TfL have made proposals to change bus routes in Sutton and Croydon. There are a few changes which we believe can be improved upon. 

The changes that affect Coulsdon are :

  • They intend to withdraw route 455 from Old Lodge Lane to Croydon via Pampisford Road and then on to Wallington via Wandle Valley and Roundshaw – as this route is very long, unreliable and difficult to regulate.
  • They intend to extend the 312 from South Croydon to Old Lodge Lane.
  • Divert the 166 round the Purley loop, along Pampisford Road and via South Croydon station.
  • Route 434 Coulsdon To Whyteleafe South to extend Caterham, but via a diversion to the top of Kenley adding 5 minutes to the journey time.

The change to the 166 will add anything up to 8 minutes on the journey to Croydon and will lose its Purley Town centre and Purley Hospital Stops.

The extension of route 434 to Caterham is positive but should continue to be via the existing  Northwood Avenue route.

You can object / give feedback by filling in the questionnaire on the TfL consultation web site, by email to  or write to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS (Ref: Sutton – Croydon bus changes)