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From then till now… your service 22

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    March 2000

    Bus route 22 was introduced to provide passengers who were trying to access the Gyle area from across the City and Mid/East Lothian quicker journey times. The 22 was routed via the West Approach Road, the first time this road had been used by a frequent Cross-City bus service. The route used the first batch of Dennis Dart single deckers to be bought by Lothian Buses. Route 22 operated every 10-mins during the day, seven days a week – a first for Edinburgh. It was also one of the first Lothian Buses routes to be operated by a fleet of fully low floor buses.

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    December 2001

    Route 22 was altered to serve the new Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre.

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    January 2002

    With more and more buses being added to cope with passenger demand, the frequency was doubled to every 5-mins during the day.

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    July 2002

    The N22 was introduced to make the route 24hr operation.

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    July 2004

    30 new Volvo single deckers were launched on to the route to provide more capacity.

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    December 2004

    Route 22 became the first in Scotland to make use of the Fastlink Guided Busway – saving time during peak times in the area.

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    December 2008

    Fastlink Guided Busway closed for conversion to tram operation.

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    January 2009

    Route 22 was converted to a double deck operation.

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    October 2009

    New fleet of 25 ‘pink-top’ double deckers was launched on route 22.

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    December 2016

    Your new 22 – #fleetofthefuture: 25 next generation Volvo B5TL double deckers with Wrightbus bodies will be introduced to the route.