Plans for the proposed Superloop SL5 route from Bromley to Croydon have officially been confirmed.

The Superloop is a network of express routes in outer London connecting town centres, hospitals, schools, and transport hubs.

It is a "key part" of the Mayor's commitment to improving the bus network in outer London to maximise the benefits of the London-wide ULEZ expansion.

The SL5 route, which will run from Bromley to Croydon, has received positive feedback with 81 per cent of respondents said that they thought the proposals for the SL5 would make their journey quicker.

74 per cent of respondents said that a new express bus service would make their journey more convenient and 58 per cent of respondents said they would be likely to use the new express route to replace a journey made by a private car.

Following careful consideration of the feedback, the number of bus stops have been reviewed to help connectivity in local areas.

On Wednesday, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced that the SL10 route between Harrow and North Finchley is now in operation, and a further route, the SL1 between North Finchley and Walthamstow Central, launches today (December 9).

The full loop of the Superloop will be complete by Spring 2024, as the SL2, SL3 and SL5 enter service.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “It is fantastic to see the Superloop already encouraging more people onto London’s bus network. It’s proving a real game-changer.

"Now people travelling in outer London are getting another boost before Christmas with two brand new routes coming into service, making it easier to see friends and family, or to visit local town centres or services.

"I’m delighted to see so many Londoners benefitting from the Superloop so far, and there’s much more to come.”

Louise Cheeseman, TfL’s Director of Buses, said: “It is great to see that customers are benefiting from the Superloop.

"The express bus network was made with customers in mind, giving them quicker and more sustainable options when it comes to public transport in outer London. We are pleased to see that the Superloop services that are already part of the network are a firm favourite for those who need to get around the capital, and to be able to offer Londoners even more new instantly recognisable routes.

“The launch of the SL1 means the majority of the Superloop network will be in operation before the end of this year, connecting key outer London town centres and transport hubs in the north west and the south west, making transport even easier for people.

"We are always working to improve our bus network and we will continue our work to bring the rest of the Superloop routes into service as quickly as possible."