TfL Superloop: A closer look at Sadiq Khan’s proposed bus service with new maps
Sadiq Khan said the Superloop will “substantially improve” transport services in outer London.
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Mr Khan announced the Superloop last month as a new bus network providing quicker journey times for London’s outer boroughs.
Primarily consisting of an orbital route connecting stops from the Royal Docks in the east to Hayes and Harlington in the west, the design also features three spokes, enabling passengers to use the service to access parts of central London and out to Uxbridge.
TfL has now published a series of maps showing the plans for six of the Superloop’s legs in more detail, with each proposed stop featured, plus how the routes will connect with existing services.
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “The Superloop is part of my plans to improve public transport in outer London. These new routes will substantially improve access to transport services, town centres and hospitals in outer London, and help build a better, greener London for everyone.
“I’m so excited to be kicking off the Superloop journey with our new detailed maps. Londoners can see for themselves where the buses will be stopping and how the Superloop could benefit them.
“I’m also pleased to be launching the first Superloop consultation today with the new X183 route from Harrow to North Finchley. I encourage everyone in the local area to get involved and have their say.”
Bexleyheath to Bromley
Bromley to West Croydon
Harrow to North Finchley
North Finchley to Walthamstow
Walthamstow to Royal Docks
Canary Wharf to Grove Park
The unveiling came alongside a consultation into one of the Superloop’s routes, namely the X183, which is proposed to run between Harrow and Finchley.
The Superloop is being supported by £6m of funding from the mayor of London, and is expected to add more than four million kilometres to the capital’s bus network.
This is intended to provide better transport links ahead of the expansion of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) on August 29. However, it has been referred to as a “Superflop” by the City Hall Conservatives, with questions also raised about the fact it does not go further east than Ilford.
Mr Khan said the Superloop will “substantially improve access to transport services, town centres and hospitals in outer London, and help build a better, greener London for everyone”.
‘Faster, more frequent journeys’
Norman Baker of Campaign for Better Transport described the Superloop as “an exciting development for outer London”.
He added: “It will bring faster, more frequent journeys to the places people most need to go, real integration with stations and other transport, cleaner air and a greener future for all. We encourage people to read and respond to the X183 consultation to ensure their views are heard.”
Following the mayor’s Superloop announcement, Nick Rogers, the City Hall Conservatives transport spokesman, said: “Sadiq Khan’s Superloop announcement is a Superflop, amounting to nothing more than a repackaging of existing routes and vague promises that will not be delivered before his ULEZ expansion hits Londoners.
“This is a microscopic level of investment. The mayor’s rushed plans have been thrown together in a panic, and do nothing to address the devastating impact of his ULEZ tax.”
The X183 consultation is open until June 12. Visit the TfL website to have your say.