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488
488 to Clapton Pond (16472908857).jpg
488 bus heading towards Clapton Pond
Overview
OperatorTower Transit
GarageLea Interchange (LI)
VehicleAlexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart 10.8m
Peak vehicle requirement11
PredecessorsRoute S2
Night-timeNo night service
Route
StartDalston Junction
ViaClapton Pond
Homerton Hospital
Hackney Wick
Bow Church
EndBromley-by-Bow
Length6 miles (9 km)
Service
LevelDaily
FrequencyAbout every 12-20 minutes
Journey time25-50 minutes
Operates04:30 until 01:08
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London Buses route 488 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Dalston Junction and Bromley-by-Bow, it is operated by it is operated by Tower Transit.

History[edit | edit source]

Route 488 commenced operating on 5 July 2008 between Bromley-by-Bow Twelvetrees Crescent and Kenninghall Road. The route was introduced to replace route S2. The route was initially operated by First London.[1]

As of 30 August 2008, You can get the 488 route 2 stops directly outside Tesco's to Twelvetrees Crescent to board a northbound bus towards Clapton instead of having to use the underpass or crossing the Road.[2]

On 27 February 2010, it passed to East London operating from their West Ham (WH) garage.[3]

On 4 June 2011, the route was extended from Clapton Pond to Dalston Junction station.[4][5]

On 28 February 2015, the route passed to Tower Transit operating from their Lea Interchange (LI) garage.[6]

Incidents[edit | edit source]

On 14 September 2011, a man named Tim Smiths (aged 32) was punched and stabbed in the stomach and leg when coming to the aid of two women who were being harassed on the 488 route in Dalston.[7][8]

Current Route[edit | edit source]

Route 488 operates via these primary locations:[9]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Matters, Transport for London | Every Journey. "Improved bus services in Stratford, Clapton and Bow". Transport for London. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  2. Matters, Transport for London | Every Journey. "Changes to route 488 at Bromley By Bow Tesco". Transport for London. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  3. "Bus tender results - Transport for London". tfl.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  4. Matters, Transport for London | Every Journey. "Route 488 extended to Dalston". Transport for London. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  5. "Route 488 bus extended from Clapton to Dalston this weekend". Hackney Gazette. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  6. "Bus tender results - Transport for London". tfl.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  7. "'No regrets' for bus stab victim". BBC News. 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2018-06-30.
  8. Coleman, Jasmine. "Hackney teenagers in court over bus hero stabbing". Hackney Gazette. Retrieved 2018-06-30.
  9. Matters, Transport for London | Every Journey. "488 bus route". Transport for London. Retrieved 2018-06-24.

External links[edit | edit source]

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