London Buses route 406

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Quality Line DD12 on Route 406, Epsom Clock Tower.jpg
Operator Quality Line
Garage Epsom (EB)
Vehicle Alexander Dennis Enviro400 10.1m
Peak vehicle requirement 4
Night-time No night service
Start Kingston
Via Surbiton
End Epsom
Length 8 miles (12 km)
Level Daily
Frequency About every 30 minutes
Journey time 35-53 minutes
Operates 05:45 until 00:15

London Buses route 406 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. The service is currently contracted to Quality Line.


Route 406 started in 1920 as route S6 between Kingston upon Thames and Redhill, and was renumbered as 406 in 1924.[1] 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;[2] the 406 was later taken over by London United, who were subsequently taken over by Transdev.[3] A proposal to extend the 406 to Teddington in 2001 was not received favouably by residents and did not go ahead.[4]

On 30 June 2007, Quality Line commenced operating route 406 with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400 double deckers. The route was diverted via Surbiton Hill Road instead of Surbiton Station at the same time.[5]

Current route[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ London Transport Country Area Routes 406-409
  2. ^ London Country Bus Preservation Page
  3. ^ Bus Route Shake Up - Kingston & Surbiton |
  4. ^ Head Slams Plans To Extend 406 Bus Route Daily Echo, 7 December 2001
  5. ^ Aldridge, John (December 2006). "Quality Line wins first double-deck contracts". Buses (Ian Allan Publishing) (621): 22. 

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