It really is the season of strikes, and there’s going to be even more travel misery for Londoners this Autumn. On October 4, 2,000 bus drivers are going to strike across 46 routes indefinitely, meaning we don’t known when it’ll end.
This will predominantly affect buses in north London, and parts of Camden, Hackney, Haringey, Enfield, Waltham Forest, and Barnet could be devoid of double deckers on the strike days.
The bus strike also coincides with national rail strikes on October 5, which could disrupt the London Marathon
Which bus routes are striking?
Workers from eight Arriva depots in north London including Ash Grove, Barking, Clapton, Edmonton, Enfield, Palmers Green, Tottenham and Wood Green will strike.
The following routes could all stop running entirely:
19, 29, 34, 38, 41, 73, 78, 102, 121, 123, 141, 144, 149, 150, 158, 175, 191, 192, 221, 242, 243, 253, 254, 259, 279, 313, 318, 325, 329, 340, 341, 349, 368, 377, 675, N19, N29, N38, N41, N73, N242, N253, N279, W3, W4, W6.
Will there be other strikes?
Separate strikes planned in west London were postponed last week after the news of the Queen’s death. It’s not yet been announced when those will take place. If the west London strikes are scheduled for the same day as the north London action, we could see one in five London buses affected.
Why are bus workers striking?
Members of the Unite and Arriva unions are planning the continuous industrial action over pay. Union members have rejected a 11.2 percent pay rise t