Transport for London (TfL) has launched a public consultation on the first new route of its Superloop express bus network that will run between Harrow and North Finchley.
The consultation will focus on the X183 service and asks Londoners to give their feedback on the proposals. TfL has released new detailed maps of the Superloop, which will include routes such as the X183, X34 (Finchley to Walthamstow), X119 (Croydon to Bromley), X269 (Bexleyheath to Bromley) and X123 (Walthamstow to Royal Docks).
The Superloop is part of the Mayor of London’s commitment to enhance the bus network in outer London, adding more than 4 million additional kilometres of bus services.
The new maps highlight TfL’s plans for the Superloop and provide more details on the proposed stops and how each route connects with existing transport services, town centres and hospitals. TfL’s localised route maps show how the proposed new routes connect to other transport services including the Tube, Overground, DLR and National Rail services.
The proposed routes will be subject to further detailed planning, stakeholder engagement and public consultation.
The proposed X183 route will run alongside part of the existing route 183 between Harrow and Hendon and part of route 125 between Hendon and North Finchley. The X183 will run every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 15 minutes during evenings and Sundays.
The route will allow customers using the new X183 service to connect to 38 other bus routes in the area, as well as seven rail lines.
The new map shows that the Harrow to North Finchley route will include stops at Kenton for Northwick Park Hospital, Kingsbury, Hendon and Finchley Central.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said that the Superloop is part of his 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,” he said.
Norman Baker of Campaign for Better Transport said: “The Superloop is an exciting development for Outer London. 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.”
TfL’s Director of Public Transport Service Planning, Geoff Hobbs, said the new X183 route would provide a higher frequency of service for everyone travelling in the area, forming a key part of TfL’s game-changing Superloop proposals to make it even easier to travel in outer London.
The consultation is now open at haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/x183-superloop until 12 June.