Today marks the latest Superloop express bus to launch in London with the SL5 route from Bromley North station to Croydon.
The new route will speed up journeys and takes as little as 21 minutes between tow of outer London’s biggest towns. Jump on at Bromley South and you can shave four minutes off meaning just 17 minutes.
That is of course at quiet times, with a bus leaving 5:45am reaching Croydon at 6:06am.
During the morning peak its a fair bit slower at 45 minutes. Then during the day journey times come down to around 33 minutes.
Evenings are around 25 minutes.
But those are all end-to-end. Journeys between busy stations such as Bromley South to East Croydon can be achieved in less time.
Arriva are operating the service on a short-term contract and it’s the only Superloop route in London that is single decker.
That didn’t stop many outlets today illustrating it with images of double-decker buses – which London Mayor Sadiq Khan retweeted.