Caterham, Warlingham, Chelsham and Tatsfield to Westerham, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells by Bus : 1994 to 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 Warlingham to 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 Caterham, and Warlingham in Surrey to Sevenoaks without a lengthy detour and change of buses at Godstone Green, Oxted and again at Westerham involving a total of 3 different buses and 2 different operators.



Please click on the pages listed below to take a trip on the 411 bus from CATERHAM and WARLINGHAM to TUNBRIDGE WELLS

The Routes

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

The Buses

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

The Places served

A photo album with scenes along the route Caterham, Warlingham,Tatsfield, Brasted, Sundridge, Westerham, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells

My Ode to the 411 bus to Tunbridge Wells Bus

My poem with words that sum it all up

The Last Day

Wednesday 1st September 1999, The last day and What the Local Papers and Parish Magazines said. Bus tickets and Publicity

Full list of Bus routes S3, 403, 403A, 483, 20, 23, 553, 253 and 411 from Chelsham and Warlingham to Sevenoaks and beyond 1921 to 1999

All photographs and graphics are by Alan Edwards unless otherwise stated