London bus strike: Which bus routes are affected by the strikes?


ore than 2,000 London bus drivers are hanging this week in a row over pay and circumstances.

Unite officer Michelle Braveboy stated the strikes will trigger “severe disruption” to providers.

Right here we take at look which bus routes will likely be impacted by the strike motion:

Why are the drivers hanging?

Ms Braveboy stated phrases and circumstances are being “attacked”, with some drivers going through a pay reduce of £2,500 a 12 months.”

She added: “Our members haven’t any choice aside from to struggle again in opposition to these assaults, whereas recognising the disruption brought on.

A London bus driver (file image)

/ Lucy Younger

“They’re reluctant to take strike motion at a time of nationwide emergency, however really feel they’ve been pushed in opposition to the wall.”

How lengthy will the London bus strikes final?

Staff at London United, which supplies bus providers in south and west London, will strike for 3 days from Monday, February 22 to Wednesday, February 24.

Drivers at High quality Line, primarily based at a depot in Epsom, Surrey, will take motion on Monday and Tuesday.

Unite members at London Sovereign, which runs providers in north-west London, will stroll out on Monday and once more on March 3.

Which London bus routes have been affected?

It expects 59 day routes, six 24-hour routes, six evening routes and 9 college routes, primarily in south west London, will likely be impacted by the strike.

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The London United routes, which will likely be affected between February 22 to 24 are: 18, 33, 65, 70, 71, 72, 85, 94, 110, 111, 116, 148, 203, 216, 220, 223, 224, 265, 266, 281, 283, 371, 406, 411, 418, 419, 423, 440, 613, 662, 665, 671, 681, 696, 697, 465, N18, N33, N65, N72, N266, C1, H22, H32, H37, H98, K1, K2, K3, K4 and K5.

The High quality Line routes, which will likely be affected on February 22 and 23 are: 293, 404, 413, 463, 467, 470, 633, S1, S3.

The London Sovereign routes, which we be affected on February 22 are: 79, 142, 183, 251, 258, 288, 303, 326, 395, 398, 642, N5, H9, H10, H11, H12, H14, H17, H18 and H19.

What motion is TfL taking?

TfL stated it can guarantee as many bus providers run as attainable however clients in west, south west and north west London and elements of Surrey and Hertfordshire are suggested to verify earlier than they journey.

Regular providers are anticipated to renew from 6am on Thursday subsequent week.

TfL stated it can contact all registered Oyster card customers of the affected routes to advise of the potential disruption.


Claire Mann, Director of Bus Operations at TfL, stated: “We’re sorry that a few of our clients could expertise disruption to their journeys early subsequent week.

“We’re doing all we will to minimise this, however clients ought to verify earlier than they journey and depart extra time for his or her journeys, whereas remembering the Authorities’s recommendation to proceed to remain at house if they’ll.

“We urge all events to sit down down and speak by way of the problems to try to resolve them as quickly as attainable.”

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