London Buses route 288

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London Buses route 288 Edgwarebury Lane.jpg
Operator Arriva The Shires
Garage Watford (GR)
Start Queensbury
Via Edgware
End Broadfields Estate
Length 4 miles (6.4 km)
Level Daily

London Buses route 288 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Queensbury and Edgware, it is operated by Arriva The Shires.


Route 288 commenced operating on 17 June 1972, as a circular route, running from Edgware bus station to Broadfields Estate with AEC Merlins. It was converted to double deck operation on 7 November 1980 with MCW Metrobuses.

On 10 November 1990, it was converted to minibus operation. From 3 July 1993, route 288 was extended via the withdrawn section of route 107 from Edgware to Queensbury station and again on 31 August 1996 to Safeways.

Upon being re-tendered, the route passed from Metroline to Arriva The Shires on 2 September 2006 with Wright Cadet bodied VDL SB120s introduced.[1] When next tendered, Arriva The Shires successfully retained the route, with a new contract commencing on 31 August 2013.[2][3]

Current route[edit]


  1. ^ Bus tender results Route 288 Transport for London 13 January 2006
  2. ^ Bus tender results Route 288 Transport for London 20 December 2012
  3. ^ Tender News BusTalk (Go-Ahead London) issue 20 February 2013

External links[edit]

Media related to London Buses route 288 at Wikimedia Commons