London Buses route 465
|Vehicle||Optare Versa 11.1m|
|Peak vehicle requirement||5|
|Night-time||No night service|
Chessington World of Adventures
|Length||15 miles (24 km)|
|Frequency||Every 30-60 minutes|
|Journey time||Around 50-60 minutes|
|Operates||5:20am until 23:40|
|London Transport portal|
From around the mid-90s, service 465 was operated by London & Country. Tellings-Golden Miller was the next operator to win the contract for the route, and at the time it continued past Kingston to Tellings' Fulwell Bus Garage. In May 2006 the route was curtailed at Kingston and replaced by a new, less frequent route 481, despite a protest by a local group to keep the service.
After the takeover of Tellings, the service was run by Travel London, who mainly used Dennis Dart SLF/Plaxton Pointer 2s on the route. Operation of the route passed from Travel London to Arriva Guildford & West Surrey on June 30, 2007. The contract change also saw the route withdrawn from Penrhyn Road in Kingston, due to complaints from residents over the number of buses using the road. The replacement route is via Surbiton Road and Portsmouth Road.
A few months after Arriva took over the route, one of the buses used on the route was involved in a serious accident. A van crashed into it and continued on into a house. The bus was away for repairs for a number of months. During this time, the company needed an extra bus, so a red liveried Dennis Dart SLF/Plaxton Pointer 2 was transferred on loan from Dartford depot, another part of Arriva Southern Counties. This was eventually returned. However, Arriva realised they were going to need a spare bus even when the accident damaged Enviro200 Dart was fixed, so an older Dennis Dart SLF/Plaxton Pointer was transferred, again from Darford.
On 3 October 2009, following the acquisition of Arriva's operations in Horsham by Metrobus, operation of route 465 was passed to Metrobus. It was the only London contract to be worked out of the company's depot in Crawley.
Current route 
- Kingston Cromwell Road Bus Station
- Kingston Eden Street
- Surbiton railway station Victoria Road
- Hook Cap in Hand
- Hook White Hart
- Chessington World of Adventures †
- Malden Rushett Fairoak Lane
- Leatherhead North Street
- Leatherhead Leisure Centre
- Mickleham Church
- Dorking railway station
- Dorking White Horse
- Dorking Townfield Court
A Dennis Dart formerly used as the spare bus for route 465 operating the Horsham park and ride.
See also 
- 465 protesters ignored as bus route scrapped (From Richmond & Twickenham Times)
- Pictures showing previous operators
- Surrey County Council - Bus service changes June 2007
- Surrey Comet - "Van careers into house after hitting bus" Accessed September 5, 2008.
- Fotopic - Image of 3279 bus on loan Accessed September 5, 2008.
- Fotopic - Image of 3179 bus in service Accessed September 5, 2008.