S3

Bus Routes in Chelsham and Warlingham

East Surrey Traction Co. Ltd : 16th June 1921 - 30th November 1924

Start or Finish Date

Route Details (Daily)

16th June 1921

WEST CROYDON - SANDERSTEAD - HAMSEY GREEN - WARLINGHAM - CHELSHAM - BOTLEY HILL - WESTERHAM - BRASTED - SEVENOAKS

14th November 1923

Certain journeys run Wednesdays and Sundays between CHELSHAM and CHELSHAM MENTAL HOSPITAL at visiting times

30th November 1924

Last day as Route S3. Route renumbered Route 403 from 1st December 1924

403

 

East Surrey Traction Co. Ltd : 1st December 1924 - 31st December 1931

London General Country Services : 1st January 1932 - 30th June 1933

London Transport : 1st July 1933 - 31st December 1969

London Country Bus Services : 1st January 1970 - 6th September 1986

London Country South West : 7th September 1986 - 13th April 1989

London & Country 14th April 1989 - 27th October 1989

London Buses South London Transport : 28th October 1989 - 28th October 1994

London & Country : 29th October 1994 - 31st December 1994

London Links : 1st January 1995 - 29th August 1997

London Country : 30th August 1997 - 28th June 1998

Arriva Croydon & North Surrey : 29th June 1998 - 29th October 1999

Arriva London South : 30th October 1999 - Currently in operation

Start or Finish Date

Route Details (Daily)

1st December 1924

Route S3 renumbered Route 403

WEST CROYDON - SANDERSTEAD - HAMSEY GREEN - WARLINGHAM - CHELSHAM - BOTLEY HILL - WESTERHAM - BRASTED - SEVENOAKS

Certain journeys run Wednesdays and Sundays between CHELSHAM and CHELSHAM MENTAL HOSPITAL at visiting times

20th January 1925

CHELSHAM GARAGE opened

27th June 1926

Certain journeys diverted between BOTLEY HILL and WESTERHAM via TATSFIELD Ship

19th October 1926

Last day of the TATSFIELD journeys

5th June 1927

Wednesday and Sunday journeys between CHELSHAM and CHELSHAM MENTAL HOSPITAL transferred to Route 415

16th April 1930

CHELSHAM MENTAL HOSPITAL renamed CROYDON MENTAL HOSPITAL

31st July 1935

Extended from SEVENOAKS to TONBRIDGE

2nd September 1936

Extended from WEST CROYDON to WALLINGTON

1st January 1937

CROYDON MENTAL HOSPITAL renamed WARLINGHAM PARK HOSPITAL

3rd March 1937

Extended from WALLINGTON to LEATHERHEAD and operated in two sections LEATHERHEAD to CHELSHAM and WALLINGTON to TONBRIDGE

11th October 1938

Last day of LEATHERHEAD section

6th May 1942

Certain journeys diverted between BOTLEY HILL and WESTERHAM via TATSFIELD Ship

12th December 1942

Certain journeys extended from TATSFIELD Ship to TATSFIELD School Corner

10th June 1952

Last day of TATSFIELD Ship to TATSFIELD School Corner journeys

15th June 1968

Sunday service introduced WEST CROYDON - SANDERSTEAD - HAMSEY GREEN - WARLINGHAM - CHELSHAM - BOTLEY HILL - WESTERHAM - HOSEY COMMON - CHARTWELL

29th September 1968

Last day of WESTERHAM to CHARTWELL section, also Last day of Sunday operation

2nd July 1971

Last day of WEST CROYDON - CHELSHAM - TONBRIDGE Route transferred to 403A

3rd July 1971

Route revised as

WALLINGTON - WADDON - WEST CROYDON - SANDERSTEAD - HAMSEY GREEN - WARLINGHAM - CHELSHAM - WARLINGHAM PARK HOSPITAL

3rd March 1979

Sunday service introduced ex Route 483

WEST CROYDON - SANDERSTEAD - HAMSEY GREEN - WARLINGHAM - CHELSHAM - WARLINGHAM PARK HOSPITAL

31st August 1980

Some journeys extended from WALLINGTON GREEN to CHEAM VILLAGE

8th October 1989

Daytime service operated by Chelsham Garage. Evening service operated by London Buses South London Transport, Croydon Garage ( TC )

27th October 1989

Last day of operation by London Country Chelsham Garage.

Last journey worked by AN 302

28th October 1989

(Daily)

 

(Monday to Saturday)

Route transferred to London Buses, South London Transport, Croydon Garage.

CHEAM VILLAGE - SUTTON - CARSHALTON - WADDON - WEST CROYDON - SANDERSTEAD - HAMSEY GREEN - WARLINGHAM - CHELSHAM (OLD BUS GARAGE) - FARLEIGH - WARLINGHAM PARK HOSPITAL

WALLINGTON - WADDON - WEST CROYDON - SANDERSTEAD - HAMSEY GREEN - WARLINGHAM - CHELSHAM (OLD BUS GARAGE) - FARLEIGH - WARLINGHAM PARK HOSPITAL (One late night journey extended from CHELSHAM (OLD BUS GARAGE) to BOTLEY HILL and TATSFIELD)

31st August 1991

Last day of operation between CHEAM VILLAGE and WEST CROYDON, covered by additional journeys on Route 408. Last day of operation between WALLINGTON and WEST CROYDON, covered by new Route 407 WALLINGTON to CATERHAM VALLEY via WEST CROYDON

1st September 1991

Route 403 revised as

WEST CROYDON - SANDERSTEAD - HAMSEY GREEN - WARLINGHAM - CHELSHAM (OLD BUS GARAGE) - FARLEIGH - WARLINGHAM PARK HOSPITAL (One late night journey extended from CHELSHAM (OLD BUS GARAGE) to BOTLEY HILL and TATSFIELD)

28th October 1994

Last day of operation of late night journey WEST CROYDON to TATSFIELD

Last day of operation by London Buses, South London Transport. Route transferred to London & Country

29th October 1994

Route transferred to London & Country, Beddington, Croydon Garage.

WEST CROYDON - SANDERSTEAD - HAMSEY GREEN - WARLINGHAM - WARLINGHAM (SAINSBURY) - FARLEIGH - WARLINGHAM PARK HOSPITAL

1st January 1995

Route operated by London Links, Beddington, Croydon Garage. No change in Route detail

30th August 1997

Route operated by London Country, Beddington, Croydon Garage.

No change in route detail

29th June 1998

Route operated by Arriva Croydon & North Surrey, Beddington, Croydon Garage.

No change in Route detail

30th October 1999

Route operated by Arriva London South, Beddington, Croydon Garage.

WEST CROYDON - SANDERSTEAD - HAMSEY GREEN - WARLINGHAM - WARLINGHAM (SAINSBURY) - FARLEIGH - CHELSHAM COMMON (Warlingham Park Hospital site)

21st August 2000

Due to roadworks in connection with the building of new homes at Great Park on the old Warlingham Park Hospital site, buses after arriving at Warlingham Sainsbury's operate via a one way loop along Chelsham Road, Sunny Bank, Farleigh, Harrow Road, Chelsham Common and Chelsham Road then take up the normal route back to West Croydon. This was anticipated to last for about eight weeks, but continued right through until 15th December, the last day of operation of route 403 between Warlingham Sainsbury's, Farleigh and Chelsham Common.

15th December 2000

Last day of operation of route 403 between Warlingham Sainsburys, Farleigh and Chelsham Common.

16th December 2000

Route revised to operate as

WEST CROYDON - SANDERSTEAD - HAMSEY GREEN - WARLINGHAM - WARLINGHAM (SAINSBURY)

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