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Walthamstow to North Woolwich express bus route launches this weekend

Called the SL2, its the latest route in TfL’s express bus routes that form a ring around London

Credit: Transport for London

The Saturday (2nd March) launch of the SL2 route from Walthamstow Central and North Woolwich means that the Superloop is one step closer to completion. The Superloop, which is a ring of express bus routes connecting outer London boroughs, was first announced in May.


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The SL2 will take riders to the Royal Docks and include stops in Gants Hill, Ilford, Barking and Gallions Reach. Its total journey time is one hour and eight minutes and will include a total of 14 stops.

The SL2 bus launch comes after the SL1 route between North Finchley and Walthamstow Central went into operation on Saturday 9th December.

The SL2 route ran alongside part of the existing route 221 between North Finchley and New Southgate and part of route 34 between Arnos Grove and Walthamstow. It includes stops at Crooked Billet, Walthamstow Bell Corner and Walthamstow Market, as well as Walthamstow Central which serves as the route’s terminus.


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