London Buses route 220
|Garage||Park Royal (PK) (Day)
Shepherd's Bush (S) (Night)
|Vehicle||Alexander Dennis Enviro400 10.2m (Day)
Alexander Dennis Enviro400H Hybrid 10.1m (Night)
|Peak vehicle requirement||25|
|Length||8 miles (12 km)|
|Frequency||About every 8-30 minutes|
|Journey time||31-69 minutes|
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Route 220 was introduced on 20 July 1960 as part of the Trolleybus Replacement Programme for route 630 (between West Croydon and Harlesden), running between West Croydon and Park Royal. In December 1966, the route was withdrawn between West Croydon and Mitcham, with weekend journeys terminating at Tooting, but extended north to Willesden Junction. In 1971 it was withdrawn between Tooting and Mitcham, terminating at Tooting at all times.
In 1971 route 220, at the time operated from Shepherd's Bush garage, became the first route to be operated with DMS-class Daimler Fleetline double-deckers, with the first, DMS1, entering service in January. September 1982 saw the route withdrawn between Park Royal and Willesden Junction Station, and in May 1991 it was withdrawn between Tooting and Wandsworth, being replaced by a new route 270.
During the 1990s the route began to suffer from punctuality issues due to traffic congestion on its central section between Shepherd's Bush and Putney Bridge. The route became the first in London to be systematically upgraded with bus priority measures, and by 1997 bus lanes had been installed along most of this section.
The route was converted to low floor in 2000, and to a 24-hour service on 21 October 2005.
- Willesden Junction Station
- Harlesden Jubilee Clock
- White City Station
- Shepherd's Bush Green for Shepherd's Bush Stations
- Hammersmith (District/Piccadilly lines) Station Upper Bus Station
- Charing Cross Hospital
- Fulham High Street
- Putney Bridge Station
- Putney High Street
- Wandsworth Southside Shopping Centre
Previous route 220s in London
Until 23 January 1957, route 220 ran between Uxbridge and Pinner (until 1954) / Northwood (from 1954).
- "London Transport Central Area Routes 220-223". eplates.info. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
- "Motor bus DMS1". London Transport Museum. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
- Roberts, M (1997). "Bus priority - Route 220 monitoring". European Transport Conference. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
- "Policy Areas". London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. p. 6. Retrieved 10 September 2011.