Bus proposal: Bus Route K50

Closed 14 Nov 2014

Opened 15 Oct 2014

Results Updated 19 Dec 2014

After considering all the responses and the views expressed, but taking into account the cessation of funding from the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and the non availability of the car park at Chessington World of Adventures, we have decided to proceed with our proposals. We can therefore confirm that Route K50 will not operate for the remainder of 2014 or in subsequent years.

The consultation report and our response to issues raised are below:

Route K50 Consultation Report

Route K50 Response to issues raised


The London bus network is kept under regular review. As part of this, we develop proposals for changes to services.

Following the cessation of funding from The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames we proposed to withdraw Route K50 (Kingston Park and Ride) and sought your views.

Bus Route K50 (Kingston Park and Ride) – Chessington World of Adventures Car Park – Kingston Eden Street

Route K50 operates between Chessington and Kingston non stop as a Park and Ride service. It transports customers who park their cars in the north car park at Chessington World of Adventures into Kingston.

The service generally runs for about 7 weeks each year (from around mid November to the beginning of January) to provide a service during the pre-Christmas and New Year sales period. It operates from about 0730 to 2100 on Mondays to Saturdays and from about 0830 to 1800 on Sundays. Frequencies are generally every 7 to 10 minutes (every 30 minutes after 1900).

It was funded jointly by Transport for London and Kingston Council.

Usage on the K50 has declined from just under 80,000 users in 2008/9 to just under 24,000 in 2013/4. As a result the Royal Borough of Kingston has taken a decision not to fund the service going forward. Therefore it is proposed that the Park and Ride service would not operate in 2014 and in future years.

Bus routes 71 and 465 will continue to run between Chessington World of Adventures and Kingston throughout the day, daily.

This consultation is part of the process which fulfils the requirement for TfL to consult under Section 183 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999.


  • Kingston upon Thames


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