LONDON BUS 4 HIRE

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Terms and Conditions

GENERAL

The vehicles are Routemasters. RML2583 can carry 72 passengers seated and RM1357 can carry 64 passengers seated.

The hirer is responsible for any damage to the vehicles, their 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.

The company shall not be responsible for any failure to execute this contract by reason of accident, fire, tempest, strikes, road works, mechanical breakdown or any cause outside their control (each and any a "Force Majeure Event"). If a Force Majeure Event shall occur then, provided such event shall not have been as a result of an act or omission of the hirer, the Company shall reimburse the hirer any amount paid to the Company (less any non-refundable deposit if applicable) but shall have no further liability to the hirer in respect of the same.

The company shall not be responsible for loss or damage to luggage or other property brought onto the vehicle(s) during the period of hire however caused.

 

ROUTES / PICK-UP POINTS / SET DOWN POINTS

It is the Hirer’s responsibility to ensure that there is a suitable route for the bus. The bus requires a minimum height clearance of 14 foot 8 inches, bridge heights and tree branch heights must be taken into account. Any weak bridges must also be taken into account.  The final decision regarding the safety of the passengers and the bus rests with the driver on the day.  

 

SAFETY

- Passengers may not move between the upper and lower decks while the bus is in motion.

- Passengers must remain seated while the bus is in motion.

- Passengers must not travel on the open platform.

 

AGE RESTRICTIONS

All hirers must be over 21. For children’s parties and other bookings catering for young people under the age of 16 we ask that there is at least 1 responsible adult for every 8 young person.

 

SMOKING

There is absolutely NO SMOKING allowed at any time on the buses.

 

ALCOHOL

No alcohol is to be consumed on the buses without prior agreement and only plastic glasses to be used.

 

AUTHORITY OF THE 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 a refund or compensation.

 

EXTRA CHARGES

Additional charges such as parking fees, bridge crossing 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. For all bookings there may be a fuel surcharge should fuel prices increase, any surcharge will only be in line with any fuel price increase.

 

JOURNEY TIMES

There is no guarantee that the vehicle(s) 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 METHODS AND TERMS

All hire bookings are payable in advance.  A non refundable deposit of £200 per bus is payable at the time of booking.  

The balance of the hire charge is due one calendar month before the hire date.

 

DESTINATION BLINDS/ADVERTISING BOARDS

If required then a minimum of 2 weeks notice must be given.