Transport for London has announced a new Superloop route which will be introduced by spring next year.

The SL3 will run between Thamesmead and Bromley via Sidcup.

The Superloop is a part of the Mayor of London’s plans to improving the bus network in outer London.

The new express route will run alongside the 301 bus route between Thamesmead and Bexleyheath, and the 269 bus route between Bexleyheath and Bromley, providing new links across these key locations and providing extra capacity on this route.

The SL3 will run every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 15 minutes on evenings and Sundays.

TfL has also announced another Superloop route, the SL2, which will run between Walthamstow Central and North Woolwich with new stops to better serve North Woolwich, Beckton and Gallions Reach.

All routes together would add over 4 million extra bus kilometres per annum to the bus network, according to the TfL website.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: "The Superloop will be a gamechanger for travel around outer London, delivering quicker links to transport hubs, town centres, schools and hospitals.

"I am delighted that following public consultation, TfL has today confirmed it will introduce two Superloop routes by spring 2024 - the SL2, which will connect Walthamstow Central and North Woolwich, and the SL3, which will connect Thamesmead and Bromley.

"It was great to see Londoners showing their support for these new routes through the consultation and sharing my excitement about the benefits these new services will bring by providing Londoners with more alternatives to private car use, and helping us to build a better, greener London for everyone."

Michael Roberts, Chief Executive of London TravelWatch said: “We're pleased to see that more Superloop bus routes are being introduced.

“These orbital express services are vital, especially now that ULEZ has expanded to outer London boroughs such as Waltham Forest, Bromley and Bexley”.