Arriva adds more Bellfields buses in Guildford battle

The Guildford bus war (Buses February) continues to escalate, with Arriva Southern Counties responding to Safeguard Coaches’ return to the Bellfields route with a modest increase in frequency.

It has upped its Saturday timetable on service 3 from half-hourly to every 20min, matching the weekday frequency and the same as that offered by Safeguard. However, journeys have been retimed throughout the week so that they are now 10min apart from Safeguard’s, providing an even frequency across both operators’ routes.

Arriva is also making minor running time changes to routes A, B and C in late February, though each service will continue to offer the same level of service, starting before 06.00 on weekdays and continuing until 21.00 (A) or after 23.00 (B and C).