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.
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.
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