The new Superloop SL3 bus route will stop in seven busy locations in south east London.

The new express route SL3 will run between Thamesmead and Bromley via Sidcup, as proposed by Transport for London.

It 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.

The new Superloop SL3 route will stop in:

  • Bromley
  • Bickley
  • Queen Mary’s Hospital
  • Sidcup
  • Bexleyheath
  • Abbey Wood
  • Thamesmead

TfL says it is “investing” in the bus network, by inspecting and cleaning Superloop bus shelters “more frequently”.

Older shelters are planned to be replaced with new ones this year, with new Superloop toppers, red e-tiles and Superloop name tags.

TfL are also fitting USB charging ports on the Superloop routes by autumn 2023.

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."