Caterham, Warlingham and Tatsfield to Westerham, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells by Bus : 1994 - 1999

The first direct bus route from Caterham to Sevenoaks began running on the 30th March 1994 when East Surrey Buses ran the Route 553 on Wednesdays only, the route was altered to run on Mondays to Fridays on 3rd September 1994 and was renumbered 253, this service ceased to operate on 30th August 1996. A new service commenced on 2nd September 1996 numbered 411 and ran on Wednesdays only between Caterham Station and Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, this service was abandoned after running for the last time on 1st September 1999. It is now no longer possible to travel between these points in Surrey and Kent without a lengthy detour and change of buses at Caterham, Godstone, Oxted and again at Westerham involving three bus operators and a total of 4 different buses and 3 diffenet operators with separate tickets for each of the different bus operators.

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

CONTENTS

PLEASE CLICK ON THE PAGES LISTED BELOW TO TAKE A TRIP ON THE 411 TO TUNBRIDGE WELLS

The Routes

Full details of routes 253, 553 and 411 that operated between Caterham, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells

The Buses

A picture album showing the different types of bus that have operated between Caterham, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells

The Places served

A photo album with scenes along the route between Caterham, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells

An Ode to the 411 Caterham to Tunbridge Wells Bus

The poem with the words that sum it all up

The Last Day

Wednesday 1st September, The last day and What the Local Papers and Parish Magazines said

THERE IS EVEN MORE ABOUT THE LOCAL BUSES!

Please click below to view my other web pages that give full details of every individual bus and coach route that has operated in the Chelsham and Warlingham area from 1921 right through to the present day.

Bus Routes in Chelsham and Warlingham


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All photographs and graphics are by Alan Edwards

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