An express bus service between Croydon and Bromley

The Director of London Buses has asked us to bring the latest report on this service to the attention of members. She says:-

Between 21 July and 4 September 2023, we consulted on proposals for a new express stop bus service between Bromley and Croydon, called the SL5<https://emails.engagementhq.com/ls/click?upn=9vcdD193qA8wVAWAMcxkDXrY-2BgyxeQieQN7lDAV5NfpE8iPvfPekOmRME5tysuD2RqA7JJYAmDF7ZGGetdLYgxo7g7Gnc5zk6hecnIT8ZUQhw8y0QSIi1TyHEujUGnX-2FBBu9z-2B3fxCF13ePKea-2FzSCz8t-2Bg3tFrSaWq4KDe1TqjdzAAwz4sh3HIzvf2X276A2bhquDjFjt4G2ctiyICzLXx6ryHhUn4bl8JeR8YLTl-2FBvM-2BQ0-2FTZUf0koQHgB-2Fgc8w6PT8jEihzdGiZ3cy2PpCy-2BSXgseoU9wnIKdN2amoazNS8qddq0ry7bA92MK1khcIjgsgrHpZRVtUo3SYLXlMtn8wF7WX3XMfI8qNVveI5JMvrTfA6wbEI6P3OT4kBj4QeP_FXHANTzPBNhgRgn2FOy3-2FSxFTFh8HCG6nJ6U8FZO-2B-2FNdzD7l2QhzCY056EqJ-2BDyGVGZ-2F1wjDnKh6Z4x9p1uEYbP91HlzNzV-2Fm5kLRSlzTN0LRAbfAv8sVWYWBsDvGxz73p4XQG-2Bgi-2FpXtfcm2PZfAxJOadFBuqDT6JaiUPI0rMt28WWTz5qsn-2FYCqOue1NS-2FceG7dJ-2F72WMMG9yjSxrkRre-2BqFYDSKSFdPOCN0ROSM-2BSI04-2Bv6hvN58Ci2ow-2FfpaKgTy9J17bwU-2B3-2BrxzRpGmA-3D-3D>. This new service would be part of the Superloop, a network of express routes which would circle London and connect outer London town centres, hospitals, schools and transport hubs. The Superloop is a key part of the Mayor’s commitment to improving the bus network in outer London.

Today we are publishing our report<https://emails.engagementhq.com/ls/click?upn=9vcdD193qA8wVAWAMcxkDXrY-2BgyxeQieQN7lDAV5NfpeEjh7MrEAM7fYd58UnOYF-2Bt-2F5Syn0A2dcYrIEF1K3ijDjeO28i0ZUWDaKRKqtpjGnMph9OUzqO8PQgp9hHd-2FKWE4FQ5rHdk7iE5fjnPegWa15OFF4UrmTmT4ba6F-2FNMSjGA2LRThgX8m0aASqjxMnoDZYO9xOxN0mKjw2ZgFNMVMGLZBah3SEI2agbvhLFxYVvJ6OJDfxc-2B9ZLD4Fd4bqgUy33haTgI7HNM9glsjJqWXsylJY5UkFnD3Z2hciaZWGFM-2FUHqK-2F-2BudbqfJ9YObZ2M5kGolHa8Zsd437OosGHT43jSUOkIjD0L3wS0RAQxYcOC-2BAF0XuJpnhpNhijJUFs4Po6YG-2BT31Lf0K55sZN5xBOcsgUOZOB0BoaSVAV92U-3DHVa1_FXHANTzPBNhgRgn2FOy3-2FSxFTFh8HCG6nJ6U8FZO-2B-2FNdzD7l2QhzCY056EqJ-2BDyGVGZ-2F1wjDnKh6Z4x9p1uEYZE94z9qUc6OgkSyi6y3lSR2296uAeI6nCmCMicFN9y4tWLTDgWWHzc62h-2F38HupnKA6A9d7Lv3QtVMEfzzbi4t9DeKpolJmMIOnCvZJ-2Fl3-2BW9RlfQ9yI5BXsPBuOihQGsp4pIsumb-2FEpCs1l1UwbxON8TKvbgXgYdMj96Pl5NYRpZrri3xso41fg0NgkA1t-2Fw-3D-3D> on this consultation and the response to issues raised<https://emails.engagementhq.com/ls/click?upn=9vcdD193qA8wVAWAMcxkDXrY-2BgyxeQieQN7lDAV5NfpeEjh7MrEAM7fYd58UnOYF-2Bt-2F5Syn0A2dcYrIEF1K3ilXKNiEERqcdFLQgdHazkkrfjYrA2sWIyQ2GcJH0uuhIwU0BVdBquZuobBMT6Ynd7H3Ax3tpVQtVYm4T1OH6cPIzwmoXp6qv67JeBeZMCKznx-2FDHYoLhSUNQhFpCJfWp85tQBJxTsnJTEWbrsJ5yFiApQqR502aILPXdIqvJlIkwrZdOBzeD-2F4lZ2dkI3NwrVef1TgyyCmRhSvy-2FswjTyrqbSfHK1kYSJ0hQCNZI3ZFmjUNavH39mo9T8Ja5xoLSQ2-2BiCSRQmJD08qixdacUgkb-2BWEZrE8DRBKubSd8KDeixdPXcsCZCMgJ-2FM1J7uWL31-2BwjMUJ85mK-2F08zDXvwPvIE-3DljLq_FXHANTzPBNhgRgn2FOy3-2FSxFTFh8HCG6nJ6U8FZO-2B-2FNdzD7l2QhzCY056EqJ-2BDyGVGZ-2F1wjDnKh6Z4x9p1uEYTpkH3Ktf-2B01JVYKPYTT3Wcb-2BRuCCVAhxQYqIWbCugD6Gyg6RSEjCNahmrMq25KKXHjKSFyLe5SaTMVIIeJg-2BwdfJNBXe8eUsJQEVLDs9qgwbLAvqdkZ1b4vHw1z4T1YOY1I9YDFHs75GItQP1-2FnyYyo11DOZt9MCUO-2F-2FADs8sy9BSaSjrraKD4FIiAJV-2BQS5g-3D-3D>. We received positive feedback to our proposals, with 74 per cent of respondents saying that a new express bus service between Bromley and Croydon would make their journey more convenient. 81 per cent of respondents also said that they thought our proposals for the SL5 would make their journey quicker, and 58 per cent of respondents said they would be likely to use the new express route to replace a journey made by private car.

We asked people whether they thought the number of stops we are proposing for the express route was right. 53 per cent of respondents thought these were ‘just right’ and 24 per cent of respondents thought there should be more stops.

Following careful consideration of all the feedback we received to the consultation, we have decided to proceed with our proposals but with some adjustments. Details of this can be found in the report.

The SL5 bus service had been approved and is due to start on 3 February.