Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
19.09.98
GD26+
2 sd
2 sd
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New Route

NEW ADDINGTON Salcot Crescent. Parkway - Overbury Crescent - Homestead Way - King Henry's Drive - Sheepbarn Lane - Jewels Hill - Saltbox Hill - Main Road - Lebanon Gardens - Stock Hill - Sunningvale Avenue - Polesteeple Hill - Ricketts Hill Road - Old Lane - Ship Hill - Paynesfield Road  -  TATSFIELD Ship (Mon-Sat)
NEW COMMERCIAL ROUTE Operated by Metrobus - partial replacement for Route 356

02.01.99
GD26+
2 sd
2 sd
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Schoolday only double run via Charles Darwin School - Biggin Hill introduced

20.05.00
GD26+
2 sd
2 sd
2 sd

New contract under tendering agreement within LR - and Sunday service introduced

PLAXTON POINTER DART 8.8M 319 at Tramway Station

This image available with the GO-AHEAD London download

06.12.03
MB26+
2 sd
2 sd
2 sd

Reallocted from Godstone (GD) to Green Street Green (MB)

22.05.10
MB26+
2 sd
2 sd
2 sd
Contract renewal - evening and Sunday service reduced to hourly

Seen at the terminal at Tatsfield is
283 Transbus  Pointer 8.8m

This image available on the
GO AHEAD CD

23.05.15
MB26+
2 sd
2 sd
2 sd

Contract extended for two years

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

24.10.15
MB26+
3sd
2sd
2sd

NEW ADDINGTON Tramlink - Parkway - Central Parade - Arnhem Drive - King Henry's Drive - Sheepbarn Lane - Jewels Hill - Saltbox Hill - Main Road - Biggin Hill - Lebanon Gardens - Stock Hill - Sunningvale Avenue - Ricketts Hill Road - Old Lane - Tatsfield Green - Ship Hill - Paynesfield Road - TATSFIELD Old Ship
Blue sections operate on a Hail & Ride basis - buses stop anywhere safe
Rerouted at New Addington via Arnheim Drive instead of Homestead Way

20.05.17
BC
3sd
2sd
2sd
 
Contract reassigned

NEW ADDINGTON  -  TATSFIELD
CONTRACT REASSIGNED


Operating Garages

GD Godstone
Crew changeover point New Addington

An oddity on the 464 was that although the route was allocated to GD,
drivers from MB covered meal reliefs (driving the GD vehicles) by taking
each GD bus for one round trip. As an example, a Saturday late turn which I
covered on occasions spent its first half on the T33, the second half was
one round trip on the 464 driving GD26, then wait at New Addington for half
an hour before taking GD27 for a round trip. On Sundays it was similar, but
the MB duty did its first half on the 64.

Although the official allocation was from GD, in practice, MB and GD did
occasionally cover for each other so there were odd occasions when an MB bus
and driver were operating a 464 duty in place of GD; GD drivers and buses
occasionally covered MB duties on the 320. On the one occasion I covered
the Sunday duty, I ended up driving a Metrorider (from MB) in place of the
GD Mini Pointer Dart one one trip to Tatsfield.

Malcolm MacDonald

BC Beddington Cross
Crew changeover point New Addington

MB Green Street Green
Crew changeover point New Addington (King Henry's Drive Tram stop/bus stand)

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2020
Date of edit   Friday, 30.08.19