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London Transport
Country Area Routes 460–469

South of the Thames

Last updated 16-03-06.

Route 460 ran daily between Slough Station and Staines Central Station via via Datchet and Wraysbury.



Route 461A ran in the Country area daily between Walton (Odeon) and Botleys Park (St. Peter’s Hospital) via Weybridge, Addlestone, Coombelands and Ottershaw.

Route 462 ran daily between Leatherhead Station and Addlestone via Fetcham, Stoke D’Abernon, Cobham and Weybridge. It was extended on Mondays to Saturdays to Chertsey, and some morning journeys further extended during Monday to Friday peak hours to Staines West Station. The route changed very little and this accounts for the “E” plate being old and somewhat discoloured.


463 463 FARE STAGE

Route 463 ran daily between Guildford (Bus Station) and Walton (Odeon) via Merrow, West Clandon, Clandon, Send, Kingfield Green, Woking, Woodham, New Haw, Addlestone and Weybridge.

Route 464 ran between Holland (Coldshott) and Westerham via Oxted, Limpsfield, Chart, Crockham Hill and Hosey Common. Buses on the 464 arriving at Westerham would usually change into a 485 running to Edenbridge, where they would then change into a 465 to run back to Holland. A similar arrangement ran in the reverse direction.

There were many different special journeys running to Staffhurst Wood at school times, via Pollards Oak Crescent, and variations in Oxted, so this plate might have come from any of them, but more likely the stops that would have had “E” plates would have been in Oxted.



Route 465 ran between Holland (Coldshott) and Edenbridge via Oxted, Limpsfield, Chart and Crockham Hill. Buses on the 465 arriving at Edenbridge would usually change into a 485 running to Westerham, where they would then change into a 464 to run back to Holland. A similar arrangement ran in the reverse direction.

Route 466 ran on Mondays to Saturdays between Staines (Church Street) and Knowle Hill via Egham, Stroude and Virginia Water, with some journeys running off normal line of route to Virginia Water Station.



Route 467 ran daily between Sidcup Station and Dartford via Foots Cray, North Cray, Bexley, and Crayford. On Mondays to Saturdays it ran beyond Dartford to Horton Kirby (Westminster Mills) via Wilmington and Sutton-at-Hone. The Sidcup to Dartford section of the route survives today as part of London Buses’ route 492.

The main 467 service operated between Dartford and Sidcup Station. This “E” plate is for a Sunday-only variation.



Route 468 ran daily between Chessington Zoo and Epsom Station via West Ewell and Ewell, and was extended on Mondays to Saturdays to Effingham via Ashtead, Leatherhead and Great Bookham.

Route 469 ran between Staines (Church Street) and Virginia Water (Wheatsheaf) via Pooley Green, Thorpe and Virginia Water Station. This route did not change at all over the years and the plate probably dates from the first introduction of bus stops on the route, presumably in the early ’50s.

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