Routes affected by today’s TfL drivers’ walkout, and when the action will end

London bus drivers are set to strike this week, in a dispute over pay and dealing circumstances.

The strike will trigger “critical disruption” to providers, with greater than 2,000 members of Unite union planning to take motion from Monday.

The drivers are employed by French-owned RATP, which operates three subsidiaries throughout the London bus community – London United, London Sovereign and High quality Line.

The i publication newest information and evaluation

Eighty providers throughout west, south-west and north-west London will likely be affected, together with some faculty and night time routes.

Which routes will likely be affected by the strikes?

Transport for London (TfL) says the strikes “will solely have an effect on a small proportion of the capital’s buses”.

A complete of 59 day routes, six 24-hour routes, six night time routes and 9 faculty routes – predominately in south-west London – will likely be disrupted.

Workers manning the picket line on the Shepherd’s Bush bus depot (Photograph: Getty)

TfL says the next areas will likely be affected, from 22-24 February:

  • White Metropolis/Shepherds Bush
  • Acton
  • Heathrow
  • Hounslow
  • Kingston
  • Richmond
  • Surbiton
  • Wimbledon
  • Sutton

Bus routes disrupted by strikes


18, 33, 65, 70, 71, 110, 111, 116, 203, 223, 224, 265, 266, 283, 371, 406, 411, 418, 423, 440, 465, C1, H22, H32, H37, H98, K1, K2, K3, K4, K5


293, 404, 413, 463, 467, 470, S1, S3

Monday solely

79, 142, 183, 251, 258, 288, 303, 326, 395, 398, H9, H10, H11, H12, H14, H17, H18, H19

Companies in Harrow, Edgware and Wembley may even be affected by motion on Monday.

It is best to verify journey planners earlier than making any obligatory journey.

Regular providers are anticipated to renew from 6am on Thursday 25 February.

Why are drivers putting?

Unite officer Michelle Braveboy stated some drivers are going through a pay reduce of £2,500 a 12 months.

“Our members haven’t any possibility aside from to combat again towards these assaults, whereas recognising the disruption prompted,” she stated.

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

She added that the motion will trigger “critical disruption” to providers.

Claire Mann, director of bus operations at TfL, stated: “We’re sorry that a few of our clients might expertise disruption to their journeys.

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

“We urge all events to take a seat down and discuss by the problems to attempt to resolve them as quickly as potential.”

Recommended For You