|35px London Buses|
|Operated by||London General|
|Vehicle||Volvo B7TL/ Wright Eclipse Gemini|
|Via|| Portman Square|
|Length||7 miles (11 km)|
|Frequency||About every 8-12 minutes|
|Journey time||37-71 minutes|
|Day||5:15am until 1:30am|
|Night||Night Bus N74|
|Adult single fares|
| † peak vehicle requirement|
Transport for London •
Route 74 began as a totally new route on 1 January 1950, running from Camden Town to Putney Heath Green Man and Putney Heath Telegraph Inn (Monday to Saturday journeys) via route 274 (between Camden Town and Marble Arch), existing route and route 14 (between Putney Station and Putney Heath Green Man).
It hadn't changed from 1950 until 1965.
It was extended from Putney Heath to Kingston Vale (Monday to Friday peaks) in 1966 with journeys to Telegraph Inn transferred to route 85.
In 1982, it was withdrawn between Putney and Roehampton on Sundays.
Terminus changed in the Roehampton area at Danebury Avenue in 1984.
Before it was operated by London General, it was operated from Putney Bridge (F) garage, using RT's.
Chelverton Road (AF) gained the whole allocation and 30-foot Routemasters (RML's) replaced RM's in 1967.
Holloway (HT) gained part of the allocation in 1981. Metrobuses replaced RML's in 1987. Chelverton Road (now Putney) (AF) gained the whole allocation in 1991. Volvo Olympian/Northern Counties Palatine (NV's) replaced the Metrobuses in 1998 and Volvo B7TL 10m / Wright Eclipse Gemini were bought to convert the route into low-floor.
Night bus N74 provides the night service for route 74 and 430, between Baker Street and Roehampton.
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