London Buses route 422
|Vehicle||Volvo B9TL 10.4m / Wright Eclipse Gemini 2
Alexander Dennis Enviro400 10.2m
|Peak vehicle requirement||17|
|End||North Greenwich bus station|
|Length||7 miles (11 km)|
|Journey time||48-78 minutes|
|Operates||03:58 until 01:58|
Route 422 commenced operating on 16 January 1988 when route 122 was withdrawn between Bexleyheath and Plumstead. Route 422 was initially run by Bexleybus between Bexleyheath and Woolwich, providing an overlap with route 122 between Woolwich and Plumstead.
The poor performance of Bexleybus resulted in the route passing to Boro'line towards the end of 1988. On 17 February 1992, Boro'line was bought out by Kentish Bus which was purchased by British Bus in 1994, who in turn sold out to The Cowie Group in August 1996. Upon being re-tendered on 23 January 1999 the route passed to London Central.
In January 2009 a bus on route 422 was involved in an arson attack in Bexleyheath.
Upon being re-tendered, the route was retained by London Central with a new contract commencing on 22 January 2011 with new Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs. On 5 November 2011, brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro400s were introduced.
- Bexleyheath garage
- Bexleyheath station
- Plumstead High Street
- Plumstead station
- Woolwich Arsenal station
- Blackheath Royal Standard
- Westcombe Park station
- North Greenwich bus station
- Route 422 londonbusroutes.net
- In Brief Commercial Motor 27 October 1988 page 16
- Talks continue on Maidstone sale Commercial Motor 27 February 1992 page 18
- Cowie Group plc and British Bus Group Limited: A report on the merger situation Competition Commission 31 October 1996
- Bus routes to change for arrival of tubes News Shopper 22 August 1998
- Bexleyheath: Bus fire is arson News Shopper 29 January 2009
- "Route 422 - award announced 28 June 2010". Transport for London. 28 June 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2014.