London Buses route 406
|Vehicle||Alexander Dennis Enviro400 10.1m|
|Peak vehicle requirement||4|
|Night-time||No night service|
|Length||8 miles (13 km)|
|Journey time||35-53 minutes|
|Operates||05:45 until 00:15|
Route 406 started in 1920 as route S6 between Kingston and Redhill, and was renumbered as 406 in 1924. In 1957, the second prototype AEC Routemaster ran on route 406 between Redhill and Kingston. It was later shortened to operate just between Kingston and Epsom. Following the Privatisation of London bus services the route became part of London Country South West.
On 27 January 2001 it became a tendered Transport for London route with London United's Hounslow garage taking over operation. A proposal to extend the 406 to Teddington in 2001 was not received favouably by residents and did not proceed.
- Kingston Cromwell Road bus station for Kingston station
- Surbiton Hollyfield School
- Tolworth Broadway
- Tolworth station
- Ewell High Street
- High Street for Epsom station
- Epsom Clock Tower
- London Transport Country Area Routes 406-409 eplates.info
- Graeme Bruce, J; Curtis, Colin (1977). The London Motor Bus: Its Origins and Development. London Transport. p. 99. ISBN 0853290830.
- London Country Bus Preservation Page ampyx.net
- Bus Route Shake Up - Kingston & Surbiton | Surbiton.com
- Head Slams Plans To Extend 406 Bus Route Daily Echo 7 December 2001
- Aldridge, John (December 2006). "Quality Line wins first double-deck contracts". Buses (Ian Allan Publishing) (621): 22.