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London Buses route 322 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Crystal Palace and Clapham Common, it is operated by Abellio London.

History

Route 322 commenced operating on 24 October 1992 between Crystal Palace and Vauxhall Station via Westow Hill - Gipsy Hill - Gipsy Road - St Gothard Road - Vale Street - Tritton Road - Robson Road - West Norwood - Tulse Hill Station - Herne Hill - Railton Road - Brixton - Stockwell - Lansdowne Way - Wandsworth Road as a Monday to Saturday route. It was initially operated by South London from their Norwood (N) garage using Optare StarRiders. The route was introduced to replace route 2 between Vauxhall and "Rosendale" and then extended via new Roads to Crystal Palace.

On 9 October 1993, the route was extended from Vauxhall to Elephant & Castle via Kennington Cross and the Optare StarRider bodied Mercedes MB811Ds were replaced by Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Darts.

On 29 April 1995, the route was rerouted northbound in Brixton via Coldharbour Lane and Lambeth Town Hall and a Sunday service was introduced.

On 29 April 2000, the route passed to Connex operating from their Beddington Cross (BC) garage using brand new Alexander ALX200 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.

On 26 February 2004, the route was included in the sale of Connex to Travel London.

On 30 April 2005, the route passed to London General operating from their Stockwell (SW) garage using brand new Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs. The route was withdrawn between Brixton and Elephant & Castle - this section replaced by revised Route 196 and rerouted at Brixton via Stockwell Road - Landor Road - Clapham South to Old Town via a withdrawn section of Route 355 at the same time.

On 1 May 2010, the route passed to Abellio London operating from their Beddington Cross (BC) garage using Plaxton Pointer 2 bodied Dennis Dart SLFs.

On 2 May 2015, the route passed back to London General operating from Stockwell (SW) garage using brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Darts.

On 30 April 2022, The route passed back to Abellio London operating from their Battersea (QB) garage temporarily using existing Enviro 200 MMC bodied Alexander Dennis E20Ds.

On 2 July 2022, brand new Optare Metrocity EVs were introduced alongside the Enviro 200 MMC bodied Alexander Dennis E20Ds.

The route will convert to a full Optare Metrocity EV operation from TBC.

Current Route

Route 322 operates via these primary locations:

  • Crystal Palace Bus Station
  • Gipsy Hill Station
  • West Norwood
  • Tulse Hill Station
  • Herne Hill Station
  • Brixton Station
  • Clapham North Station
  • Clapham Common Station
  • Clapham Common The Pavement

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