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TfL proposes new ‘Superloop’ connecting Harrow and North Finchley as part of network expansion

Transport for London (TfL) is proposing a new limited-stop bus route, called the Superloop, that will connect Harrow to North Finchley.

This route will be the first of several that will eventually form a network of express limited-stop bus routes that will circle the entire capital, connecting key outer London town centres, stations, and transport hubs.

It’s hoped that The Superloop will provide quicker journey times with routes stopping less frequently while serving key places such as town centres, hospitals, schools, and transport interchanges. TfL’s proposed new routes could add over 4 million kilometres on to London’s bus network, and it will be enabled by the extra £6m the Mayor of London has provided for improvements to outer London bus services.

The proposed Superloop is expected to be introduced in stages and will consist of a network of express limited-stop routes, including brand-new and existing bus routes. The first new limited-stop route will link Harrow to North Finchley and will be subject to consultation in the coming months.

TfL proposes new 'Superloop' connecting Harrow and North Finchley as part of network expansion Harrow Online
The proposed Superloop. Credit: TfL

TfL will work with the relevant boroughs on this initial proposal and will carry out a public consultation to understand customer and stakeholder feedback on the proposed route. This feedback will then be used to help shape the decision-making process on how the new route could be introduced.

TfL’s Superloop service will complement their other plans to improve the outer London public transport network, including growing the bus network, introducing the full peak timetable on the Elizabeth line this May and introducing new trains on the DLR and Piccadilly line.

The Superloop brand will be designed to work with the iconic London Buses brand by using a new Roundel and bus livery to ensure clear identification of the new service while still being recognizable as part of the London Buses network. The new branding will also feature on maps, timetables and other pieces of customer information.

The proposed Superloop could provide a much-needed boost to public transport in Harrow and other outer London boroughs. The new limited-stop routes should enable quicker and more efficient travel while connecting key places, and it will be interesting to see how the consultation process shapes the decision-making process on how a new route could be introduced.

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