Bus travel across Surrey is set to get much easier in some parts of the county after more than £5m was invested in improving public transport.

Bus services in Guildford, Tandridge, Reigate & Banstead, and Epsom & Ewell will see "significant improvements" made according to Surrey County Council.

Some areas will see additional services added to deal with the demand for public transport, while others will benefit from road redesigns and new traffic light systems.

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Work in Guildford is now underway and is set to be completed by spring 2022.

The work includes speeding up journey times by redesigning roads and locations where buses are held up due to existing bottlenecks, as well as improving bus stops. The new bus stops will have new shelters, live bus departure screens and will be designed to be more accessible for all bus users.

Guildford will also be involved in trialling upgraded traffic signals that will be able to detect late-running buses and change their signal times.

Following a successful bid to the Department for Transport, improvements to bus services in Tandridge and Reigate & Banstead will begin from July 25, 2021, and Epsom & Ewell from September 4, 2021.

The services being upgraded include the 409, which will have an additional Sunday service added, which will run hourly between Warlingham Sainsbury's to Caterham Station

The 410 will also operate more regularly on a Sunday on the Hurst Green-Oxted-Godstone-Redhill route. It will go from four hourly journeys to nine.

The 424 bus
The 424 is one of the buses receiving additional services

Services 422/424 will also have a new hourly Sunday service added, running from Redhill to Copthorne via East Surrey Hospital, Woodhatch, Westvale Park, Horley and Smallfield.

In Epsom the E9 and E10 services to Clarendon Park, Manor Park and Noble Park will see later journeys operating until 11pm on Monday to Saturdays and will also receive new Sunday services.

Surrey County Council said that nearly all bus services are now running at their normal levels. Extra cleaning is being carried out on services and passengers are still required to wear a mask.