Netherne Community Bus

New Bus Timetable Effective 21st May 2018

A new train timetable will be operational from Coulsdon South from 21 May 2018, with more trains serving the station – including Thameslink services to London Bridge (and on to St Pancras).  Southern will continue to serve Victoria station.

The new train timetable from Coulsdon South will then be as follows:

Morning departures to London:

0648 departure to LBG

0654 departure to VIC

0709 departure to LBG

0718 departure to LBG

0724 departure to VIC

0739 departure to LBG

0748 departure to LBG

0754 departure to VIC

0809 departure to LBG

0818 departure to LBG

0824 departure to VIC

0839 departure to LBG

0848 departure to LBG

0854 departure to VIC

0909 departure to LBG

0918 departure to LBG

0924 departure to VIC

Evening return times at Coulsdon South:

1708 arrival from VIC

1717 arrival from LBG

1724 arrival from LBG

1735 arrival from VIC

1747 arrival from LBG

1754 arrival from LBG

1805 arrival from VIC

1817 arrival from LBG

1824 arrival from LBG

1835 arrival from VIC

1847 arrival from LBG

1854 arrival from LBG

1906 arrival from VIC

1917 arrival from LBG

1922 arrival from LBG

1936 arrival from VIC

There will be more train services, both in the morning and in the evening, which is good news. But we still only have the one bus. As a result of the increased train frequency (particularly in the evening) passengers may have to wait a bit longer for the bus than previously.

To try to dovetail as closely as possible with the new morning and evening train timetables, the Netherne Bus timetable will change from 21 May 2018 as follows:

Morning departures from Netherne Drive:

635am, 655am, 715am, 738am, 805am, 835am and 905am

This timetable ensures we target a Victoria train (at 24 minutes past and 54 minutes past) and a London Bridge train (at 18 minutes past and 48 minutes past) as best as possible.

Evening pick ups from Coulsdon South:

520pm, 545pm, 610pm, 630pm, 700pm, 720pm, 740pm

The new evening bus timetable attempts to squeeze in an extra run, to cater for the increased train frequency (so that passengers arriving at Coulsdon South don’t have to wait too long between bus services).  However, getting an extra run in will all depend on traffic conditions. Please bear with us as we attempt to adjust to the new train timetables – the drivers will do their best but it may take a few weeks before we know what is really feasible and practical.


Netherne Management Limited

The Community Bus operates Monday to Friday, during peak morning & evening commuter hours, taking passengers to and from Coulsdon South station. The Netherne Bus timetable is as follows:
Morning departures from Netherne Drive:
638am, 700am, 719am, 738am, 800am, 830am, 910am.
Evening returns from Coulsdon South:
530pm, 605pm, 635pm, 700pm, 720pm, 740pm.
We will continue to advise of future timetable changes using all of our regular communication mediums – including Email, Twitter, Facebook, Website as well as a poster inside the Bus itself.
A pre-pay ticket system is in operation, tickets can be purchased either on the bus itself, or from the Pavilion Cafe. From 12 March 2018, a book of ten adult tickets will cost £20 (which works out as £2 per journey) and a book of ten child tickets will cost £10.  There is no expiry date on the tickets and we have committed to a price freeze until 2020.
If you do not wish to purchase a book of tickets and are making only occasional journeys on the bus, it is permitted to pay a cash fare on the bus.  However, as we wish to discourage users from paying cash fares, from 12th March 2018 these are £3 for adults and £1.50 for children.
For anyone wishing to head into town in the evenings, please note that the Bus normally departs Netherne Drive 10 minutes before the pick up time at Coulsdon South station.
If you have any queries in relation to the Community Bus please contact:
We also have a Facebook Group for our bus users called ‘Netherne Bus’ which can be found here: