Friday bus strike called off – but Monday’s is still on
Bus strikes across the Capital have been cancelled on Friday but will still go ahead Monday, and we have details of services affected.
Crowds at the bus station, College Road. Harrow-on-the-Hill, on the day of the tube strike.
A bus strike planned for Friday (September 19) by members of the Unite union has been suspended, following an agreement to go to ACAS for talks.
However a second 24-hour strike is still due to take place on Monday September 22 and lasting into the early hours of Tuesday. The strike will affect London United services but not those operated by other companies.
Transport for London (TfL) has welcomed the suspension of Friday’s strike.
Leon Daniels, managing director of surface transport at TfL, said: “I am pleased that bus passengers in south west London will not suffer unnecessarily disruption tomorrow. I welcome Unite and London United taking this matter to ACAS and would urge them to bring it to a swift and fair resolution. I would continue to advise passengers to check before they travel ahead of a planned second strike on Monday. Our teams will continue to work hard to get as much information out there as possible using a variety of channels.”
London United operates around 50 bus routes in London and the strike action on Monday is likely to result in severe disruption on a significant number of routes and some services not running. Some Tube services in south London are expected to be busier than normal – so customers are being urged to allow a little more time to complete their journeys.
Bus drivers are striking over pay and conditions. Routes likely to be affected on Monday are: