Transport for London is inviting people to have their say on proposals for a new limited stop express bus service between North Finchley and Walthamstow.
It says the new service, currently called the X34 would be a significant addition to the bus network, providing additional bus capacity in busy locations and travel options across northeast London as well as encouraging people to make cleaner, cost-effective, sustainable journeys.
TfL believes the proposed route would enable quicker journeys and more transport options for moving between transport hubs and town centre locations in Finchley, New Southgate and Walthamstow, as well as serving sections of the A406 North Circular Road.
The new route would be part of the Superloop, a major expansion of outer London’s network which, when complete, will circle London and connect town centres, hospitals, schools and transport hubs.
Proposals for the route mean that the X34 would run alongside part of the existing route 221 between North Finchley and New Southgate, and part of route 34 between Arnos Grove and Walthamstow. The X34 would run every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 15 minutes during evenings and Sundays. The proposed route would allow customers using the new X34 service to connect numerous bus routes in north east London. The consultation is now open until 21 July.
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.”
Ben Curtis, Campaigns Officer, Campaign for Better Transport – “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. We welcome the news of this consultation as we kick off ‘Better Transport Week’ – a week-long celebration of public transport, of which the bus sits at the heart. London is leading the way on buses, which will give confidence to authorities across the country.”
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