96 years of Bus Routes in Chelsham and Warlingham

 

The listings on the following pages show all bus routes that have operated in the Chelsham and Warlingham Village area from the first bus in 1921 right through to the present day and are listed in starting date order, showing Route Number, Bus Operator, Start and Finish date and Route details. Please note that there is not enough space to list fully all minor route variations, only significant changes are shown. Also please note that the various Contract services that operated on behalf of Costain & Sons in the 1920's and School Contract journeys are omitted.

Afternoon

AFTERNOON DELIGHT

Shown in this busy scene photographed early in 1995 at Chelsham (Warlingham Sainsbury's) are left to right, Kentish Bus AN working the Route 519 school contract from Redhill to Warlingham, which at that time worked empty to and from Dunton Green Garage, now also closed. A London Links Volvo on the 403 still showing the London & Country fleetname waits for it's next duty, another London Links Volvo on the 403 starts off for West Croydon by turning on the roundabout. An East Surrey Route 553 bus waits for it's next trip back to Caterham. All this within a few minutes and no cars in the way to spoil the picture, they are all in the Sainsbury's car park!

CONTENTS

Please click below to select details of every individual route that has operated in the Chelsham and Warlingham district. They are listed in Route Number order.

The following routes operated in the Chelsham and Warlingham area before the opening of Chelsham Garage in 1925.

S3

S4

The following routes were operated in the Chelsham and Warlingham area by Chelsham Garage or jointly with another Garage for the period when Chelsham Garage was open.

127

127A

400

403

403A

403B

403C

403 EXPRESS

404

408

415

420

453

464

465

470

483

485

GREEN LINE

GREEN LINE E

GREEN LINE F

GREEN LINE J

GREEN LINE 706

GREEN LINE 707

910

980

981

 

 

 

The following routes were operated by Chelsham Garage but did not serve the local area

196

197

289

417

440

The following routes operated in the Chelsham and Warlingham area by other bus garages or bus companies

20

23

253

303

350

403

409

411

459

Londonlinks 483

Metrobus 483

527

553

657

703

706

753

976

978

980

981

988

989

991

 993 

The following routes operated in Chelsham and Warlingham as special free services for transport enthusiasts events

403

403A

470

The following routes are currently operating in the Chelsham and Warlingham area

403

409

357

 

 

 

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All graphics are by Alan Edwards - 170806