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New Safeguard Bus Named After Retiring Staff Member

Published on: 6 Aug, 2017
Updated on: 7 Aug, 2017

By Louisa Magnussen

Family-owned Safeguard Coaches of Guildford has named its new Optare Metrocity bus after long-serving staff member Linda Chambers.

Linda Chambers cuts the ribbon to officially introduce Safeguard’s new Optare Metrocity bus that is named after her.

Linda, who recently retired after 28 years of service, was the familiar voice of the company in Guildford, dealing with customer bus and coach enquiries and acting as mentor to new sales staff joining the business.

The managing director at Safeguard Coaches, Andrew Halliday said:  “This is the first time Safeguard has named one of its fleet after a retiring staff member and signifies what a huge role Linda has played in the company’s history.

“Although she will be sorely missed by all her colleagues, and many of our long-standing customers, the bus will serve as a pleasant reminder of her contribution to the business.”

Safeguard staff and their families celebrating aboard the Linda Chambers bus.

A naming ceremony was held at the Guildford depot on Thursday, July 27, by the staff and directors. The ribbon was cut aboard the eagerly awaited bus as guests enjoyed bubbly and nibbles to celebrate the occasion.

The new bus will become a regular addition to the routes 4 and 5 to and from the Royal Surrey County Hospital and Park Barn that run from Guildford bus station.

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