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Arriva London North strike action 29th/30th November 2012
« on: November 28, 2012, 09:58:21 AM »
Advice to bus passengers during industrial action by Unite on Arriva London North services: 29-30 November

28 November 2012

Bus services in north London operated by Arriva expected to be severely disrupted by 24-hour action and some services may not run.

Some bus routes into central London - including 29, 38, 73, 149 and 243 - also affected
Affected passengers urged to use other transport services, or to walk or cycle where possible
Passengers should check before travelling at tfl.gov.uk/buses
Transport for London today issued advice to bus passengers ahead of planned strike action by members of the Unite union who work for Arriva London North, which will affect bus services in north London from early on Thursday morning through until the early hours of Friday morning.

Bus services operated by other companies across the Capital are unaffected and will operate a normal service.

The strike action is owing to a pay dispute between members of the Unite union who work at several north London bus garages and their employers, Arriva London North.

It will affect bus routes in north London but also some routes into central London, including the 29, 38, 73, 149 and 243.

Arriva London North operate around 10 per cent of bus services in London and the strike action is likely to result in severe disruption on a significant number of routes and some services may not run.

Some Tube stations in north and central London, including Victoria, Seven Sisters, Tottenham Hale, Wood Green and Turnpike Lane are anticipated to be busier than normal - so passengers are being urged to allow a little more time to complete their journeys tomorrow.

Strike action will take place over a 24-hour period between 3:00 on Thursday 29 November until 2:59 on Friday 30 November.

TfL expects night bus services on Wednesday night into the early hours of Thursday to run as normal.

However, bus services throughout Thursday and night bus services on Thursday night into the early hours of Friday will be severely disrupted.

A normal bus service should operate from start of service on Friday morning.

TfL is calling for Unite and Arriva London North to expedite negotiations and resolve the dispute so that disruption to passengers can be kept to a minimum.

TfL is also deploying extra staff to assist passengers at various locations, including bus stops and bus stations, and to hand out walking maps.

Leon Daniels, TfL's Managing Director of Surface Transport, said: 'We are sorry that some bus passengers will have their journeys disrupted tomorrow.

'We are working hard behind the scenes to provide as much detailed information and assistance to passengers as possible to minimise this disruption.

'We would strongly urge Unite and Arriva London North to continue with discussions to resolve this dispute and prevent further disruption to bus passengers.'

TfL is keeping passengers informed of the status of their services in a range of ways.

These include:

Up-to-date information on bus services by route at tfl.gov.uk/buses
The facility to check for bus arrival times using the Countdown next bus arrival service online, on mobile devices at m.countdown.tfl.gov.uk or via the SMS text service
Information on the latest situation provided via TfL's roadside countdown signs
Travel alerts provided through Twitter, follow @TfLOfficial and @TfLBusAlerts
Providing information to radio and television broadcasts for use in news bulletins
A range of easily available apps for handheld devices which now use TfL's live bus information
A large number of staff across the network and at key travel hubs to provide advice to passengers
Where services are disrupted TfL urges passengers to use other transport options, or to walk or cycle where possible.

The average bus journey is around 2.2 miles so many of these journeys could be made in this way.

TfL has put in place a number of additional measures to help people get around and to manage disruption:

During the course of the strike bus passes will be accepted on reasonable alternative routes on Tube, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and London Overground - affected passengers should seek assistance from staff at the gate lines
A full service will operate across the Tube network, with extra staff on hand to assist passengers
Full services will operate on the DLR, London Tramlink and London Overground networks with additional staff deployed to assist passengers
TfL has emailed around 285,000 registered bus users advising them of the likely disruption and urging them to check before they travel
Notes to editors:

Bus routes (with start and end point) likely to be affected by the strike are:

 29    Wood Green to Trafalgar Square (with N29 night bus service)
 34    Barnet Church to Walthamstow Central
 38    Victoria station to Clapton Pond (with N38 night bus service)
 41    Archway to Tottenham Hale station (with N41 night bus service)
 73    Victoria station to Stoke Newington (with N73 night bus service)
 76    Waterloo station to Tottenham Garage (with N76 night bus service)
 78    Shoreditch (Culvert Avenue) to Nunhead (St Mary's Road)
 102    Edmonton Green station to Brent Cross Shopping Centre
(24-hour service between Edmonton Green and Golders Green)
 121    Turnpike Lane station to Enfield Island Village
 123    Ilford High Street to Wood Green station
 125    Finchley Central station to Winchmore Hill
 128    Claybury Broadway to Romford station (24-hour service)
 135    Crossharbour (Asda) to Old Street station
 141    Palmers Green to London Bridge station
 144    Edmonton Green to Muswell Hill Broadway
 149    London Bridge station to Edmonton Green station (24-hour service)
 150    Becontree Heath bus station to Chigwell Row (Gravel Lane)
 168    Becontree Heath bus station to Chigwell Row (Gravel Lane)
 173    Goodmayes to Beckton (bus station)
 184    Turnpike Lane station to Barnet (Chesterfield Road)
 192    Enfield Town to Tottenham Hale station
 221    Edgware station to Turnpike Lane station
 242    Tottenham Court Road to Homerton Hospital (24-hour service)
 243    Wood Green station to Waterloo station (24 hour service)
 253    Hackney Central station to Euston station (with N253 night bus service)
 254    Aldgate station to Holloway (Nag's Head)
 279    Manor House station to Waltham Cross (with N279 night bus service)
 307    Brimsdown station to Barnet Hospital
 313    Chingford station to Potters Bar station and Dame Alice Owen's School
 317    Enfield Town to Waltham Cross
 318    Stamford Hill to North Middlesex Hospital
 325    Prince Regent DLR station to East Beckton (Sainsbury's)
 327    Waltham Cross circular route
 329    Turnpike Lane station to Enfield Town (Little Park Gardens)
 341    County Wall Waterloo to Northumberland Park (24-hour service)
 349    Stamford Hill to Ponders End Garage
 377    Ponders End Garage to Oakwood station
 379    Chingford station to Yardley Lane Estate
 382    Southgate station to Mill Hill East station
 393    Chalk Farm to Clapton
 397    Debden Station to Crooked Billet
 444    Turnpike Lane station to Chingford station
 491    Waltham Cross to North Middlesex Hospital
 617    Turnpike Lane station to St Ignatius College
 647    Harold Hill to Romford station
 657    Crooked Billet (Sainsbury's) to Woodford Wells (Bancroft's School)
 678    Beckton bus station to Stratford bus station
 W3    Finsbury Park station to Northumberland Park station
 W6    Southgate station to Edmonton Green station
 W11    Walthamstow Central station to Chingford Hall Estate