Unite Union members that are part of the Abellio bus services will be striking this week in a continued dispute over pay and working conditions.

The strikes will mostly affect the west and south London, where Abellio operates. 

Ahead of the action, Transport for London has urged travellers to check before they travel and amend their usual journey if affected. 

Altogether, bus drivers will strike for eight days across January with two days already taking place in the first week of the month. 

Previously, members of the union striked for ten days across November and December before announcing further action in the new year.

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Initially, the dispute involved 950 drivers but Unite has shared that its membership has since doubled. 

When are the London bus strikes in January 2023?

The new set of strikes will take place throughout the week, with action taking place on: 

  • Tuesday 10 January
  • Thursday 12 January
  • Monday 16 January
  • Thursday 19 January
  • Wednesday 25 
  • Thursday 26 January

Unite said more strikes will be scheduled if the dispute is not resolved.

What routes are affected by London bus strikes in January 2023?

Transport for London (TfL) has shared the routes that will be affected by strikes, adding that other running services will be busier than normal. 

The routes that are affected include day routes, 24-hour routes, night routes and a school route. 

Day routes

3, 27, 45, 63, 68, 109, 130, 156, 195, 196, 201, 207, 267, 270, 278, 315, 322, 350, 367, 381, 407, 415, 427, 433, 464, 482, 490, 969, C10, E5, E7, E10, E11, H20, H25, H28, H26, P5, P13, R68, R70, S4, U5, U7, U9

Route 481 will operate but with fewer services on weekdays from 07:30-08:00, and from 15:00-16:00. 

24-hour routes

24, 111, 159, 285, 344, 345

Night routes

N3, N27, N63, N68, N109, N207, N381

School routes


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