London Buses route 472 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Thamesmead and North Greenwich, it is operated by Stagecoach London.


Route 472 commenced operating on 23 January 1999 between North Greenwich Station and Thamesmead Boiler House via Millennium Way - Charlton - Woolwich Road - Woolwich - Plumstead Station - Nathan Way - Eastern Way - Carlyle Road - Crossway - Thamesmead Central - Bentham Road. The route was initially operated by Stagecoach Selkent from their Plumstead (PD) garage using Northern Counties Palatine I bodied Volvo Olympians and ECW bodied Leyland Olympians. The route was introduced to replace routes 272 and X72.

On 6 May 2000, the route was converted to low floor operation with Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents, rerouted in Thamesmead via Central Way and the terminus was changed to Thamesmere Drive.

On 6 June 2001, the route was diverted between North Greenwich and Charlton via dedicated busway.

On 24 January 2004, the route was retained by Stagecoach Selkent.

On 27 September 2007, the route became a 24 hour service.

On 24 January 2009, the route was retained by Selkent.

On 25 January 2014, the route was retained by Stagecoach London.

In September 2014, the Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents were replaced by brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 400Hs.

Current RouteEdit

  • Thamesmead Thamesmere Drive
  • Thamesmead
  • Plumstead Station
  • Beresford Square (for Woolwich Arsenal Station)
  • Charlton Station
  • Greenwich Peninsula Sainsbury's
  • North Greenwich Bus Station

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