What dates are the bus strikes? When the London bus strikes will happen and list of August 2022 dates

Tube and bus strikes are set to cause significant travel disruption in London next Friday 19 August.

London Underground staff will walk out over pensions and staff on London Overground and on buses will strike in separate disputes over pay.

It comes during a summer that has been characterised by strike action, with rail services brought to a near standstill on several days in June and July, and further action planned for August.

Here is everything you need to know about the strikes in the capital.

When is the bus strike?

Bus drivers, who are members of the Unite union and employees of London United, are set to strike on Friday 19 August and Saturday 20 August.

The strike will include more than 1,600 workers based mainly in west London.

Drivers at Fulwell, Hounslow, Hounslow Heath, Park Royal, Shepherd’s Bush, Stamford Brook, and Tolworth depots will walk out.

Which routes will be affected?

The following routes will be affected by the action:


  • Routes: 33, 65, 71, 85, 281, 290, 371, 481, 671, 681, K3, N33 and N65


  • Routes: 110, 111, 117, 203, 419, E1, H22, H32, H37 and H98

Hounslow Heath

  • Routes: 105, 116, 216, 400, 411, 423, 635, 663, 696, 697, KU1, KU2 and KU3

Park Royal

  • Routes: 18, 220, 223, 224, 258, 266, 440, N18 and N266.

Shepherd’s Bush

  • Routes: 49, 70, 72, 94, 148, C1 and N72

Stamford Brook

  • Routes: 9, 211, 272, 283, E3, H91 and N9


  • Routes: 265, 293, 404, 406, 418, 465, 467, 470, 613, 662, 665, K1, K2, K4 K5 and S3

More on Strikes

When is the Tube strike?

Workers on London Underground are set to stage a 24-hour strike on Friday 19 August.

Overground workers employed by Arriva Rail London will stage a separate walkout on the same day.

About 10,000 Tube workers and 400 Overground workers are to walk out.

The strike will last all day, causing significant disruption for commuters.

Why are workers striking?

The Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said Tube workers are to walk out in a dispute over pensions and Overground workers are striking over pay.

Bus drivers are striking in a separate pay dispute.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Our members will once again take to picket lines in this important dispute over pensions, jobs and conditions.

“They have been messed around by TfL and Mayor Sadiq Khan. And to add insult to injury, they have not seen the detail of this funding letter from government.

“Unless there can be assurances made about jobs, pensions and detrimental changes to working conditions, then our strike on 19 August will go ahead.”

Regarding the bus strikes, Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “The workers’ parent company RATP is fabulously wealthy and it can fully afford to pay our members a decent wage increase.

“Unite’s members play a crucial role in keeping London moving and they are not going to accept seeing their pay constantly eroded.

“Unite does what it says on the trade union tin and always defends the jobs, pay and conditions of its members. Our members at London United will receive the union’s complete support until this dispute is resolved and a fair pay offer secured.”

It comes after they were offered a pay increase of 3.6 per cent in 2022 and 4.2 per cent next year – well below inflation.

A TfL spokesperson said: “Strikes are bad news for everyone, and we urge Unite and RATP to reach agreement and avoid the need for industrial action.”


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