Arriva UK Bus and Falcon Coaches in discussions over Guildford operations

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In a joint statement, Arriva UK Bus and Falcon Coaches announced on 14 October that they are in advanced stages of talks for Surrey-based Falcon Coaches to take over Arriva’s bus operations in Guildford later this year.

This follows an announcement made by Arriva last week that it proposed to close its Guildford depot and was exploring options, working alongside Surrey County Council, to safeguard services for the local community and to ensure a continuation of services via another operator if possible. Discussions between Falcon Coaches and Arriva are ongoing. Arriva said it is continuing to work closely with its trade union partners and Guildford employees as it looks to safeguard jobs and secure bus services for the local community.

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