London Buses route 466

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466
Arriva route 466 to Addington Village.jpg
Overview
Operator Arriva London
Garage Croydon (TC)
Vehicle Alexander Dennis Enviro400 10.1m
Peak vehicle requirement 18
Night-time No night service
Route
Start Addington Village tram stop
Via Shirley Park
Croydon
Purley
Old Coulsdon
End Caterham-on-the-Hill
Length 12 miles (19 km)
Service
Level Daily
Frequency 10-15 minutes
Journey time 39-71 minutes
Operates 05:20 to 00:53

London Buses route 466 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Addington Village tram stop and Caterham-on-the-Hill, it is operated by Arriva London.

History[edit]

Route 466 commenced on 29 August 1998 between Shirley Inn and Caterham-on-the-Hill replacing route 166 between Shirley and Croydon and route 400 between Croydon and Caterham. It was operated by Croydon garage with Leyland Olympians and MCW Metrobuses.[1]

On 20 May 2000 it was extended to Addington Village tram stop coinciding with the opening of the Croydon Tramlink. Upon being re-tendered, on 30 August 2003 it passed to Metrobus's Godstone garage, moving to Croydon in early 2006.[1][2]

On next being tendered it returned to Arriva London's Croydon garage on 30 August 2008 with new Alexander Dennis Enviro400s were introduced.[1][3]

Electrical problems on the vehicles led to reliability issues.[4] In October 2008 the route was criticised for seeing too many southbound journeys turn short at Old Coulsdon.[5] Residents began a petition to improve reliability on the route, receiving around 700 signatures by December 2008.[6] On 17 January 2009, Arriva introduced extra vehicles to the 466 to allow longer layovers and reduce the need to turn journeys short.[7]

Arriva London retained upon be re-tendered, commencing a new contract on 31 August 2013.[1]

Current route[edit]

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