Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
28.09.96
TH291+
8DRL
8DRL
--
New contract

PURLEY Old Lodge Lane - Purley Cross - Pampisford Road,Haling Park Road - Warham Road - South End - Park Lane - Wellesley Road - West Croydon - Reeves Corner - Purley Way - Sainsbury's - Purley Way - Galvani Way - Ampere Way - Franklin Way - Valley Park - Beddington Lane. Marlowe Way - Hillier's Lane - Croydon Road - Plough Lane - Mollison Drive - Forester's Drive - Sandy Lane South - Stafford Road - Woodcote Road - Manor Road - Woodcote Road - WALLINGTON Shotfield (Mon-Sat)
New Monday-Saturday Route replacing Route 450 between Purley and West Croydon and Route 255 between West Croydon & Wallington
Operation by Cowie South London (CN)


 

DRL216 Wallington stand

 


19.07.97
CN291+
8DRL
8DRL
--
Contract reassigned to Londonlinks (CN)

WALLINGTON  - PURLEY
New operator

 

DS170 Shotfield stand

 


07.12.97
CN291+
8DRL
8DRL
4DRL

PURLEY Old Lodge Lane - WALLINGTON Shotfield ( Daily )
Sunday service introduced

DRL158 Walligton

03.03.07
CN301+
9DWL
9DWL
6DWL

PURLEY Old Lodge Lane - WALLINGTON Shotfield ( Daily )
Contract renewal

DWL59 Croydon

19.12.09
CN301+
9DWL
9DWL
6DWL

PURLEY Old Lodge Lane - WALLINGTON Shotfield ( Daily )
Rerouted at Valley Park via Coomber Way and Beddington Lane to ASDA - now therefore double running via the Asda car park in both directions instead of Beddington Farm Road and Marlowe Way.
Also rerouted southbound to serve Sainsbury's via Trafalgar Way and Drury Crescent matching the northbound routeing

09.04.11
CN301+
9DWL
9DWL
6DWL

WALLINGTON STATION - OLD LODGE LANE Purley
Extended in Wallington to Station Forecourt

 

 

PDL71 West Croydon Bus Station

 


03.03.12
BC201+
10DM
9DM
7DM
Contract reassigned to Abellio (BC)

WALLINGTON STATION - OLD LODGE LANE Purley
New operator

Caetano 8492 West Croydon

25.01.14
BC101+
10DM
10DM
6DM

WALLINGTON STATION - OLD LODGE LANE Purley
Revised running time - running number sequence changed

01.05.14
BC101+
10DM
10DM
6DM

WALLINGTON STATION - OLD LODGE LANE Purley
see map

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


04.03.17
C301+
10SE
10SE
6SE
Contract reassigned

WALLINGTON STATION - OLD LODGE LANE Purley
Contract reassigned to Go-Ahead Metrobus

GAL Metrobus SE169, YX61EKH - Route 455 | Croydon Town Centre

© Mark McWalter


02.09.17
C301+
11SE
10SE
6SE

WALLINGTON STATION - OLD LODGE LANE Purley
Altered at Waddon to run direct via Purley Way, avoiding the diversion Sainsburys main entrance

05.03.22
C301+
11SE
10SE
6SE

WALLINGTON STATION - OLD LODGE LANE Purley
Contract extended for two years

Current Blind



455

 

Operating Garages

CN Croydon
Crew Changeover point outside garage

C Croydon
Crew Changeover point Beddington Asda

BC Beddington
Crew Changeover point Therapia Lane Tram Stop

TH Thornton Heath
Crew Changeover point not known

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2022
Date of edit   Thursday, 23.06.22