Route History

Date
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
at 03.10.34
CF
30NS
21NS
8STL
16STL

HAMPSTEAD HEATH South End Green - Malden Road - Chalk Farm - Camden Town - Tottenham Court Road - Charing Cross Road - Trafalgar Square - Westminster - Victoria - Wilton Road - PIMLICO Grosvenor Road.

08.04.36
CF
30NS
29NS
10NS
 
J
--
--
11NS

Sunday only Holloway (J) allocation added

07.10.36
CF
30NS
29NS
16NS

Sunday only Holloway (J) allocation withdrawn

03.01.40
AD
8STL
--
--
 
CF
23STL
31STL
15STL

Mon-Fri Palmers Green (AD) allocation added
This seemed like an odd decision given that LT was trying to save fuel at the time ?

20.03.40
AD
8STL
--
--
 
B
--
--
8STL
 
CF
23STL
31STL
9STL

Sunday only Battersea (B) allocation introduced

15.05.40
B
8STL
8STL
8STL
 
CF
23STL
23STL
9STL

Palmers Green (AD) allocation withdrawn
Sat and Sun Battersea (B) allocation introduced

29.10.41
CF
24STL
23STL
14STL

Battersea (B) allocation withdrawn

25.03.42
B
--
--
7STL
 
CF
24STL
23STL
7STL

Sunday only Battersea (B) allocation reintroduced

28.10.42
CF
24STL
23STL
14STL

Battersea (B) allocation withdrawn

26.10.49
CF
29SRT
28SRT
17SRT

SRT type introduced

SRT95

SRT95 seen in Camden

© John Cinnamond

14.05.52
CF
32SRT
28SRT
11SRT
  GM
--
--
10STL

Sunday GM allocation introduced.

22.10.52
CF
32SRT
28SRT
11RTL
  GM
--
--
5RT

Sunday vehicle change as above.

06.05.53
CF
32SRT
28SRT
11SRT
  GM
--
--
5RT

Sunday vehicle change as above.

06.10.54
CF
32RTL
28SRT
11SRT
  GM
--
--
5RT

RTL type introduced

02.05.56
CF
8RTW/23RTL
11RTW/14RTL
11RTW
  GM
--
--
5RT

Vehicle change as above.

24 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
01.10.58
CF
22RTW
8RTL
15RTW
8RTL
25RTW

Sunday only GM allocation withdrawn.

RTL1175

 

RTL1175 seen in Whitehall - why the need to abbreviate "Road" on the destination blind is a mystery

This image availabe on the
RTL download

 

26.11.58
CF
30RTW
25RTW
25RTW

Vehicle change as above.

RTW300

RTW300 Victoria

This image availabe on the
RTL download
01.12.63
CF
30RM
25RM
21RM

Vehicle change as above.

07.11.65
CF
30XA
25XA
21XA

Vehicle change as above.

XA11

XA11 South End Green returning to the home garage (CF)

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 CD

12.06.66
CF
30RML
25RML
21RML

RML introduction

Experimental Titan
NHG732P works as an experiment

This image available on the
Nostalgia 2 CD

24.01.70
CF
37RML
18RML
16RML
  GM
--
9RM
--

Saturday GM allocation introduced.

RM988

RM988 Vauxhall Bridge Road

This image available on the
Routemaster CD

17.06.72
CF
37RML
21RML
13RML

Saturday GM allocation withdrawn - replaced by Route 2

19.10.75
CF
36DM
21DM
13DM

Vehicle change as above.

DM1142

DM1142 enters Trafalgar Square from Whitehall

This image available on
Nostalgia 2 CD

22.04.79
CF
32RML
19RML
11RML

Vehicle change as above.

RML2503

RML2503 seen at Euston Tower October 1986 just prior to conductors being made reduntant on this route

Photographer unknown

25.10.86
CF
26T
18T
10T

Converted to One Person Operation.

05.11.88
SH1+
26dd
18dd
13dd
gg logo Operation transferred to Grey Green Stamford Hill

134

Grey Green 134 Charing Cross Road

This image available on the
Arriva CD

28.03.98
SF1+
24VA/S
18VA/S
16VA/S
arriva logo Allocation moved from Stamford Hill (Grey Green) to SF and now part of Arriva group
25.03.00
AR301+
24VA/S
18VA/S
16VA/S

Allocation moved from Stamford Hill (SF) to Tottenham (AR)

VA157

VA157 dressed for the Golden Jubilee
outside the National Gallery

This image available on the
Arriva download

03.08.00
AR301+
24VA/S/DLA
18VA/S/DLA
16VA/S/DLA

DLA type added to types.

DLA209

DLA209 crossing Trafalgar Square

This image available on the
Arriva CD

09.11.02
HT501+
27VP
25VP
17VP
metroline logo Contract awarded to Metroline (HT) with double deck low floor buses.

24 map
Scanned from leaflet dated 9.11.02
24.04.04
HT501+
27VP
25VP
17VP
Night Route
HT821+
6VP
6VP
6VP

N24 renumbered 24 - thus now 24 hour Route

VP409

VP409 South Africa House

This image is available on the Metroline download

03.01.06
HT501+
27TE
25TE
18TE
Night Route
HT821+
6VP
7VP
7VP

Enviro 400 type introduced

TE689

TE689 South End Green
Hampstead Heath

This image is available on the Metroline download

 

10.11.07
SW351+
29E
27E
18E
Night Route
SW441+
6E
7E
7E
london general logo New contract awarded to London General (SW) using ADL Trident Enviro 400's.

E91

E91 Victoria Street - Westminster

This image available on the
GO-AHEAD London download


10.11.12
HT401+
27VW
25VW
20VW
Night Route
HT831+
5VW
6VW
6VW
metroline logo New contract awarded to Metroline (HT)

VW1248

VW1248 at Euston Road junction

This image is available on the Metroline download

22.06.13
HT401+
27LT
25LT
20LT
Night Route
HT831+
5LT
6LT
6LT

LT type introduced -

LT95

LT95 waiting to cross Trafalgar square

This image is available on the Metroline download

lt111

LT111 sets down in Wilton Road

© Ian Armstrong


24 times  24 live 24 stands Tender Specs Fares for 24

 

 

Operating Garages

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point at Harmood Street

HT Holloway
Changeover point at Hampstead Heath stand

GM Gillingham Street
Changeover point at garage

AR Tottenham
Changeover point at Hampstead Heath stand

GG Grey Green - Stamford Hill
Changeover point at Hampstead Heath stand

SW Stockwell
Changeover point at St. George`s Square junction with Lupus Street Stop(s) G towards Pimlico & F towards Victoria & Hampstead Heath

From 26.09.08 Warren Street Station

B Battersea
Changeover point not known

AD Palmers Green
Changeover point not known

J Holloway
Changeover point not known

This page dedicated to Les Fenn being his favourite route

I believe this is the only route that has never been changed from 1934 till the present time except for one way schemes

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Thursday, 30.03.17