THE NEW GTR TIMETABLES ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE STATIONS.
The basic off-Peak services from Coulsdon South will be at 09 and 39 to London Bridge, St Pancras and Peterborough 20 and 50 past the hour to Clapham Junction and Victoria.From Coulsdon Town at 12 and 42 all stations to London Bridge 29 and 59 all stations to East Croydon and fast to London Bridge
There are changes to first and last trains First Trains from: Coulsdon South will be 05.48 and 06.09 see note and from Coulsdon Town at 05.59 and 06.09Last train from London will be 23.47 London Bridge to Coulsdon Town 23.57 London Bridge to Coulsdon South and 00.08 Victoria to Coulsdon South
Later trains will run on Friday and Saturday nights.
However, GTR have announced that not all trains will start on the Monday 21st May 2018 – the following trains from Coulsdon will not Run
- 09 to London Bridge and Peterborough starts Monday 28th May 2018
- Coulsdon South 09.39 to London Bridge and Peterborough starts Monday 4th June 2018
- Coulsdon South 15.39 to London Bridge and Peterborough starts Monday 4th June 2018
- Coulsdon South 18.09 to London Bridge and Peterborough starts Monday 28th May 2018
- Coulsdon South 21.39 to London Bridge and Peterborough starts Monday 4th June 2018
- Coulsdon South 06.27 to Gatwick and Horsham starts Tuesday 22nd May 2018 (travel via East Croydon)
- Coulsdon South 06.57 to Gatwick and Horsham starts Monday 4th June 2018 (travel via East Croydon)
- Coulsdon South 07.55 to Gatwick and Horsham starts Monday 4th June 2018 (travel via East Croydon)
- Coulsdon South 10.23 to Gatwick and Horsham starts Monday 4th June 2018 (travel via East Croydon
- Coulsdon South 13.53 to Gatwick and Horsham starts Monday 4th June 2018 (travel via East Croydon)
- Coulsdon South 16.53 to Gatwick and Horsham starts Monday 28th May 2018 (travel via East Croydon)
- Coulsdon South 19.53 to Gatwick and Horsham starts Monday 4th June 2018 (travel via East Croydon)
- 43 all stations to London Bridge no date for reinstatement.
- Coulsdon Town 09.43 all stations to London Bridge no date for reinstatement.
Please check on www.Nationalrail.co.uk as these may change at any time
Poor Performance: The Service at local stations has been absolutely appalling in the weeks leading up to Christmas and the weeks after services resumed, this was taken up by East Surrey Transport Committee and GLA member Steve O’Connell with David Scorey and Alex Foulds the two Southern Service Directors. While Chris Philp MP, along with a number of other MPS raised these problems in Parliament with the Rail Minister Claire Perry MP.
Major Changes at LONDONBRIDGE: From December 2012 until December 2018 London Bridge Station is being rebuilt 3 platforms at a time from west to east. This will mean that from January 2015 Southeastern Trains to Waterloo East and Charing Cross will no longer stop at LondonBridge for up 18 months. While other services will be subject to time changes, diversions and will not be able to call at LondonBridge at all Southern and a South Eastern for up to 6 months and FCC Thameslink for 3 years. To keep a track of progress and changes to train time please consult. www.Thameslinkprogramme.co.uk
New Timetable : The worse service provided by the new timetable at many local stations but at Coulsdon South and Norwood Junction was also raised at the meeting with Steve O’Connell, Southern took the view that things may be worse in the Croydon area but they were better elsewhere. Steve O’Connell has asked to meet with Southern again in February.
If you are not happy with the change to the services at Coulsdon South in particular Steve O’Connell is urging you to write/email to David Scorey with a copy to him before February.
Coulsdon South: trains will be 16 & 46 past the hour to East Croydon and LondonBridge. At 26 & 59 past the hour to East Croydon, Blackfriars and Bedford. The 09.25 to Victoria and the 09.28 to LondonBridge will still run but many vary by a minute or so in the final timetable. In the down direction, Horsham trains will be earlier at 25 & 55 past the hour and GatwickAirport / ThreeBridges will be 14 & 44 minutes past the hour.
Coulsdon Town: Trains will be at 01 & 37 minutes past the hour to East Croydon and LondonBridge and at 21 & 51 minutes past the hour to Tattenham Corner.
Trains will leave LondonBridge: at 20 & 50 for CoulsdonTown and 27 & 57 for Coulsdon South (spacing even worse than we thought). At present there are no changes to rush hour services.
Fares from January Oyster Pay as you Go cards can be used to Redhill and GatwickAirport. This is an add on fare and sometimes the paper ticket especially for groups of three or more will still be cheaper. Accompanied children under the age of 11 can now also travel free on National Rail services in the London Zones.
Old Lodge Lane Bridge : Unfortunately due to bad weather and high winds the bridge replacement at Old Lodge lane was unable to be carried out and will have to be rescheduled
No change to local buses in the Coulsdon and Purley areas. New Countdown signs have been provide at Coulsdon South Station in the Brighton Road for route 405 towards Redhill in Marlpit Lane for 60 & 404 to Old Coulsdon.
From 2012, all London Bus stops are now regarded as request stops and, if you want a bus to stop at a stop, you must indicate to the driver by waving your hand and you must ring the bell if you want to get off at the next stop. During the course of the year, the red request bus stop signs will disappear and all bus stops will become white bus stops and request stops.
TfL have now launched and APP that you can download to find out the time of buses at a stop near where you are using GPS technoligy. Also you can “text a stop for the next bus” All stops should now have a plaque that enables you to text 87287 with the stop plate number and within a minute they will text you back with the times of the next buses. This cost 12p to receive, but some networks also charge to send to 87287 (you do not have to be at the stop if you know your stop number you can text before you leave home). In addition you can also check your local route and stop from the internet log on to http://countdown.tfl.gov.uk/#/and type in the stop number or the route number then select the direction and stop name from the map.
Fares In London: From January 2016 the daily all zone Travelcard will rise to £17.20 in the peak and remains at £12.10 in the off-peak. However, the Oyster cap has become a daily cap at £11.80 regardless of what time you travel. For Oyster users who travel travel twice or more in a week after 9.30 a.m. or 8 times or more in a month TfL will reimbuse their Oyster Card at the end of each month and credit it with the difference between £11.80 and £8.90 for any of those trips that started after 9.30 a.m. The Oyster bus fare will rise to £1.50 and the daily cap will still apply at £4.50.
There is also now a new One- Day bus and tram pass costing £5.00 which can be bought from local stations and newsagents.
Steam Trains: Orient Express
6th February – Victoria to Guildford. Return to Victoria via Redhill – Loco Clan Line, Merchant Navy Class – Coulsdon South Approximately 15.15 p.m
12th March – Victoria to Guildford. Return to Victoria via Redhill – Loco Clan Line, Merchant Navy Class – Coulsdon South Approximately 15.15 p.m
Note: These trains times and routes can be altered or cancelled at short notice, even on the day. Trains may also run up to 15 minutes early or late. A useful web side to check and for other steam trains – www.uksteam.info/tourists/trs.htm