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London Buses route 403 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Warlingham and West Croydon, it is operated by Metrobus.


History

Route 403 commenced operation on 1 December 1924. It was operated by East Surrey Transport. By 1 January 1932, the route was being operated by London General. From 1 July 1933 until 21 December 1969, London Transport operated the route. From 1 July 1970, the route was operated by London Country Bus Services.

On 9 August 1986, the route became a London Regional Transport route operated by London Country South West operating from their Chelsham (CM) garage using Leyland Atlanteans. The route ran between Cheam and Tatsfield.

On 30 October 1989, the route passed to South London from their Croydon (TC) garage with Leyland Olympians introduced.

On 31 August 1991, the route was withdrawn between Cheam and West Croydon Station being replaced by route 407.

On 29 October 1994, the route was withdrawn between Warlingham Park Hospital and Tatsfield with the route passing to London & Country operating from their Croydon (CR) garage using East Lancs bodied Volvo Olympians.

On 30 October 1999, the route passed to Arriva London operating from their Beddington Farm Garage (CN) using Leyland Olympians.

On 16 December 2000, the route was withdrawn between Warlingham and Walingham Park Hospital.

On 30 October 2004, the route was retained by Arriva London and was converted to low floor double deck operation using Wright Pulsar Gemini bodied DAF DB250LFs.

On 29 October 2011, the route was retained by Arriva London and the allocation was transferred to Croydon (TC) Garage.

In October 2017, the Wright Pulsar Gemini bodied DAF DB250LFs were replaced by existing Wright Gemini 2 bodied VDL DB300s.

On 27 October 2018, the route passed to Metrobus operating from their Croydon (C) garage using existing Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s.

Current Route

Route 403 operates via these primary locations:

  • Warlingham Sainsbury's
  • Hamsey Green
  • Sanderstead Station
  • South Croydon
  • West Croydon Station Bus Station

External links

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