Service 436 is operated in partnership with Mercedes-Benz because it calls at the Mercedes-Benz World complex at Brooklands historic racing circuit near Byfleet, on its journey from Weybridge railway station to Woking railway station.
In addition, the route is operated using specially branded Mercedes Benz single-decker buses, a fleet of three Citaros. Despite being 56 registered, the buses are only Euro 3-engined and have the old style fronts.
The route used to run past Woking on to Guildford, on an indirect route via Send village, and also did not serve Weybridge, terminating at a retail centre near the circuit. Arriva later withdrew the Guildford to Woking section (replaced in part by Countryliner Coaches), and extended the route to Weybridge.
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Mercedes-Benz World is a facility at the Brooklands motor racing circuit in Weybridge, Surrey, UK. It opened on 29 October 2006.
Mercedes-Benz World has five courses for learning advanced skills and trying out an AMG. The adjacent Brooklands Museum has a large collection of early motorcars, motorbikes and airplanes associated with Brooklands, as well as a cafe, a restaurant and a kids' area. Entry to the Mercedes complex is free to the public, for a not inconsiderable fee (£25.50 for two adults and a child, Aug 2011) visitors can enter Brooklands Museum and view the collection of historic cars and aircraft, including Concorde.
Mercedes-Benz World offers driving lessons to anyone over 1.5m tall. This means children as young as 8 or 9 can drive on part of the original Brooklands Circuit.
The building is spread over three floors with over 100 cars on display, including a 300SL Gullwing as well as the McLaren Mercedes SLR sports car.
Arriva Guildford & West Surrey provides a contracted bus service linking Mercedes-Benz World to Weybridge railway station and Woking railway station.
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