London bus strikes: Dates and which routes will be affected over Christmas?

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Londoners are set for yet more travel misery in the run up to Christmas following the news that bus drivers will go on strike from November 22.

Almost 1,000 bus drivers employed by Abellio will strike on November 22, 25 and 26 and on December 1,2,3,9,10,16 and 17.

The strikes will affect those who travel by bus in south and west London and could leave Heathrow terminals 4 and 5 without any daytime bus services.

The 10 days of strikes announced on November 10 are set to cause severe disruption for public transport users who have already had to deal with tube and rail walkouts.

Around 60 bus routes will be affected across London due to these strikes.

Many of these routes have a reduced service with some not having any service at all and buses which are running are far busier than normal.

As a result of Abellio failing to “enter into meaningful pay talks”, there may not be any buses running during the day from south and west London to and from Heathrow terminals 4 and 5, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

Members of the Unite union based at bus garages in Battersea, Beddington, Hayes, Southall, Twickenham and Walworth will take part in the industrial action, meaning the following routes will be impacted:

Route Number

Route Served

3

Crystal Palace to Whitehall

24

Pimlico to Hamstead Heath

27

Hammersmith Grove to Camden Town

45

Clapham Park to Elephant and Castle

63

Honour Oak to King’s Cross

68

West Norwood to Euston

109

Croydon to Brixton

111

Heathrow Airport to Kingston

130

Thornton Heath to New Addington

156

Vauxhall to Wimbledon

159

Streatham to Oxford Circus

195

Brentford to Charville Lane Estate

196

Norwood Junction to Elephant and Castle

201

Herne Hill to Morden

207

Hayes By-Pass to White City

267

Fulwell to Hammersmith

270

Mitcham to Putney Bridge

278

Ruislip to Heathrow Central

285

Kingston to Heathrow Central

315

Balham to West Norwood

322

Clapham Common to Crystal Palace

344

Clapham Junction to Liverpool Street

345

Peckham to South Kensington

350

Heathrow T5 to Hayes

367

Bromley to West Croydon

381

Peckham to Waterloo

407

Caterham to Sutton

415

Old Kent Road to Tulse Hill

427

Uxbridge to Acton

433

West Croydon to Addington Village

464

New Addington to Tatsfield

482

Heathrow T5 to Southall

490

Heathrow T5 to Richmond

671

Chessington to Tiffin Girls’ School

969

Roehampton Vale to Whitton

C10

Victoria to Canada Water

E5

Toplocks to Perivale

E7

Ealing Broadway to Ruislip

E10

Ealing Broadway to Islip Manor

E11

Ealing to Greenford Broadway

H20

Ivybridge to Hounslow

H25

Hatton Cross to Churchfields Avenue

H26

Hatton Cross to Feltham

H28

Osterley to Bulls Bridge

P5

Patmore Estate to Elephant and Castle

P13

New Cross Gate to Streatham

R68

Hampton Court to Kew

R70

Richmond to Hampton

S4

St Helier Station to Roundshaw

U5

Hayes and Harlington to Uxbridge

U7

Hayes to Uxbridge

U9

Harefield Hospital to Uxbridge

N63

Crystal Palace to St Pancras

N68

Tottenham Court Road to Old Coulsden

N109

Croydon to Oxford Circus

N207

Holborn to Uxbridge

N381

Whitehall to Peckham