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.

1934 map
Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
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Sunday only Holloway (J) allocation withdrawn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Palmers Green (AD) allocation withdrawn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Battersea (B) allocation withdrawn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Battersea (B) allocation withdrawn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Sunday only GM allocation withdrawn.

024_RTL1175 

 

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

 

 

26.11.58
CF
30RTW
25RTW
25RTW

Vehicle change as above.

024_RTW11 

RTW11 Hampstead Heath stand with trolleybus stand on the left

01.12.63
CF
30RM
25RM
21RM

Vehicle change as above.

07.11.65
CF
30XA
25XA
21XA

Vehicle change as above.

024_XA11 

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

 

12.06.66
CF
30RML
25RML
21RML

RML introduction

024_nhg732p 
NHG732P works as an experiment

 

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

Saturday GM allocation introduced.

024_RML988 

 

RML988 Vauxhall Bridge Road

 

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.

024_DM1142 

 

DM1142 enters Trafalgar Square from Whitehall

 

22.04.79
CF
32RML
19RML
11RML

Vehicle change as above.

024_RML2503 

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

Photographer unknown

25.10.86
CF
26T
18T
10T

Converted to One Person Operation.

24 leaflet
Note the use of pavement conductors
05.11.88
SH1+
26dd
18dd
13dd
gg logo Operation transferred to Grey Green Stamford Hill

024_GG134 

 

Grey Green 134 Charing Cross Road

 

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)

024_VA157_gold 

VA157 dressed for the Golden Jubilee
outside the National Gallery

 

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

DLA type added to types.

024_VA139 

 

DLA209 crossing Trafalgar Square

 

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

24.04.04
HT501+
27VP
25VP
17VP
Night Route
HT821+
6VP
6VP
6VP

N24 renumbered 24 - thus now 24 hour Route

024_VP338 

VP338 on a short working, seen at Warren Street Stn

 

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

Enviro 400 type introduced

024_TE667 

 

TE667 Westminster Abbey

 

 

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.

024_EH5 

 

EH5 Mornington Crescent

 


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

024_VWH1360 

VW1360 UCH

This image is available with the Metroline download

22.06.13
HT401+
27LT
25LT
20LT
Night Route
HT831+
6LT
7LT
7LT

LT type introduced -

024_LT39 

LT39 Euston Road junction

 


30.09.17
HT401+
22LT
21LT
21LT
Night Route
HT831+
3LT
4LT
4LT

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Night service reduced

11.11.17
HT401+
22LT
21LT
21LT
Night Route
HT831+
3LT
4LT
4LT

Contract extended for two years

24 map 2018
Taken from 2018 map drawn by Mike Harris
Greater London Bus Map
23.06.18
HT401+
22LT
18LT
14LT
Night Route
HT831+
3LT
4LT
4LT

Reduced service


24 times  24 live 24 stands Tender Specs Fares for 24

 

 

 

A variety of Route 24 photos can be found in my Route 24 Flick album

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 2018
Date of edit   Tuesday, 03.07.18