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Reduced Fares, Enhanced Sunday Service And Extra Peak-time Trips From Safeguard Coaches

Published on: 19 Dec, 2015
Updated on: 19 Dec, 2015

Reduced fares, enhanced Sunday services and added peak-time journeys are being introduced by family-owned, award winning and long established Safeguard Coaches of Guildford.

Its new bus timetable for services to Park Barn, Woodbridge Hill and the Royal Surrey County Hospital comes into effect on January 10 and is a response to customer demand.

Safeguard has made changes to its services due to customer demand

Safeguard has made changes to its services due to customer demand.

Key among the changes will be direct journeys on Sundays from the town to the Royal Surrey County Hospital via Guildford Park for the first time in 28 years.

Park Barn will benefit from six buses every hour on Sundays compared to the present three. Additional weekday peak-time journeys will also be added along with earlier journeys, particularly on Sundays.

At the same time the firm, which won Gold and Bronze at the UK Bus Awards last month, will also reduce the price of weekly and monthly tickets bought online to as little as £10.

Child and short journey fares will also be reduced and a new 10-trip saver ticket will be launched.

Safeguard Coaches’ managing director Andrew Halliday said: “We have responded to the growing demand for hassle-free and sustainable travel on Sundays by adding lots more journeys and creating new travel opportunities.

“The direct Sunday journeys from the town centre to the hospital will also give the residents of Guildford Park a Sunday service for the first time in 28 years.

“We expect that the additional services and even better value fares will encourage workers and shoppers to use our buses, particularly at times when there is significant traffic congestion in and around Guildford.”

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With significant traffic congestion in and around Guildford, why not hop on a bus!

Christmas timetable:

For the third year running Safeguard will offer a frequent Boxing Day service on Saturday. December 26, with buses running every 20 minutes during shopping hours.

Copies of the timetable are available on Safeguard buses, at Guildford Friary Bus Station and at

Safeguard will run to the normal timetable up to Wednesday, December 23. There will be no service on Christmas Day. A Saturday timetable will run on the following dates:

  • Thursday, December 24
  • Tuesday, December 29
  • Wednesday, December 30
  • Thursday, December 31

A Sunday timetable will run on Sunday, December 27, and Friday, January 1.

The normal timetable will resume on Saturday, January 2.

Family owned Safeguard Coaches have been running services in Guildford since 1924.

Safeguard Coaches is a family owned company established in Guildford in 1924. It has provided bus services in the west of Guildford since 1927 and has served the Westborough and Park Barn areas since they were built.

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Responses to Reduced Fares, Enhanced Sunday Service And Extra Peak-time Trips From Safeguard Coaches

  1. Bernard Parke Reply

    December 20, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Safeguard has survived for over 90 years by listening to the people of Guildford and providing a service that they have requested.

    Perhaps others can learn this lesson and act accordingly before it is too late!

  2. Brian Holt Reply

    December 22, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    We would all like an excellent bus service in Guildford like the one provided by Safeguard.

    The Worplesdon Road, through Stoughton, service [not Safeguard Coaches] has the hourly Woking bus service – if it turns up.

    Most days you will see a broken-down bus somewhere in the local area and the buses are dirty at times.

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