London Mayor unveils ‘Superloop’ bus network for outer London

London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Transport for London (TFL) have unveiled plans for their new bus ‘Superloop’ which will bring express bus services to key town centres, stations and transport hubs in outer London, including Croydon.
The Superloop would provide quicker journey times, with £6m of funding as an initial catalyst to improvements to outer London orbital bus services. The proposed new routes could add over four million kilometres on to London’s bus network – in addition to the extra one million kilometres already announced.

The Superloop is proposed to be introduced in stages. Some routes that would become part of the new orbital network are already in operation, providing quick links across outer London. This includes the X140 connecting Heathrow and Harrow, and a more frequent route X26 connecting Heathrow and West Croydon.

Proposed future sections include a limited stop express link between North Finchley and Walthamstow, Walthamstow to the Royal Docks via Ilford, and links between Bexleyheath, Bromley and Croydon.

Croydon is already served by route X26, which would form part of the Superloop. Some of the benefits of the proposed Superloop will be realised later this year, with route X26 doubling in frequency so that buses run every 15 minutes instead of every 30 minutes.  We want to work in collaboration with Croydon to identify opportunities in the design and planning of the proposed new route in the coming months.

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