Ewell West bus service, 1960s styleEwell West Station - 150 years

Saturday 4th April 2009, 1000 to 1600


Displays, talks and events

Park & ride from NESCOT, Reigate Road, Ewell

Free rides on classic buses - timetable here

The railway line from Raynes Park to Epsom was opened 150 years ago, on 4 April 1859.  Worcester Park Station, where our 2008 event was based, is one of the stations on the line, but the only station with its original building* is Ewell West.
To mark the 150th anniversary, there will be a local celebration on Saturday 4 April, from 1000 to 1600, for which four former London Transport buses will be providing a free bus service between NESCOT, Ewell Village, Ewell West Station and West Ewell.  Click here for a timetable.
Free feeder bus services will run from elsewhere in Surrey, or you can come by service bus 467 (the modern successor to the 468) or by train (note that due to engineering works, trains run only between Guildford and Raynes Park).
If coming by car, please park in the car park of NESCOT (the North East Surrey College of Technology), on the A240 Reigate Road south of the Ewell Bypass.  A regular free park & ride service runs between there and the station.
This event occurs the day before the huge Annual Spring Bus & Coach Gathering at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, organised by Cobham Bus Museum. 
The Red-RF web site also provides a history of the RF bus, information on the routes worked by red RFs, details of past events organised or visited by us, and details of our RF486, see the menu on the left.
* Ewell West Station image: courtesy of Surrey Libraries, held in the Epsom & Ewell Local & Family History Centre Collection.
For many years, the only bus service serving Ewell West Station was the 468, operated by the Country Bus Department of London Transport and later by London Country Buses.
The route was operated by Leatherhead Garage, where RT4779 is seen in the mid-1960s.  Click on the photo for another image of the same bus, 40 years later.
Photos © Peter Osborn