helping to make rushing for a bus in Surrey a thing of the past. More than 1,000 passengers a month are using Surrey County Council’s mobile phone web service to check bus times.* Latest figures for this year show the service has been used an average of 1,038 … Continue reading