London Buses route 224

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London Buses route 224 and 206 Acton Lane.jpg
Operator Metroline
Garage Alperton (ON)
Vehicle Alexander Dennis Enviro200Dart 10.2m
Peak vehicle requirement 12
Start St Raphael's Estate
Via Park Royal
Wembley Central
End Wembley Stadium station
Length 8 miles (13 km)
Level Daily
Frequency 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, England. Running between St Raphael's Estate and Wembley Stadium station, it is operated by Metroline.


Route 224 commenced operating on 24 February 1990 between North Wembley and Willesden Junction station, partly replacing route 226 between North Wembley and Park Royal. On 21 January 1995, it was withdrawn between North Wembley and Wembley Stadium station, with this section being taken over by route 223.

Upon being re-tendered, the route was retained by First London, with a new contract commencing on in October 2006.[1] First London successfully retendered to retain the route with a new contract commencing on 15 October 2011. On the same date, route 224 was withdrawn between Harlesden station and Willesden Junction and diverted via route 206 to St Raphael's Estate. In 2012, new Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Darts were introduced.

On 22 June 2013, route 224 was included in the sale of First London's Alperton garage to Metroline.[2][3]

Current route[edit]

Previous route 224s[edit]


  1. ^ Bus Tender results Route 224 Transport for London 3 May 2006
  2. ^ First quits London bus business Bus & Coach Professional 9 April 2013
  3. ^ Date set for Aussie takeover of London bus routes Australasian Bus & Coach 14 June 2013

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