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.

Extracted from 1934 map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map
08.04.36
CF
30NS
29NS
10NS
 
J
--
--
11NS

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Sunday only Holloway (J) allocation added

07.10.36
CF
30NS
29NS
16NS

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Sunday only Holloway (J) allocation withdrawn

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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Sunday only Battersea (B) allocation introduced

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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Palmers Green (AD) allocation withdrawn
Sat and Sun Battersea (B) allocation introduced

29.10.41
CF
24STL
23STL
14STL

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Battersea (B) allocation withdrawn

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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Sunday only Battersea (B) allocation reintroduced

28.10.42
CF
24STL
23STL
14STL

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Battersea (B) allocation withdrawn

 

 

STL549 navigates Parliament Square

26.10.49
CF
29SRT
28SRT
17SRT

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
SRT type introduced

SRT95 seen in Camden

© John Cinnamond

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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Sunday GM allocation introduced.

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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Sunday vehicle change as above.

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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Sunday vehicle change as above.

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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
RTL type introduced

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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Vehicle change as above.

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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Sunday only GM allocation withdrawn.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

26.11.58
CF
30RTW
25RTW
25RTW

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Vehicle change as above.

 

RTW11 Hampstead Heath stand with trolleybus stand on the left

01.12.63
CF
30RM
25RM
21RM

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Vehicle change as above.

07.11.65
CF
30XA
25XA
21XA

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Vehicle change as above.

 

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

 

12.06.66
CF
30RML
25RML
21RML

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
RML introduction

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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Saturday GM allocation introduced.

17.06.72
CF
37RML
21RML
13RML

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Saturday GM allocation withdrawn - replaced by Route 2

19.10.75
CF
36DM
21DM
13DM

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Vehicle change as above.

22.04.79
CF
32RML
19RML
11RML

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Vehicle change as above.

25.10.86
CF
26T
18T
10T

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Converted to One Person Operation.

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

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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Allocation move


25.03.00
AR301+
24VA/S
18VA/S
16VA/S

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Allocation moved from Stamford Hill (SF) to Tottenham (AR)

 

VA157 dressed for the Golden Jubilee
outside the National Gallery

 

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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
DLA type added to types.

 

 

DLA209 crossing Trafalgar Square

 

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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Contract reassigned


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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
N24 renumbered 24 - thus now 24 hour Route

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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Enviro 400 type introduced

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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Contract reassigned


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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Contract reassigned

VW1248 Warren Street / Euston Road


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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
LT type introduced -

 

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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Contract extended for two years

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

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO
Reduced service

09.11.19
QB221+
18LT
18LT
14LT
Night Route
QB221+
3LT
4LT
4LT
Contract reassigned

HAMPSTEAD HEATH  -  PIMLICO Grosvenor Road
New contract with Abellio (QB)


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

QB Battersea
Changeover point at HAMPSTEAD HEATH South End Green although some duties start and finish at Grosvenor Road

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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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