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London Buses route 222 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Hounslow and Uxbridge, it is operated by London United.

HistoryEdit

Route 222 commenced on 16 January 1971 replacing part of withdrawn section of route 223. Route 222 has always followed the same route between Hounslow Bus Station and Uxbridge Station via Cowley, Yiewsley, West Drayton, Sipson, Harlington Corner, Cranford and Hounslow West. The route was initially operated by AEC Regent III RTs from Uxbridge (UX) garage. On 4 December 1971, route 222 was converted to one man operation with the AEC Regent III RTs replaced by SMSs.

In 1973, the route was converted to double deck using Daimler Fleetlines. The Daimler Fleetlines were replaced by MCW Metrobuses in 1981.

In March 1994, the route was converted to low-floor using Wright Pathfinder bodied Dennis Lance SLFs.

On 16 September 2000, route 222 was passed to London United operating from their Hounslow (AV) garage using Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.

In 2008, a double deck working using a Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TL was introduced.

On 15 September 2012, route 222 was retained by London United using brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s.

On 12 September 2015, A Half hourly night service was introduced.

In January 2016, Scania OmniCitys were introduced.

The route will be passed to Metroline and will be operating from their Uxbridge (UX) garage with brand new Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LHs introduced from 16 September 2017.

Current routeEdit

Route 222 operates via these primary locations:

  • Hounslow High Street, School Road
  • Hounslow West 
  • Cranford
  • Harlington Corner
  • Heathrow Airport North
  • Sipson
  • West Drayton 
  • Yiewsley
  • Cowley
  • Uxbridge Bus Station

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