South London bus strike: Which TfL bus routes are not running as drivers start 48-hour walk out - full list

The strike action which began on Monday morning will continue into the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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

The strike action which began on Monday morning will continue into the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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

Unite the Union drivers are striking over a pay offer of 1.5% from Arriva which they say is a “sizeable pay cut with inflation currently standing at 7.8%”.

Around 1,000 drivers employed at depots in Brixton, Croydon, Norwood and Thornton Heath will take part in the walkouts.

Sharon Graham

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Arriva’s pay offer is pathetic and it is an insult to bus drivers who continued to work throughout the pandemic risking their health to ensure London could continue to function.

“Our bus drivers at Arriva will have Unite’s full support until the company makes a realistic pay offer and this dispute is resolved.”

Unite regional officer John Murphy said: “The strikes will cause considerable disruption to bus passengers throughout London and Kent but this dispute is entirely of Arriva’s own making. Arriva has had every chance to make a fair pay offer but has chosen not to do so.

“Even at this late stage delays and disruption across London can be avoided if Arriva is prepared to make a realistic pay offer and returns to the negotiating table.”

A spokesperson for Arriva said: “Arriva London Bus is disappointed by the decision of Unite to announce strike action.

“We are fully committed to finding a way forward with our trade union partners, but any agreement must be affordable and recognise the economic pressures.

“A strike would hit customers and communities who need to be able to rely on public transport, at a time when London is rebuilding from the pandemic.

“We urge Unite to return to negotiations and call off the proposed strike action.”

Which bus routes are not running between Monday and Wednesday morning?

The following bus routes are likely to have no service during the strike action:

Route 2- West Norwood to Marylebone Station

Route 60- Streatham to Old Coulsdon

Route 64- Thornton Heath to Vulcan Way

Route 137- Brixton garage to Marble Arch

Route 157- Crystal Palace to Morden

Route 166- West Croydon to Banstead

Route 194- Bell Green to West Croydon

Route 198- Spring Park to Thornton Heath

Route 202- Crystal Palace to Blackheath

Route 249- Anerley Station to Clapham Common

Route 250- Brixton Rd to West Croydon

Route 255- South Lodge Avenue to Balham

Route 264- West Croydon to Tooting St. George’s Hospital

Route 289- Elmers End to Purley

Route 312- South Croydon to Norwood Junction

Route 405- Croydon Town Centre to Redhill

Route 410- Crystal Palace to Wallington

Route 412- Purley to Park Street

Route 417- Crystal Palace to Clapham Common

Route 450- Crystal Palace to West Croydon Station

Route 466- Addington to Caterham-on-the-Hill

Route 468- South Croydon to Elephant & Castle

Route 612- Selsdon Library to Wallington Green

Route 627- Woodcote Green to Worcester Park

Route 645- Purley to Waddon

Route 685- Tithepit Shaw Lane to Farley Rd

Route 689- Monks Orchard to West Croydon

Route N2- Crystal Palace to Marylebone

Route N137- Crystal Palace to Oxford Circus

Route N250- Brixton Rd to East Croydon