Decision details

Surrey County Council Response to Covid-19: providing support to service providers- Bus route 461

Decision Maker: Executive Director Environment, Transport & Infrastructure

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Bus route 461 is a key route to St Peter’s Hospital normally running every 30min. Fare income has reduced a result of fewer passengers due to Covid-19. In order to maintain the service at a level which would support key workers accessing an NHS primary care facility, additional funding of £450 per day was agreed for three months from 1st April to 30th June 2020.  Patronage has not increased as hoped, and the service continues to suffer reduced fare income.  In order to maintain this essential service further support of £300 per day is required from 1st July to 31st August, with an expected total cost of £12,900, which will be partially funded through Covid Bus Service Support Grant.

Decision:

Decision made:

 

It was AGREED that:

 

1.           Financial support of £300 per day (estimated at £12,900) be provided to Falcon Buses to support route 461 from 1st July to 31st August 2020.

 

Reasons for Decision:

 

To enable continuation of bus services taking key NHS workers to St Peter’s Hospital.

Reasons for the decision:

To enable continuation of bus services taking key NHS workers to St Peter’s Hospital.

Alternative options considered:

The alternative is not to continue to provide financial support, which would impact on the ability of key workers to access St Peter’s Hospital safely.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None.

Publication date: 28/07/2020

Date of decision: 14/07/2020