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 West Croydon

This image available on the
Abellio/Connex CD


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

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD/Metrobus CD

16.04.05
GD261+
7DPL
7DPL
4DPL

Reallocated from Crawley (CY) to Godstone (GD)

25.02.06
C261+
7DPL
7DPL
4DPL

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

21.04.06
CY261+
7DPL
7DPL
5DPL

Allocation moved from Croydon (C) to Crawley (CY)

30.10.06
CY261+
7sc
7sc
5sc

Converted to double deck ( Scania Omnidecker )

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

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

Crawley (CY) allocation transferred to Croydon (C)

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

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
--
--

Arriva allocation moved to South Croydon (TC) using a bus ex 197

481 West Croydon

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD/Metrobus CD

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

Contract extended for two years

Extracted from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
click map to enlarge
29.08.15
C261+
10SC
10SC
5SC
SDO journeys
TC211+
1DW
--
--

REDHILL Bus Station - WEST CROYDON Bus Station
Contract renewal

 

 

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

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

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 not applicable