We are delighted to announce that both bus route 166 will be retained without amendment for the next 5 years, thanks to an agreement between Surrey County Council (SCC) and Transport for London.
Over the last three months SCC has been working closely with Transport for London to secure the future of bus routes 166 and 216. These are important bus routes used by many residents living in Surrey and London. Both bus routes are contracted by Transport for London, crossing the London boundary into our county to serve residents of Epsom & Ewell and Spelthorne respectively.
This means SCC be investing around £130,000 annually to ensure the 166 bus continues operating between Banstead and Epsom Hospital and the 216 carries on running from Staines to Ashford Hospital as normal.
In the case of the 166 bus route, it links many of our residents and neighbouring areas to Epsom Hospital.
The County Council has agreed to financially support the cost of both bus routes, allowing them to continue unaltered for the next 5 years.
You can find more information on the 166 bus route and other bus routes linking Epsom General Hospital here.