Bus Strike

Thousands of London bus workers have voted to go on strike in a row over extra payments for working during the Olympic Games.

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TfL advice to Londoners travelling this evening

  • Over 30 night bus routes will operate fully and others are likely to run some services
  • Passengers are advised to check before travelling at www.tfl.gov.uk/buses
  • Where services are disrupted TfL urges passengers to use other transport options, or to walk or cycle where possible. The average bus journey is around 2.2 miles so many of these journeys could be made in this way.
  • TfL is operating a full service across the Tube network, with extra staff on hand to assist passengers.
  • Full services are also operating on the Docklands Light Railway, London Tramlink and London Overground networks with additional staff deployed to assist passengers.

In addition, Marshalled taxi ranks will operate at a number of key rail hubs including Victoria, St Pancras, Waterloo, Liverpool Street and London Bridge.

A full service will also be operated by London River Services.

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Londoner's carry on despite bus strike

Londoners defied the capital's biggest bus strike in 30 years today, despite thousands of drivers walking out in a row over Olympic bonuses. Workers from thirteen of the Capital's twenty bus companies took part in the industrial action.

The Mayor wants their union, Unite, to accept an 8 million pound offer to end the dispute. But Unite says it's not enough as Phil Bayles reports.

Bus workers warn of further action

Striking bus workers Credit: ITN

The Unite union is warning that bus workers could take further strike action over their demand for a £500 bonus for working during the Olympics.

It comes as workers in 70 bus garages across the capital went on strike this morning. The current walkout is due to end at 3am tomorrow.

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