Our mission is to keep you safe when travelling on our coaches
During this recent period when many of our activities have been curtailed, we have continued to provide local bus services in Guildford and have gained valuable experience of providing transport services in the COVID-19 era. We are ready and waiting for when our valued coach hire customers want to travel again, and want to assure you that Farnham Coaches will have done everything reasonable to protect its customers.
Our coaches will be deep cleaned every day before they start service and often again during the day as well. We are already using new, highly effective anti-virus techniques such as virucidal fog on our local buses as part of our regime to combat COVID-19 and will be doing the same on our coaches. The virucidal fog also permeates the entire vehicle air-conditioning system to reduce the chance of any infection recirculating.
Drivers clean touchpoints and exposed surfaces throughout the day, again something that we're already dong on our bsues. We'll be providing our coach drivers with appropriate PPE. As a further protection we already temperature-test every driver when he/she reports for work.
You being safe and comfortable means everything to us, so you'll see some new advice displayed on our coaches. By taking a few precautions you can help us keep you, our drivers and other customers safe too.
We'll ask that you wash your hands before baording the coach, bring hand sanitiser if you can, and wash your hands again after you get off the coach too. Wear a face covering when on board unless you have a medical reason not to do so. Hand sanitiser will be available on board for customer use.
Listen for advice from our drivers as to boarding and alighting from the coach (eg: fill from the back of the coach first) to mainain social distancing rules as much as possible. Whenever practical, our drivers will get off the coach prior to cutomers boarding and alighting to help with social distancing. And when waiting to board keep your distance from others as long as it is safe and practical to do so.
Unless all passengers are part of a (single school or similar) 'bubble' we ask that you follow these guidelines: when you're on board, space out and sit apart, except when you are travelling with someone you live with. To reassure and protect you, our drivers and our other passengers, you'll see that some seats canot be used. Take a look around and see if you can give yourself more room by moving seats.
To reduce the risk of cross-contamination please don't drop litter and be sure to take all your personal belongings with you when you leave the coach. Your driver will provide a bin bag for your use if required which will be sealed and dispoted of appropriately. Please do not use the overhad luggage racks but rather place personal items on the floor, enusirng of course that the gangway is kept clear, or in the underfloor luggage lockers if directed to do so by your driver. Only handle your own items of luggage.
We are risk-assessing all of our transport activities in the light of COVID-19 and will be pleased to share the resuls of these assessments with our customers. Please let us know if you'd like more information - we will be pleased to oblige.
If you'd like to talk to us about any of the above aspects or discuss your upcoming travel plans please call us on 01252 724010 (office hours) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Farnham Coaches prides itself on delivering safe and efficient coach transport to thousands of customers every year. With an exemplary safety record and reputation, we are proud to be associated with BUSK. Transporting children safely by coach does not ‘just happen’ – it is founded on expert managerial and engineering skills, experienced and knowledgeable drivers and a deep commitment to ‘doing the job right’ and we are pleased to offer all these attributes and more.
Management contact: Jane Newman
Established since: 1946
Fleet: Fleet of 28 coaches with a seating capacity from 33 to 70.
Drivers: Farnham Coaches employ 50 full time drivers.
Training: Drivers are trained in on-going CPC modules and have completed training in customer care, defensive driving techniques, road transport law including drivers’ hours regulations, safety, vehicle mechanics and safe/efficient operation etc.
Maintenance: In house maintenance is carried out in two purpose built workshop facilities carried out by highly trained and experienced commercial vehicle mechanics and managed by Engineer Manager Brett Lambley. Vehicles are safety inspected every 5 weeks.
Members of: BUSK Benchmark.
Profits are re-invested into business to maintain safety standards.
At Farnham Coaches the safety and peace of mind of our passengers has always been a priority. It is our policy to provide our customers with comfortable, well-equipped coaches that are well maintained and regularly inspected and whose standards of presentation are unequalled. We offer a wide variety of coach sizes to meet your requirements. Our private hire coaches range from 33 seats through to 49, 53 and 57 seats. Executive Class vehicles seating 49 or 53 passengers take your coach hire to another level with tea/coffee making facilities, video/DVD player and toilet/washroom in addition to all the standard features offered. We also have 70 seat single deck coaches that are the perfect solution for primary-age school and youth group travel. All our coaches boast a high level of comfort and are maintained to the highest possible safety standards at our fully equipped and modern depot in Farnham, Surrey.
Benchmark License No: BE0039
You are welcome to make an appointment to visit our premises and view our coaches. Learn more about our team and view our coaches. Our staff are here to answer your questions, discuss your requirements or supply a no obligation quotation to suit your needs. Call us on 01252 724010 or use our enquiry form to request a quote.