London Buses route 388 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Stratford City and Elephant & Castle, it is operated by CT Plus.
Route 388 commenced operating on 25 January 2003 between Hackney Wick and Mansion House Station via Wick Road - Victoria Park Road - Mare Street - Cambridge Heath Station - Cambridge Heath Road - Bethnal Green (Central Line) Station - Bethnal Green Road - Shoreditch High Street - Norton Folgate - Liverpool Street Station - Bishopsgate - Threadneedle Street - Bank Station - Queen Victoria Street. It was initially operated by CT Plus from their Ash Grove (HK) garage using East Lancs Lolyne bodied Dennis Tridents.
On 25 September 2004, it was extended from Mansion House Station to Blackfriars Station.
On 16 August 2008, the route was extended from Blackfriars Station to Temple Station.
On 1 November 2008 from Temple Station to Embankment Station. It was withdrawn between Blackfriars and Embankment on 24 March 2012.
In 2008, Plaxton President bodied Dennis Tridents were introduced.
In January 2010, the route was retained by CT Plus.
In 2012, an Alexander Dennis Enviro 400H was introduced.
On 14 December 2013, the route was extended from Hackney Wick to Stratford City Bus Station via the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
In 2015, the Plaxton President bodied Dennis Tridents were replaced by Scania OmniCitys.
On 21 January 2017, the route was retained by CT Plus.
In February 2017, the Scania OmniCitys and East Lancs Lolyne bodied Dennis Tridents were replaced by brand new Enviro 400H City bodied Alexander Dennis E40Hs.
On 8 April 2017, the route was Withdrawn between Liverpool Street Station and Blackfriars, and was re-routed via present 100 routeing via London Wall and Blackfriars Bridge to Elephant &l Castle from 8 April 2017.
Route 388 operates via these primary locations:
- Stratford City Bus Station
- Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
- Hackney Wick
- Cambridge Heath Station
- Bethnal Green Station
- Shoreditch High Street Station
- Liverpool Street Station
- St Paul's Station
- Blackfriars Station
- Southwark Station
- Elephant & Castle Station Newington Causeway