London Buses route 229

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Operator Arriva London
Garage Dartford (DT)
Vehicle Alexander Dennis Enviro400 10.2m[citation needed]
Peak vehicle requirement 19
Start Thamesmead
Via Abbey Wood
End Queen Mary's Hospital
Length 13 miles (21 km)[citation needed]
Level Daily[citation needed]
Frequency 10-15 minutes[citation needed]
Journey time 46-86 minutes[citation needed]
Operates 04:44 until 01:05[citation needed]

London Buses route 229 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Thamesmead and Queen Mary's Hospital, it is operated by Arriva London .


Upon being re-tendered, the route was retained by London Central with a new contract commencing on 24 January 2004.[1] London Central successfully tendered to retain the route, with a new contract commencing on 22 January 2011 with new Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs introduced. [2][3] On 5 November 2011, new Alexander Dennis Enviro400s were introduced. On 23 January 2016 the operation of route 229 passed to Arriva London.[4]

Current route[edit]


  1. ^ Bus tender results Route 229 Transport for London 10 April 2003
  2. ^ "Route 229 - award announced 28 June 2010". Transport for London. 28 June 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  3. ^ New vehicles boost Bexleyheath fleet Bus Talk (Go-Ahead London) issue 8 February 2011
  4. ^ "Arriva is the winner in latest London bus tendering" Bus & Coach Weekly issue 1196 7 July 2015 page 10

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