Route 263 extended to Highbury Barn

22 July 2014
  • Increased capacity and more frequent service for passengers using Holloway Road
  • Better links to Highbury & Islington Station
  • New direct links from Highbury Barn  

Bus services along the Holloway Road will get a boost from this weekend, Saturday 26 July, as route 263 is extended to Highbury Barn to cater for the growing number of passengers who want easy access to improved London Overground services.  

The route, which previously terminated at Holloway Nags Head, will now complement routes 43, 271 and 393 - providing extra capacity and a more frequent bus service for passengers using the southern end of Holloway Road.  

Serving Highbury Corner, the route provides an easy interchange with London Overground, London Underground and other rail services at Highbury & Islington and Holloway Stations.   The service continues to run every 10 minutes during the day, Monday to Saturday, and every 12 minutes in the evening and on Sundays.  

John Barry, TfL's Head of Network Development for buses, said: "This extension provides a vital boost in passenger capacity along the Holloway Road to meet increasing demand."  

This service change is part of TfL's management and development of a network that comprises around 700 routes across Greater London operated by 7,600 buses at peak times, carrying more than 2.4 billion passengers every year.

TfL keeps the network under regular review, working with the London boroughs and other partners to help ensure that services can respond to London's changing travel needs.    

Route 263 is operated by Metroline