Tillingbourne Bus Company Limited, Cranleigh

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bullet Tillingbourne (Sussex) Limited
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History

Tillingbourne Valley Services Ltd started services in rural West Sussex in 1924.  In 1971 the fleet name was changed to Tillingbourne and the livery changed to light grey roof, yellow orchre waistband and danuble blue main body.  In 1972 Tillingbourne moved to the Station Yard at Gomshall.  Tillingbourne first SUL was based at the outstation at Horsham and ran the 451, Horsham service.  By May 72 the company name was change to Tillingbourne Bus Co Ltd, which continued to operate bus services in the Guildford/Cranleigh area.  In May 74 a subsidiary company, Tillingbourne(Sussex) Ltd was established and 269 KTA was transferred to the new company, which operated services in the Horsaham/Crawley area.  In 1980 Tillingbourne moved to its new office/workshop complex at Littlemead, Cranleigh.  In Jun 81 Tillingbourne (Metropolitan) Ltd was established operating services in the Croydon/Orpington area, this was sold to Metrobus in Sep 83.  Tillingbourne (Hampshire) Ltd was formed in Jan 90 and operated minibus under the fleetname Hobbit in Northern Hampshire. Tillingbourne  went in administration and ceased trading on 19 March 2001.

SU's Operated

Fleet No Reg No In service Out Service Original Op Remarks
  318 EDV Aug 73 Mar 75 SN 616 For spares
  347 EDV Apr 72 Mar 74 WN 633   
  355 EDV Aug 72 Jun 73 WN 641  
  417 HDV Feb 72 Jun 75 WN 648  
  269 KTA Nov 73 May 74 WN 419/1219 Transferred to Tillingbourne (Sussex)
  280 KTA Apr 95 May 00 WN 430/1230  

Fleetnames Used

bullet Tillingbourne
bullet Tillingbourne Villager
bullet Hobbit

Operating Depots

bullet Littlemead, Cranleigh
bullet Ewhurst (closed 1980)
bullet Chilworth
bullet Forest Green
bullet Gomshall
bullet Horsham