Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
21.04.01
BC121+
4DPL
4DPL
2DPL
New contract

REDHILL Bus Station - London Road - Gatton Point - Hooley - Brighton Road - Coulsdon - Purley - South Croydon - South End - Wellesley Road - WEST CROYDON Bus Station.


 

As the contract was awarded at such short notice Dennis Dart SLF 10.7m with single door and three track number blinds were hired from Dawson Rentals as shown here at Redhill

 


30.08.03
CY261+
7DPL
7DPL
4DPL
New contract awarded to Metrobus operating from their Crawley base

REDHILL Bus Station - London Road - Gatton Point - Hooley - Brighton Road - Coulsdon - Purley - Pampisford Road,Haling Park Road - Warham Road - South End - Park Lane - Wellesley Road - - WEST CROYDON Bus Station.
Rerouted between Purley and South Croydon via Pampisford Road and increased frequencies.

 

 

Transbus Pointer 10.7m 212 in the attractive Metrobus livery working CY261 in East Croydon

 


16.04.05
GD261+
7DPL
7DPL
4DPL

WEST CROYDON  -  REDHILL
Reallocated from Crawley (CY) to Godstone (GD)

25.02.06
C261+
7DPL
7DPL
4DPL

WEST CROYDON  -  REDHILL 
Godstone Garage closure - allocation moved to Beddington ( Croydon C )

21.04.06
CY261+
7DPL
7DPL
5DPL

WEST CROYDON  -  REDHILL 
Allocation moved from Croydon (C) to Crawley (CY)

30.10.06
CY261+
7sc
7sc
5sc

WEST CROYDON  -  REDHILL 
Converted to double deck ( Scania Omnidecker )

01.09.07
CY261+
7sc
7sc
5sc
SDO journeys
C268
1sc
--
--

WEST CROYDON  -  REDHILL 
Schoolday only journeys introduced between West Croydon and Purley using a bus ex 403 from Croydon base (C)

30.08.08
C261+
9sc
8sc
5sc

WEST CROYDON  -  REDHILL 
Crawley (CY) allocation transferred to Croydon (C)

205 Croydon
03.01.09
C261+
9sc
8sc
5sc
SDO journeys
CN
1DW
--
--

WEST CROYDON  -  REDHILL 
Schoolday only journeys introduced between West Croydon and Purley using a bus ex  403 fromArriva Beddington base (CN) CN9 am / CN8 pm

29.10.11
C261+
9sc
8sc
5sc
SDO journeys
TC214
1DW
--
--

WEST CROYDON  -  REDHILL 
Arriva allocation moved to South Croydon (TC) using a bus ex 197

 

 

481 West Croydon

 


31.08.13
C261+
9sc
8sc
5sc
SDO journeys
TC214
1DW
--
--

WEST CROYDON  -  REDHILL
Contract extended for two years

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

29.08.15
C261+
10SC
10SC
5SC
SDO journeys
TC211+
1DW
--
--

REDHILL Bus Station - WEST CROYDON Bus Station
Contract renewal

WVL204 East Surrey College/London Road South

© Edward S


02.11.19
C261+
10SC
8SC
4SC
SDO journeys
TC211+
1DW
--
--

REDHILL Bus Station - CROYDON Katherine Street
Withdrawn between Katherine Street and West Croydon
Changeover point now Purley Library

E96 Redhill Bus Station

© Busocculation


29.08.20
TC431+
9DW
8DW
6DW
School 405D
TC211+
2DW
--
--
Contract reassigned

REDHILL Bus Station - CROYDON Katherine Street
Contract reassigned to Arriva

29.08.20
TC431+
9DW
8DW
6DW

REDHILL Bus Station - CROYDON Katherine Street
School Journeys ( 405D ) renumbered 645

Current Blind



405

Operating Garages

GD Godstone
Crew changeover point Redhill Bus Station ?

CY Crawley
Crew changeover point Redhill Bus Station ?

C Croydon
Crew changeover point West Croydon Bus Station
2.11.19 Purley Library

CN Croydon Arriva
Crew changeover point not applicable

TC South Croydon Arriva
Crew changeover point Swan & Sugar Loaf

 

Live visual

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Thursday, 16.06.22