Newsflash on Bus Route 479 - see below
Ashtead Station has trains to and from London Victoria, London Bridge and London Waterloo. Going southbound there are trains to Horsham and Guildford.
Live travel information is available on the following links, and further ticket and travel information is available on the web sites for Southern Railway and South West Trains.
There is now a Travel App for your iPhone or Android device available from Southern. This gives you up to the minute journey information, enables you to buy tickets on line and stores your "Favourites". Go to http://www.southernrailway.com/your-journey/app to download.
Ashtead to London - Live Train Information
Ashtead to Horsham - Live Train Information
Ashtead to Guildford - Live Train Information
Southern Railway's web site
South West Trains web site
National Rail Enquiries web site
Southern have today announced their smartcard pay as you go product has gone live across the GTR network. Like the Key, keyGo will enable passengers to tap and go at all GTR stations without having to buy a ticket or load up a balance. After registration, the smartcard is linked to a nominated payment card and at the end of the day the best value walk-up fare for your travel will be charged.
keyGo will benefit passengers who currently purchase off-peak or day tickets and who may frequently travel for leisure or work.
• It will always give the best value walk-up fare for your travel within a day
• It will charge automatically at the end of each day for the journeys you’ve made that day
• No need to queue at ticket offices or ticket machines
• Just tap through ticket gates quickly and easily
• Get an automatic notification if you’re due compensation because of a delayed journey (ADR) if opted in to receive alerts
• Once you’ve activated the card ‘out-boundary’, you can travel to any GTR stations inside or outside boundary – but NOT to TfL stations
keyGo can be added onto existing Key smartcards or as a standalone product, for a full map see the attached keyGo map.
keyGo was previously trialled on the Southern network; following feedback from users a number of changes were made before further roll out across the network.
To register for your Key Card go to https://www.southernrailway.com/tickets/smartcards-oyster-and-plusbus/the-key-smartcard/keygo. Once you have a Key Smartcard, you can add keyGo through your online account. Your keyGo account will be associated with a credit or debit card for automatic payment to be taken via a Continuous Payment Authority. Two hours after signing up to keyGo, you can start your first journey by touching the card reader at a train station specified with a yellow dot on the keyGo Area map.
NOTE: KeyGo will not be able to cater for 1st Class fares or Railcards.
Both Southern and South West Trains have announced their new timetables (up to May 2019)
Create your own Timetables by visiting both web sites.
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The following buses serve Ashtead:-
The 408 bus service from Edward Thomas, Epsom Coaches Quality Line runs between Epsom and Cobham (including Sainsburys Cobham and Tesco Leatherhead). To view the Timetable click on the following link. 408 Timetable
Update @ 15th March 2019
I’m pleased to be able to report that 479 will be operated by Arriva from first bus tomorrow morning and using the same timetable.
If you are able to share this news I would be grateful; we now need to get this information out the those who rely on it.
Senior Transport Officer
Strategic Transport Group
Surrey County Council
NOTE: It appears Arriva do not accept the EarlyBird payment of £1 if you want to travel before 9.30am using a Senior Bus Pass. A Leatherhead resident used the bus today (19th March) and had to pay the full single fare. This information has also been passed to Tim Hall, SCC Councillor for Leatherhead.
The 479 bus service from Buses Excetera runs between Epsom and Guildford. With effect from 30th July 2018 the section of route between Bookham Station and Guildford will be reduced to operate hourly (currently operated every half hour) on Monday to Saturday. The section of route between Epsom and Bookham Station will continue to receive a half hourly service. There is no actual change to the route of 479, just the frequency.
New timetables will be at bus stops in late July, prior to the change being introduced and information will be on the County Councils website. Buses Excetera will advertise this change on their website and within the buses operating on service 479.
There is also to be a new route, Service No. 21 operating from Crawley, Charlwood, Newdigate, Dorking, Boxhill, Leatherhead Ashtead through to Epsom. 21 Timetable.
New bus service between Epsom and St Helier Hospitals
On Monday 4 March 2019 a new bus service will start between Epsom, Sutton and St Helier Hospitals. The H1 service has previously operated as a staff shuttle bus, but will now be opened up to other passengers. It will run Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) from around 6.25am until 7.50pm. There will only be two stops in Epsom & Ewell, at Epsom Hospital and on East Street at the stop by the Rainbow Leisure Centre, however further stops may be considered once the service is operational. It will be run by Quality Line Buses with the agreement of Transport for London. The timetable is attached and the fare will be £1.50.