London Buses route 465

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465
Quality Line - OV10 - YJ12 PKX - Route 465.jpg
Overview
Operator Quality Line
Garage Epsom (EB)
Vehicle Optare Versa 11.1m
Peak vehicle requirement 6
Night-time No night service
Route
Start Kingston
Via Surbiton
Hook
Chessington
Malden Rushett
Leatherhead
Fetcham
Mickleham
End Dorking
Length 15 miles (24 km)
Service
Level Daily
Frequency 30-60 minutes
Journey time 50-85 minutes
Operates 05:15 until 00:33

London Buses route 465 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Kingston and Dorking, it is operated by Quality Line.

History[edit]

From around the mid-1990s, service 465 was operated by London & Country. Upon being re-tendered, it passed to Tellings-Golden Miller on 1 May 1999 and was extended past Kingston to Tellings' Fulwell Bus Garage. On 17 June 2005, route 465 was included in the sale of Tellings-Golden Miller to Travel London.[1]

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.[2]

Upon being re-tendered, on 30 June 2007 the route passed to Arriva Guildford & West Surrey. The contract change also saw the route withdrawn from Penrhyn Road in Kingston, due to complaints from residents over the number of buses using the road.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.[3]

On 3 October 2009, route 465 was included in the sale of Arriva Guildford & West Surrey's Horsham operation to Metrobus.[4] It was the only Transport for London contract to be worked out of the company's Crawley garage.

Upon being re-tendered, on 30 June 2012 the route passed to Quality Line with Optare Versas.[5]

The route is jointly managed by Transport for London and Surrey County Council.

Current route[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Preliminary Results Year Ended 31 December 2005 Tellings-Golden Miller 5 April 2006
  2. ^ 465 protesters ignored as bus route scrapped Richmond & Twickenham Times 5 May 2006
  3. ^ Bus service changes June 2007 Surrey County Council
  4. ^ Go-Ahead to acquire Arriva's Horsham bus Bus & Coach Professional 3 September 2009
  5. ^ Orders placed for new buses Epsom Coaches 12 October 2011

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