Views invited on second ‘Superloop’ bus service through borough

TfL’s public consultation on new express bus service between North Finchley and Walthamstow now open until 21st July

Map of the X34 route
Map of the X34 route

New local stops on the ‘Superloop’ bus route from North Finchley to Walthamstow have been announced by Transport for London (TfL) as it launches a consultation on the service.

Announcing its sooner-than-expected public consultation on the X34 ‘Superloop’ bus route between North Finchley and Walthamstow today (9th), TfL published maps which include stops at Friern Barnet Town Hall (eastbound) and Colney Hatch Lane (westbound), as well as North Finchley Bus Station and New Southgate Station which had been previously announced.

The X34 consultation is the second to be launched as part of the Superloop plans first announced in March by London mayor Sadiq Khan, after the Harrow to North Finchley X183 route consultation began last month. TfL had originally said the X34 route would not be consulted on until next year.

The idea behind Superloop is to provide faster and more frequent connections between outer London boroughs. 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.”

Other stops on the X34 route include Arnos Grove Station, Palmers Green, Silver Street Station and Walthamstow Market. The timetable will include services every twelve minutes Monday to Saturday and every 15 minutes during evenings and Sundays.

While it will share much of its route with the existing 34 bus between Walthamstow and Barnet, this service is being retained and, in places where they both serve the same stops, daytime intervals for the two services together will be as little as five or six minutes.

Ben Curtis, campaigns officer for Campaign for Better Transport, said: “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.”

A consultation on another Superloop route, the X183 between Harrow and North Finchley, ends on Monday (12th). In Barnet borough it is proposed to stop at West Hendon (for Hendon Magistrates’ Court), Hendon Station, Hendon Central Station, Hendon The Quadrant (for Middlesex University), Finchley Central Station and North Finchley Bus Station.

Have your say on the proposed X34 bus route before 21st July:

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