The Mayor of London said he will introduce a new express bus route which connects south east London to central London if he is re-elected.

Today (April 2), Sadiq Khan said on the social media platform X that he will introduce the ‘Bakerloop’ express bus route, which mirrors the proposed tube extension of the Bakerloo Line, if he is re-elected as the Mayor of London.

The proposed route would stop at Elephant & Castle, Burgess Park, Old Kent Road, New Cross Gate and Lewisham.

With more than 90,000 views on the X post, Sadiq Khan says the route will “help Londoners” get between areas “much more quickly”.

The ‘Bakerloop’ bus comes after the success of the recent Superloop buses – a network of 10 express bus routes which connects outer London town centres and transport hubs.

The first section of the Superloop network started operating last July, with nine out of the 10 bus routes already in service.

The last part of the network, called the SL4, which connects Grove Park and Canary Wharf, won't begin running until next summer due to its route going through the Silvertown Tunnel.

TfL previously announced that it is considering an extension to the Bakerloo Tube Line to help transport connections in south east London and will cover the same stops as the proposed ‘Bakerloop’ bus route.

TfL is also considering a second phase of the underground extension beyond Lewisham to Hayes and Beckenham Junction.


On X, Sadiq Khan said: “All aboard the Bakerloop.

“If I’m re-elected - a new Express bus will help Londoners get between Elephant & Castle, Old Kent Road, New Cross & Lewisham much more quickly.

“The new Superloop has been a huge success – and this route will mirror the proposed tube extension.”