London bus strike 2022: Driver walkout to affect up to 37 TfL routes - full list

Around 1,000 Arriva bus drivers at Croydon, Brixton, Norwood and Thornton Heath garages will not sign on for their shifts on Wednesday May 11 and on Monday May 16 and Tuesday May 17.

Around 1,000 Arriva bus drivers at Croydon, Brixton, Norwood and Thornton Heath garages will not sign on for their shifts on Wednesday May 11 and on Monday May 16 and Tuesday May 17.

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Transport for London (TfL) has warned that as many as 37 routes will be affected by the strike action - in both south and central London.

Drivers have been offered a 3% pay rise by Arriva which Unite say is “unacceptable” as inflation is currently at around 8%.

But the offer is double the initial 1.5%  Arriva put forward prior to the first round of strikes.

Sharon Graham

Why are bus drivers striking?

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: "This pay offer is simply unacceptable.

“Arriva’s drivers are being pummelled by a double whammy of reduced earnings and rising living costs.

"Arriva must think again and pay its drivers a fair wage.

"Our members will be receiving Unite’s complete support until this dispute is resolved and the bus drivers receive an offer which meets their expectations."

While Unite regional officer John Murphy added: "The bus strikes scheduled for May will undoubtedly cause disruption and delays across London but this dispute is a direct result of Arriva’s high-handed treatment of its drivers."

What has bus company Arriva said?

An Arriva spokesperson said the firm was "deeply disappointed" by the strike action.

"Arriva London Bus previously agreed with Unite a pay deal which fully delivered against the union’s stated position," the spokesperson said.

"Yet despite this, Unite is now taking further strike action which will affect passengers and communities who rely on bus services in London.

"We call on Unite to abandon these strikes and return to discussions to agree a way forward."

Around 30 bus routes will be affected by 48-hour strike action taken by south London bus drivers in a dispute over pay.

What has TfL said about the bus strike?

Louise Cheeseman, Director of Buses at TfL, said: “Transport for London have urged Unite and Arriva to find a solution.

“However, should this action go ahead, there will be travel options in the impacted areas of south London.

“Customers should be aware that other routes may be busier than normal.

“We’re encouraging everyone who is aiming to travel on Wednesday to plan ahead, check before they travel and leave more time for their journeys.”

Which routes are affected by the London bus strike?

2: Marylebone - West Norwood

50: Park Lane - Stockwell Station

60: Streatham - Old Coulsdon

64: Thornton Heath Pond - New Addington (Vulcan Way)

133: Streatham - Liverpool Street

137: Marble Arch - Streatham Hill

157: Morden - Crystal Palace

166: Croydon - Epsom General Hospital

194: Croydon - Lower Sydenham

198: Thornton Heath - Shrublands

202: Blackheath - Crystal Palace

249: Anerley - Clapham Common

250: Brixton-Croydon

255: Balham-Pollards Hill

264: Tooting (St George’s)-Croydon

289: Elmers End-Purley

312: Norwood Junction-South Croydon

319: Telford Avenue-Sloane Square

333: Mitcham Road- Elephant & Castle

405: Croydon-Redhill

410: Wallington-Crystal Palace

412: West Croydon-Purley

417: Clapham Common-Crystal Palace

432: Brixton Road- Jasmine Grove

450: Lower Sydenham-Croydon

466: Addington Village-Caterham-on-the-Hill

468: Elephant and Castle (Borough Road)- South Croydon

612: Selsdon Library-Wallington Grammar

627: Worcester Park-Wallington High

645: Waddon-Purley Cross

685: Hamsey Green-Selsdon

689: Croydon-Orchard Park High School

N2: Marylebone-Crystal Palace

N137: Oxford Circus-Streatham Hill

N250: Brixton to Croydon