London Buses route 425

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425 bus at Stratford Scania Omnidekka N94UD BV55 UCY - Flickr - sludgegulper.jpg
Operator Tower Transit
Garage Lea Interchange (LI)
Vehicle Alexander Dennis Enviro400
Peak vehicle requirement 9
Start Stratford bus station
Via Bow
Mile End
South Hackney
Homerton University Hospital
Clapton Pond
End Clapton
Length 5 miles (8.0 km)
Level Daily
Frequency 12-20 minutes
Journey time 25-49 minutes
Operates 04:20 until 00:59

London Buses route 425 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Stratford bus station and Clapton, it is operated by Tower Transit.


Route 425 commenced on 5 July 2008.[1][2][3] Docklands Buses were awarded a five-year contract to operate the route.[4]

Upon being re-tendered in October 2012 it was awarded to First London.[5] However by the time of the handover on 6 July 2013 First London had been sold to Tower Transit and thus the contract was novated. [6][7][8] It is operated by Alexander Dennis Enviro400s.

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  1. ^ Improved bus services in Stratford, Clapton & Bow Transport for London 1 July 2008
  2. ^ Stratford to Clapton on the 425 BBC News 2 July 2008
  3. ^ Bus Route 425 London Bus Routes
  4. ^ Bus tender results Route 425 Transport for London 4 October 2007
  5. ^ Bus tender results Route 425 Transport for London 25 October 2012
  6. ^ FirstGroup Announces Sale of Eight London Bus Depots FirstGroup 9 April 2013
  7. ^ Aberdeen firm FirstGroup sells off depots for £80m BBC News 9 April 2013
  8. ^ Date set for Aussie takeover of London bus routes Australasian Bus & Coach 14 June 2013

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