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Tuesday July 7th 2020

Changes to Local Bus Services:

SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL – PASSENGER TRANSPORT GROUP

INFORMATION ON CHANGES TO LOCAL BUS SERVICES :

As part of a new tender award from the 1st of September 2009, Southdown PSV will be operating the following services with low-floor easy-access buses for two years together with their existing tendered service 410 (Redhill – Godstone – Oxted – Westerham), which will offer significant enhancements to service provision in the area.

410 – Redhill – Godstone – Oxted – Westerham (Mondays to Saturdays)

594 – Oxted –  Holland/Chart/Chalkpit Wood (Mondays to Saturdays)

595 – Holland-Hurst Green-Chart-Limpsfield-Oxted-St. Mary’s School (School jnys.)

694 – Biggin Hill – Westerham – Chart – Limpsfield – Oxted School (School jnys.)

236 – East Grinstead – Lingfield – Dormansland – Edenbridge – Westerham (Mon to Fri)

494 – Oxted – Caterham (Mondays to Fridays) – New Commercial Service

Service 410:

Service 410 will operate as now between Redhill and Oxted via Nutfield, Bletchingley and Godstone and will then run to Hurst Green and Holland rather than to Westerham.  The service will operate Monday to Saturday between 0630 – 1930hrs.  The section of route between Redhill and Oxted will maintain its current hourly operation and the Oxted to Hurst Green and Holland section will operate half hourly.

Service 594

This will be re-structured to provide a service every two hours from Chalkpit Wood to Westerham via Oxted, Limpsfield and Chart. It will be supplemented by a two-hourly service 595 from Chalkpit Wood to Westerham via Oxted and Tatsfield. The 594/595 services will connect with the 410 in Oxted to maintain the hourly link between Westerham and Redhill, with through fares available. Residents in Tatsfield and Chart will benefit from regular services operating Monday to Saturday giving them earlier and later journeys to/from Oxted as well as to Westerham (and to Redhill by making a connection). Existing school bus 694 from Biggin Hill to Oxted School will be incorporated into the 594.

Service 595:

Existing school bus Holland-Hurst Green-Chart-Limpsfield-Oxted-St.Mary’s School will be incorporated in to the service which will operate from Outwood-Smallfield-Lingfield-Merle Common-Holland-Hurst Green-Limpsfield-Chart-Oxted Station Road East-St Mary’s School and will be renumbered 694.

Service 236:

This service will operate as now between East Grinstead and Westerham and will then extend to Oxted via the A25. There will be some additional journeys allowing greater travel opportunities, such as a through link from Oxted to East Grinstead.

Service 494:

This is a new commercial service operating between Oxted and Caterham-on-the-Hill Tesco store via the A22, Caterham Valley, Marden Lodge and Burntwood Lane.  An hourly service will operate Monday to Friday between 0930 – 1430hrs.  This will provide a new direct link between Caterham and Oxted.  Services 594/595 will provide links in to Oxted to service 494 enabling Chart and Tatsfield residents the opportunity to visit Caterham.

Through journeys between Redhill/Godstone and Westerham can still be made with a change of bus in Oxted.

In due course, details will be available from Traveline (Tel: 0871 200 2233) and from the Council’s website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/buses.

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