Croydon buses hit by strike action
12:29pm Friday 22nd June 2012 in Where I Live
Bus services across the borough have been heavily disrupted after London bus workers went ahead with their planned strike.
Transport for London have said more than a third of services are running but admitted many routes have been disrupted.
The walkout, by thousands of members of Unite at 17 bus companies, is over a £500 bonus payment for working during the Olympic Games.
London Mayor Boris Johnson hoped the strike could be averted after he said that £8.3 million was available for bus companies to pay bonuses to their workers.
The talks ended without agreement with Mr Johnson saying some militant union leaders remain hell-bent on strike action.
A number of bus companies affected by the strike are still operating limited bus services.
London United, routes 203, H98, 116 and 94 are running a limited service.
For Stagecoach the routes 496, 115, 372 and 262 are running a limited service.
Metrobus routes 138,146 and R8 are running a full service and routes 130, 75 and 320 are running a limited service.
Arriva routes 109, 137, 159, 319 and 194 are running a limited service.
First route 226 is running a limited service.
Abellio routes 3, 35, 344, 188 and 343 are running a limited service.
Arriva Kent route 492 is running a limited service.
Full services are also operating on the Docklands Light Railway, London Tramlink and London Overground networks with additional staff deployed to assist passengers.
During the course of the strike bus passes will be accepted on reasonable alternative routes on Tube, DLR, and London Overground – affected passengers should seek assistance from staff at the gate lines.
Up-to-date information on bus services by route can be found at tfl.gov.uk/buses.