When does the London bus strike end today and when will the next one be?

When does the London bus strike end today and when will the next one be?

London buses

Strikes are expected to take place today, affecting London buses (Picture: Getty)

Londoners are probably getting used to transport strikes – as is everyone else in the UK.

One of the latest disputes to come to industrial action is between London bus drivers, who are part of the Unite union, and bus company Abellio – in a row over pay which has yet to be resolved .

If all of the planned strikes continue, passengers will see several days of action disrupt travel in November and December – with the planned walkouts starting today.

So when is the London Bus Trike ending, and when can we expect the next one?

Here’s everything you need to know.

When do the London bus strikes end?

The first of ten planned bus strikes in London starts and ends today (November 22).

Inside the London bus

A number of day and night buses are expected to be affected (Picture: Getty)

Exiting bus drivers are based in garages in Battersea, Beddington, Hayes, Southall, Twickenham and Walworth, Unite says on its website – and more than 950 drivers are expected to go on strike.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said of the dispute: “Abellio is a hugely wealthy multinational company that could and should pay its workers a fair pay rise.


Routes that will be affected by bus strikes in London

Here are the 59 routes concerned:

Day routes

  • 3
  • 27
  • 45
  • 63
  • 68
  • 109
  • 130
  • 156
  • 195
  • 196
  • 201
  • 207
  • 267
  • 270
  • 278
  • 315
  • 322
  • 350
  • 367
  • 381
  • 407
  • 415
  • 427
  • 433
  • 464
  • 482
  • 490
  • 969
  • C10
  • E5
  • E7
  • E10
  • E11
  • H20
  • H25
  • H28
  • H26
  • P5
  • P13
  • R68
  • R70
  • S4
  • U5
  • U7
  • U9

Line 481 will operate but with fewer services on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The remaining services will be busier than normal.

24-hour routes

Night routes

  • N3
  • N27
  • N63
  • N68
  • N109
  • N207
  • N381

School routes

“With workers struggling to cope with runaway inflation, Abellio’s failure to even begin meaningful wage negotiations is cold and ruthless.

“Unite is now fully focused on defending and improving the jobs, wages and conditions of its members and Abellio bus drivers will receive the union’s full support.”

Regional union officer Guy Langston added: “The strike will cause widespread disruption to the London bus network, particularly in south and west London, but this dispute is entirely Abellio’s own initiative. .

“He had every opportunity to enter into meaningful salary negotiations, but he chose not to.”

However, other strike days are currently expected…

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When is the next bus strike in London?

Nine more strikes are planned by Unite members – over the same dispute with Abellio – over:

  • Friday, November 25
  • Saturday November 26
  • Thursday, December 1
  • Friday, December 2
  • Saturday, December 3
  • Friday, December 9
  • saturday 10 december
  • Friday, December 16
  • saturday december 17

However, these strikes could be called off in the future, if the wage dispute is resolved through negotiations.

If you’re unsure of your travel plans amid the chaos, you can use TfL’s Travel Planner and view its strike notice here.

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