London Superloop consultation widens

TfL is inviting people to have their say on proposals for the latest express bus routes that would form part of the proposed Superloop bus network. The move follows the opening of a public consultation on the X34, a new limited stop express bus service between North Finchley and Walthamstow.

The planned new SL2 (Walthamstow Central to North Woolwich), SL3 (Thamesmead to Bromley) and SL5 (Bromley to Croydon) services are intended to provide additional bus capacity in busy locations and encouraging more sustainable journeys.

TfL will also make service enhancements to two Superloop services from 19 August. The SL7 between Heathrow and West Croydon will double in frequency so that buses run every 15 minutes instead of every 30. The SL8 between Uxbridge and White City will see its timetable extended so that buses run earlier and later than currently.

Last week TfL launched route SL8, the very first route to carry the Superloop branding. Three other express routes are being rebranded and renumbered over the summer to help customers easily identify the Superloop express services.

When complete, the proposed new routes would be part of the Superloop, a major expansion of outer London’s network circling London while connecting town centres, hospitals, schools and transport hubs. Supported by funding provided by the Mayor of London, the Superloop is a key part of his commitment to improving the bus network in outer London and could add more than four million additional kilometres to London’s bus network. This is in order to strengthen and improve public transport options to maximise what TfL describes as the benefits of the London-wide ULEZ expansion.

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