London Buses route 224

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London Buses route 224 and 206 Acton Lane.jpg
Marshall Capital bodied Dennis Dart SLF on route 224
Operator Metroline
Garage Alperton (ON)
Vehicle Alexander Dennis Enviro200Dart 10.2m
Peak vehicle requirement 12
Night-time No night service
Start St Raphael's Estate
Via Park Royal
Wembley Central
End Wembley Stadium Station
Length 8 miles (12 km)
Level Daily
Frequency About every 15-30 minutes
Journey time 46-82 minutes
Operates 05:10 until 00:10

London Buses route 224 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, United Kingdom. The service is currently contracted to Metroline.


Route 224 was introduced on 24 February 1990 using MCW Metrobus double-deckers. The route was launched to replace the withdrawn section of route 226 between Wembley and Park Royal, and the 224 continued to Preston.

In 1991, the route was converted to single-deck operation, using midibuses..[1]

In 1995, the 224 was withdrawn between Preston and Wembley Stadium station. The section was replaced by the new 223.

In 2001, the Sunday service was introduced.

The 224 has always been operated by First London at their Alperton garage.

On 15 October 2011, route 224 was retained by First London and was withdrawn between Harlesden Station and Willesden Junction and was diverted via route 206 to St. Raphael's Estate.

In 2012, new Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart single deckers were introduced.

On 22 June 2013, the operation of route 224 was transferred to Metroline.

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Previous route 224s in London[edit]


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