Terms and Conditions
In these conditions any reference to the Company means Big Red Bus which is a trading name of 2523 Ltd. The vehicle is a Routemaster and can carry 72 passengers seated.
The hirer is responsible to the company for any damage to the vehicle, its fittings or equipment caused by the negligence or misconduct of any passengers carried thereon.
The hirer may not cause the hours of work or driving performed by the driver to break the law relating to drivers hours as set out in the 1968 Road Traffic Act and any subsequent amendments.
Notices or decorations shall not be displayed from the vehicle without the previous consent of the company in writing.
The company shall not be responsible for any failure to execute this contract by reason of accident, fire, tempest, strikes or any cause outside their control.
The company shall not be responsible for loss or damage to luggage or other property brought onto the vehicle during the period of hire however caused.
This contract shall not be varied in whole or in part except by mutual consent of the company and the hirer.
All hirers must be over 18. Any hire where the party includes a significant number (as determined by the company) of passengers under the age of 18 must include at least two responsible adults as passengers.
Alcohol may not be taken on to, or consumed on, the bus unless by strict arrangement with the company at the time of booking, and confirmation in writing by the company.
Authority of driver / conductor
The authority of the driver and / or conductor is final. They have the right to stop the bus, cancel the hire or ask passengers to leave the bus at their discretion for reasons of safety, health, behaviour or any other reason. In such an event, the hirer will not receive compensation.
Additional charges such as parking fees or ferry tickets will be levied in accordance with the charges imposed by the company supplying the services. Such charges are to be paid on demand.
There is no guarantee that the vehicle will perform the journey in any given time and the company shall not be accountable for any loss, inconvenience or damage which may arise from any delay, detention or breakdown.
Payment Method and Terms
All hires are payable in advance, payable to 2523 Ltd. Payment details will be agreed upon confirmation of hire. An agreed deposit is payable at the time of booking. The deposit is non-refundable up two weeks before the hire date. The balance of the hire charge is due two weeks before the hire date.
Routes, pickup and set down points
For all hires, the driver has the final decision on the exact route taken. The driver will endeavour to accommodate all reasonable requests from the hirer, but will consider the safety of the passengers, other road users and the vehicle itself when determining the route, and any pickup/setdown points.
The safety of passengers is our first priority. The following guidelines must be followed by all passengers:
• Passengers may not move between the upper and lower decks while the bus is in motion
• Passengers must remain seated whenever possible while the bus is in motion
• Passengers must act in accordance with any instructions given by the conductor
Smoking is not permitted on the bus.
*Prices may vary depending on various factors such as travel distance. Prices calculated on parties of a minimum of 25. Big Red Bus is a trading name of 2523 Ltd a company registered under company number 07108773. Registered address 2523 Ltd 23 Victoria Road, Pelsall, Walsall. WS3 4BH