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 ( MS except evenings )

  438 seen at Coulsdon

25.07.98
MB
1 midi
1 midi
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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
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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
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Contract reassigned to Epsom Buses

 

 

Mercedes 814D Vario at Coulsdon

 

12.08.00
EB
1 midi
1 midi
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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Loop working at Caterham withdrawn - buses go direct to Westway Common from Coulsdon Road and depart via Chaldon Road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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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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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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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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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

 

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   Saturday, 30.03.19