Bus service proposal: route 24

Closed 13 Jan 2012

Opened 2 Dec 2011

Results updated 19 Jun 2012

In order to improve reliability, Transport for London (TfL) recently consulted on a possible change to the timetable of route 24.

After carefully considering all responses, we plan to go ahead with the proposed change on 21 July 2012. Frequencies will reduce slightly from every five minutes to every six minutes during Monday to Saturday daytimes.

A full summary report can be found here.

Thank you to all who provided comments.



The London bus network is kept under regular review. As part of this, we develop proposals for changes to services.

Why we consulted

We developed proposals for route 24 and would asked for your views.

Route 24 (Hampstead Heath – Pimlico) [24 hour service]

Route 24 runs between Hampstead Heath, South End Green and Pimlico, Grosvenor Road every five minutes Monday to Saturday, about every 7- 8 minutes on Sundays, every 10 minutes during the evenings and every 15 minutes at night.

The route passes through a number of traffic hotspots in central London and has been affected by Crossrail works at Tottenham Court Road and significant diversions in the Victoria area. As a result it has not been running as reliably as we wish with some buses stopping short of both Hampstead Heath and Pimlico giving some long gaps in service.

We will therefore be allocating significantly more resources to the route in order to give more time for buses to complete their journeys between Hampstead and Pimlico. This will reduce the need to curtail buses short of their destination and improve the reliability of the service. To keep the cost of doing this to reasonable levels we also proposed to reduce the frequency from every five minutes to every six minutes during Monday to Saturday daytimes. Sufficient capacity would continue to be provided and in particular to places along the route which experience currently the highest level of curtailment.


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