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How to survive tomorrow’s 24-hour bus strike

Posted at 4:30 pm, February 4, 2015 in Transport
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Alright bus lovers, time to lace up your trainers, hop on your bike or brave the Underground because tomorrow (Thu Feb 5) there will be a 24-hour bus strike by Unite members. Here are the facts and some advice to help you through the chaos that lies ahead.

The info…

The strike begins at around 4am tomorrow morning (Thursday February 5) and will last right through till Friday.

Yes you party animals, night bus services will also be affected.

Services should be back to normal in time for your Friday morning commute.

Union members are striking due to a dispute over driver pay and conditions.

There is no safe zone – bus services across London are likely to be affected by the strike. 

This isn’t a one-off – there are also two more 24-hour strikes planned for later this month, on Feb 13 and 16.

Those of you with bus and tram travelcards can use them on the Underground, Overground and DLR (all of which will be running as normal).

Some advice for you…

Keep an eye out for updates on Twitter. Travel alerts will be tweeted by @TfL and @TfLBusAlerts – look out for #BusStrike.

Use this as an excuse to get active and hire a Boris bike, but remember that they are crazy popular on strike days.

CHECK YOUR ROUTE BEFORE YOU TRAVEL. Seriously, avoid aimlessly wandering around bus stops and go to www.tfl.gov.uk/buses.

If all else fails and you’re feeling too lazy to bother with any of this transport madness, hook up with a fellow commuter and share a taxi.

Take a look at more transport new here.

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