London Transport
Country Area Routes 430–433

South of the Thames

Last updated 16-2-10.

430
430 SPECIAL JOURNEYS ONLY
This “E” plate would have come from one of the few stops between the Red Cross and the station.
Route 430 map

Route 430 ran daily between Reigate (Red Cross) and Redhill Station via South Park, Woodhatch and Earlswood. A few journeys ran beyond the Red Cross terminus to Reigate Station.


Route 430A was a peak hour variant of the 430 running between Merstham (Delabole Road) and Reigate via Redhill and South Merstham. It is a rare plate as this short route lasted less than two years, from September 1971 to July 1973.

430A

430B

The 430B variant was introduced in later years and provided odd journeys via Blackborough Road, I believe.


Route 431 ran between Orpington Station and Sevenoaks (Bus Station) via Goddington Lane, Chelsfield, Halstead, Knockholt Pound, Dunton Green and Riverhead.

431

431A
431A FARE STAGE

Route 431A provided just a few odd journeys between Orpington Station and Sevenoaks (Bus Station) via Green Street Green, Knockholt Station, Halstead, Knockholt Pound, Dunton Green and Riverhead (whereas the 431 ran via Chelsfield and Halstead). The route later passed to London Country Bus Services, then to Kentish Bus—the A-suffix part eventually disappearing—and the 431 is now operated by Arriva Kent & Sussex, running as a Monday to Saturday circular Sevenoaks–Otford–Dunton Green–Sevenoaks service with journeys in the opposite direction numbered 432.

These “E” plates date from the days when the route ran daily but Sunday journeys had already been withdrawn by London Transport in the late 1960s. The FARE STAGE plate is somewhat less common.


Route 431C was a works service from Knockholt Station to Fort Halstead which had disappeared by 1965. “C” suffix route numbers are much more difficult to find, and being just odd journeys would have had far fewer plates produced.

431C

432
432

Route 432 ran on Mondays to Saturdays between Guildford and Great Bookham via Merrow, West Clandon, Horsley, Effingham, Little Bookham and Bookham Station. The number is currently used for an Arriva Kent & Sussex circular Sevenoaks–Dunton Green–Otford–Sevenoaks service, with journeys in the opposite direction numbered 431


Route 433 ran from Ranmore (Dog Kennel Lane) to Coldharbour (Plough) via Dorking, and was operated by GS vehicles. When the route was withdrawn the number 433 was re-used for a local circular service in Horsham running via Roffey Corner and Littlehaven.

433
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