London Bus Route 405 - Redhill - Merstham - Coulsdon - Purley - Pampisford Road - South Croydon - West Croydon. (12 Miles)
Operated By: Go Ahead London: Metrobus
Garage: Croydon C
Past Timetables: Aug 2003
, Nov 2004
, Sep 2006
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The route began many years ago and was not part of the London bus network as it was operated by London and Country, and the route used to operate between Crawley to West Croydon (Via Redhill). On the 21st April 2001 Connex won the contract for the 405 as the the route was now part of the TFL bus network which they operated at their Beddington garage (BC). The 405 was also withdrawn between Redhill & Crawley. The route was converted to low floor operation as part of the new contract. The current PVR was Monday to Saturday 5PDL and Sunday 3PDL.
On the 20th August 2003 Connex lost the contract to Metrobus along with Arriva’s routes 130
. Metrobus operated the route from their Crawley Garage (CY). The 405 was slightly re-routed to serve Pampisford Road in the South Croydon area. The current PVR was Monday to Saturday 7DT and Sunday 4DT. On the 16th April 2005 the operation was transferred to Godstone Garage (GD) and the PVR changed slightly, Monday to Saturday 7DT and Sunday 5DT. On the 24th February 2006 the operation transferred to Croydon Garage (C) due to the closure of Godstone Garage.
On the 22nd April 2006 the operation was transferred back down to Crawley (CY) Garage, back where Metrobus began to operate the 405.Throughout October 2006, the 405 was gradually converted to double deck operation using a new batch of Scania omnidecka’s. The current PVR was Monday To Saturday 7SC & Sunday 5SC.On the 2nd September 2007, School Journey’s began to operate on the 405, which were introduced too operate between Croydon & Purley using an ex 403 bus (Arriva).
A year later on the 30th August 2008, the Crawley allocation was transferred back to Croydon (C). There was also a slight change of frequency, Monday to Friday now using 9SC, Saturday 8SC & Sunday 5SC.On the 29th October 2011, the Arriva School journey’s on the 405, which was previously were a joint allocation of the 403, was now transffered to South Croydon Garage (TC), using an ex 197 bus instead. The average journey time is between 35 & 65mins. The frequency Monday To Saturday is Every 15mins, Sunday & evenings run every 30mins.
History Last Updated 24th March 2013