Transport for London is inviting people to have their say on proposals for the latest express bus routes that would form part of the proposed Superloop bus network.
It says the new SL2 (Walthamstow Central to North Woolwich), SL3 (Thamesmead to Bromley) and SL5 (Bromley to Croydon) services would be a significant addition to the bus network in south and east London, providing additional bus capacity in busy locations and encouraging more sustainable journeys. The proposed routes would also allow for quicker journey times and additional transport options in Bromley, Croydon, North Woolwich and Walthamstow.
TfL will also make service enhancements to two Superloop services from 19 August. The SL7 between Heathrow and West Croydon will double in frequency so that buses run every 15 minutes instead of every 30. The SL8 between Uxbridge and White City will see its timetable extended so that buses run earlier and later than currently.
TfL recently launched route SL8, the very first route to carry the Superloop branding. Three other express routes are being rebranded and renumbered over the summer to help customers easily identify the Superloop express services.
More than 95% of Londoners live within a quarter of a mile (400 metres) of a bus stop. When complete, the proposed new routes would be part of the Superloop, a major expansion of outer London’s network circling London whilst connecting town centres, hospitals, schools and transport hubs .
Proposals for route SL2 mean that it would run alongside part of the existing route 123 between Walthamstow and Ilford, and would serve Barking and the eastern Royal Docks which are expected to see busier transport services in the future. The SL2 would run every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 15 minutes during evenings and Sundays. During Monday to Saturday daytimes there would be a combined frequency at the shared stops on the proposed SL2 and the 123 of buses of around 11 buses per hour. The consultation is now open at https://haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/sl2-superloop until 4 September.
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