With confirmation of a new express bus between Bromley and Croydon as part of the Superloop there was one detail less well known. Buses will be single-deckers.
It will be the only Superloop route of out 10 in London not to see double-decker buses and the reason given is low hanging trees.
Arriva will operate the SL5 service with tender results stating the use of existing diesel single deck buses.
The route will run from Bromley North station via Bromley South then onto Eden Park station and towards Croydon town centre.
The contract with Arriva is short at 14 months which will presumably allow double-deckers if and when demand increases or when someone turns up to trim some trees.
Services will commence in spring 2024 alongside other Superloop routes from Bromley to Thamesmead and North Woolwich to Walthamstow.