Route History

30.11.96
CR
1 midi
1 midi
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New commercial service

COULSDON Red Lion - Marlpit Lane - Marlpit Avenue - Rutherwick Rise - Byron Avenue - Coulsdon Road - Old Coulsdon - Keston Avenue - The Glade - Caterham Drive - Waddington Avenue - Homefiled Road - Laecy Drive - Coulsdon Road - then loop via Banstead Road - Town End - Chaldon Road - and Coulsdon Road to - CATERHAM ON THE HILL Westway Common
( Mon-Sat except evenings )

438 at Coulsdon 438 seen at Coulsdon

25.07.98
MB
1 midi
1 midi
--
Route surrended by London & Country and joined LRT network operated on a short term contract by Metrobus

29.08.98
MB
1 midi
1 midi
--

COULSDON Red Lion - Marlpit Lane - Marlpit Avenue - Rutherwick Rise - Byron Avenue - Coulsdon Road,Stonefield Road - Marlpit Lane - Old Coulsdon - Keston Avenue - The Glade - Caterham Drive - Waddington Avenue - Homefiled Road - Laecy Drive - Coulsdon Road - then loop via Banstead Road - Town End - Chaldon Road - and Coulsdon Road to - CATERHAM ON THE HILL Westway Common ( MS except evenings )
Diverted at Old Coulsdon to serve Stoneyfield Road and Marlpit Lane ( southern end )

26.09.98
EB
1 midi
1 midi
--
Contract reassigned to Epsom Buses

Mercedes 814D Vario at Coulsdon

12.08.00
EB
1 midi
1 midi
--

COULSDON Red Lion - Marlpit Lane - Marlpit Avenue - Rutherwick Rise - Byron Avenue - Coulsdon Road,Stonefield Road - Marlpit Lane - Old Coulsdon - Keston Avenue - The Glade - Caterham Drive - Waddington Avenue - Homefiled Road - Laecy Drive - Coulsdon Road Westway - CATERHAM ON THE HILL Westway Common ( MS except evenings )
Loop working at Caterham withdrawn - buses go direct to Westway Common from Coulsdon Road and depart via Chaldon Road

27.09.03
EB
1 midi
1 midi
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COULSDON Red Lion - CATERHAM ON THE HILL Westway Common ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Contract renewal

Dennis Dart Plaxton ( 18 ) Pointer 8.8m
smart bus but shame about the blind display

27.09.08
EB1
1 midi
1 midi
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COULSDON Red Lion - CATERHAM ON THE HILL Westway Common ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Contract renewal

Optare Solo SD21 starting the hilly route to Coulsdon at
Westway Common

© Ian Armstrong

28.09.13
EB31
1 solo
1 solo
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COULSDON Red Lion - CATERHAM ON THE HILL Westway Common ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
Contract renewal with Quality Line (EB)
Running number change

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

26.06.17
EB31
1 solo
1 solo
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COULSDON Red Lion - CATERHAM ON THE HILL Westway Common ( Mon-Sat except evenings )
RATP Dev UK is absorbing its Epsom Coaches business under the Quality Line banner which was previously used for Epsom’s bus division and from 25 June, the operation will be under direct management by RATP Dev London.

29.09.18
EB31
1SDE
1SDE
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COULSDON  -  CATERHAM ON THE HILL
Contract renewal with a new bus

SDE20302 Coulsdon North

SDE20302 Coulsdon North

© Tony Watson


21.03.20
EB31
3SDE
3SDE
3SDE

Caterham-on-the-Hill Westway - Westway - Chaldon Road - Coulsdon Road - Coulsdon Common - Coulsdon Road - Lacey Drive - Homefield Road - Waddington Avenue - Caterham Drive -
The Glade - Keston Avenue - The Crossways - Tollers Lane - Lacey Green - Goodenough Way - Ellis Road - Lacey Green - Tollers Lane - The Crossways - Coulsdon Road - Old Coulsdon - Marlpit Lane - Stoneyfield Road - Coulsdon Road - Byron Avenue - Rutherwick Rise - Marlpit Avenue - Marlpit Lane - Farthing Way - Brighton Road - Coulsdon Town Station - Coulsdon Road - Lime Tree Avenue - Cane Hill Drive - Cane Hill Crawford Crescent


Cane Hill Crawford Crescent - Cane Hill Drive - Lime Tree Avenue - Farthing Way - Brighton Road - Coulsdon Town Station - Brighton Road - Marlpit Lane - Marlpit Avenue - Rutherwick Rise - Byron Avenue - Coulsdon Road - Stoneyfield Road - Marlpit Lane - Old Coulsdon - Coulsdon Road - The Crossways - Tollers Lane - Lacey Green - Goodenough Way - Ellis Road - Lacey Green - Tollers Lane - The Crossways - Keston Avenue - The Glade - Caterham Drive - Waddington Avenue - Homefield Road - Lacey Drive - Coulsdon Road - Coulsdon Common - Coulsdon Road - Westway - Caterham-on-the-Hill Westway
Extended to Ridgemount Avenue in Coulsdon, Rerouted via Tollers Lane Estate and Shirley Avenue. Increased frequencies.
Sunday service introduced.

 

Operating Garages

EB Epsom
Changeover point Coulsdon stand - ferry car used for start for early shift finish

 

This is the car used for crew shuttle work seen here parked at the Coulsdon stand waiting to take the early shift driver back to Epsom

 

CR Croydon
Changeover point Coulsdon

MB Metrobus
Changeover point  Coulsdon

EB Epsom
Changeover point  Coulsdon

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Wednesday, 20.05.20