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TfL Update: Bus Strike 5th Feb 2015


February 3, 2015

There is a planned strike by London’s bus companies on Thursday 5 February and TfL is advising bus passengers to check its website for the latest information about the 24-hour strike to help plan their journeys.

The strike will affect services across London from around 4am on Thursday 5 February and also night bus services operating on the Thursday night into Friday morning.  Bus services during the day on Friday 6 February should operate as normal. Two further 24-hour strikes are planned by Unite for Friday 13 and Monday 16 February.


If you have a Bus & Tram Pass season ticket or 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard or 16+ Zip Oyster photocard with free bus & tram travel, you will be able to use it on the Underground, DLR and London Overground and there are a number of ways you can find out about the status of services, including:

  • Up-to-date information on bus services by route can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/buses
  • Check for bus arrival times using the Countdown next bus arrival service online, on your mobile devices or via our SMS text service
  • Travel alerts will be provided through Twitter on @TfL and @TfLBusAlerts – look out for #BusStrike
  • TfL will be providing information to radio and television broadcasts for use in news bulletins
  • TfL will also have a number of additional staff across the network and at key locations to provide advice to passengers.


All of TfL’s other public transport services will be operating as normal should the planned action go ahead. To help you get around TfL will be:

  • Operating a good service across the Tube, DLR, London Tramlink and London Overground networks
  • Putting additional staff in place to re-distribute Barclays Cycle Hire cycles to where they are needed most – there are 10,000 bikes at over 700 docking stations and demand is likely to be high
  • Encouraging Londoners who own a bike to cycle to work, and a Cycle Journey Planner is provided at www.tfl.gov.uk/cycling
  • Deploying Taxi Marshals at key taxi ranks to assist passengers and encourage taxi sharing
  • Additionally, MBNA Thames Clippers will operate additional services on RB1 River Bus services, that operate between Woolwich and Embankment pier, during the morning (06:00-10:00) and evening peak (16:30-19:30) and Bus & Tram Pass season tickets will be accepted between 06:00-10:00 and 16:30-19:30.