The Mayor of London has today (Tuesday) announced that the 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.”

On X, Sadiq Khan said: “This game-changing network of express buses has added more than six million additional bus kilometres to the capital’s bus network, linking stations, town centres, hospitals and transport hubs.”

The buses operating on the Superloop are anticipated to enhance customer experience by offering improved information, USB charging facilities, and priority seating with moquette.

Route SL2 will run as an express bus service between Walthamstow Central Bus Station and North Woolwich Ferry via Gants Hill, Ilford, Barking and Gallions Reach.

Route SL2 will run every 12 minutes during the daytime on Monday to Saturday and every 15 minutes during the evening and all day on Sundays.

Route SL3 will run as an express bus service between Bromley North Station and Thamesmead Town Centre via Bromley Town Centre, Chislehurst, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, Bexleyheath Town Centre and Abbey Wood.

The SL5 route has previously received positive feedback with 81 per cent of respondents said that they thought the proposals for the SL5 would make their journey quicker.

In December 2023, Councillor Thomas Turrell, who represents Hayes and Coney Hall Ward said that the Superloop does “nothing” for rural communities in Outer London like Keston Village, Downe and Biggin Hill.

He told the News Shopper: “The lack of ambition means that only the already connected main town centres benefit from these routes, not the places hit hardest by the Mayor’s ULEZ expansion.

“This is just another example of Sadiq Khan not understanding Outer London.

“While he hails the Superloop as a game changer, residents will see it as a missed opportunity to really improve Public Transport connectivity”.

The entire Superloop route is now fully operational.


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