With regret, Abellio has concluded that it is unable to ensure that the Bus2 bus routes, serving St Peter’s Catholic School in Guildford, can be made financially viable for the 2017/18 academic year.
Although a final decision has yet to be rubber-stamped, a recent tendering exercise by Surrey County Council (SCC) is very likely to result in the loss of all the contracts Abellio operates for SCC with effect from 2nd September 2017. Abellio has had to evaluate the impact of this likely down-sizing when assessing the financial viability of the Bus2 routes.
Discussions have taken place with the School over the last few weeks since the SCC announcement to examine whether it was possible to put together a solution for 2017/18 in partnership. Unfortunately, this has not proved possible.
Bus2 would like to thank all its customers for their support and will continue to provide its services as usual up to and including the last day of the summer 2017 term (Friday 21st July). We would also like to apologise that we have not been able to give this notice at an earlier stage. In the very small number of cases where payments have already been made for the 2018/19 academic year full refunds will be provided as soon as possible and without undue delay.