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Extra Walthamstow stops added to proposed ‘Superloop’ bus service

TfL’s public consultation on new express bus service now open until 21st July

The new Superloop network was announced by TfL in March
The new Superloop network was announced by TfL in March

Three new local stops on the ‘Superloop’ bus route from North Finchley to Walthamstow have been announced by Transport for London (TfL) as it launches a consultation on the route.

Announcing its sooner-than-expected public consultation on the X34 ‘Superloop’ bus route between North Finchley and Walthamstow today (9th), TfL published maps which include stops at Crooked Billet, Walthamstow Bell Corner and Walthamstow Market, as well as Walthamstow Central which was already known to be the route’s terminus.

The X34 consultation is the second to be launched as part of the Superloop plans first announced in March by London mayor Sadiq Khan. TfL had originally said the X34 route would not be consulted on until next year.

The idea behind Superloop is to provide faster and more frequent connections between outer London boroughs. Geoff Hobbs, TfL’s director of public transport planning, said: “Buses sit at the heart of the capital’s transport network and provide a vital lifeline for everyone living, working and visiting the capital.

“The Superloop will have an important role to play as we strive for a greener, cleaner and more sustainable London. Feedback from the public is hugely valuable and I’d encourage everyone to respond to the consultation.

“This will enable us to shape our future plans and help create a bus service which benefits everyone travelling throughout the area.”

Map of the X34 route
Map of the X34 route

Other stops on the X34 route include Silver Street Station, Palmers Green, Arnos Grove Station and New Southgate Station. The timetable will include services every twelve minutes Monday to Saturday and every 15 minutes during evenings and Sundays.

While it will share much of its route with the existing 34 bus between Walthamstow and Barnet, this service is being retained and, in places where they both serve the same stops, daytime intervals for the two services together will be as little as five or six minutes.

Ben Curtis, campaigns officer for Campaign for Better Transport, said: “TfL’s new Superloop bus route between North Finchley and Walthamstow paves the way for a greener, more connected London. By expanding bus services in outer London, residents, businesses, and visitors have the freedom to travel sustainably and cost effectively.”

Another Superloop route, the X123, will travel from Walthamstow to Gants Hill Station, Ilford and Barking and terminate at Royal Docks. A consultation on this is expected to launch later this year.

Have your say on the proposed X34 bus route before 21st July: