Sadiq Khan’s proposed Superloop 2 bus routes in London

He plans to double the number of Superloop services from 10 to 20.

These new routes, called ‘Superloop 2’, will include the ‘Bakerloop’ service, which aims to be an alternative to the expensive Bakerloo line extension.

The proposed Superloop routes would be:

1. Harrow to Barnet, via Edgware

2. Barnet to Stratford, via Enfield and Chingford

3. Leytonstone to South Havering, via Gants Hill and Romford

4. North Greenwich to Thamesmead, via Woolwich

5. ‘Bakerloop line’: Elephant and Castle to Lewisham, via Old Kent Road and New Cross

6. Streatham to Eltham, via Tulse Hill and Lee

7. Richmond to Wimbledon, via Roehampton

8. Ealing Broadway to Kingston, via Great West Road and Richmond

9. Hounslow to Hammersmith, via Great West Road

10. Hendon to Ealing Broadway, via Brent Cross and Hanger Lane

Just last month, the Mayor of London announced that the current London Superloop routes are now fully complete.

This comes after the launch of three routes this year, the SL2, which stretches from Walthamstow Central to North Woolwich, the SL3, which stretches from Thamesmead to Bromley and the SL5, which stretches from Bromley to Croydon.

As outlined by TfL, the Superloop constitutes a “system of express bus routes with limited stops, encircling the entire capital.”

Establishing the ten express routes aims to benefit outer London regions while providing “additional alternatives to private vehicle usage.”

Sadiq Khan told The Standard: “The success of the Superloop is one of my proudest achievements as mayor, connecting Londoners to key locations in outer London and getting more people onto public transport. It has been nothing short of a game changer – making journeys quicker and more convenient.

“The proposed new routes will all be subject to consultation with Londoners, but I’ve asked Transport for London to start looking at how they could best serve key locations – whether popular town centres, other transport hubs or public services like hospitals.”

On the Superloop 2 plans, Conservative mayoral candidate Susan Hall told The Standard: “Sadiq Khan’s last attempt at an orbital bus service turned out to be a Superflop, and there is no reason why this would be any different.

“I have long called for more investment in outer London buses and I will deliver this without hammering motorists with Sadiq Khan’s ULEZ expansion or bringing in his pay-per-mile plans.

“On May 2, you have the chance to vote for a mayor who listens.”

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