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Bus strike on Tuesday
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CrustyRack


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Post: #1
11-01-2015 05:03 PM

Does anyone know if the 176/185 routes are affected?
Thank you

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rshdunlop


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Post: #2
11-01-2015 06:21 PM

It looks fairly comprehensive.

All the bus companies involved are listed here. You can then check their websites to see which buses they run.

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CrustyRack


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Post: #3
11-01-2015 08:33 PM

Thanks, but the web sites are as clear as mud! I tried doing a a journey planner for tues and it said 176 was running, yet Wikipedia says the route is run by Arriva; and the TFL site says Arriva (South) is on strike.
It's a shame TFL just can't publish a list of the routes affected.
Praying the strike isn't going ahead as I am disabled and can't use train and tube to get to work in Soho. This is going to be a £60 return taxi journey. Nice, just after Christmas.Angry

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rshdunlop


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11-01-2015 08:40 PM

A list of the routes Arriva runs can be found here. Yes, they run the 176 so you should assume it won't run on Tuesday.

I agree, you have to do a lot of work to find out which buses are affected and TfL could be more helpful. I assume the journey planner won't show strike information until nearer the time.

if you use twitter, @TfLBusAlerts are giving regular updates and answering questions.

This post was last modified: 11-01-2015 08:42 PM by rshdunlop.

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rshdunlop


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12-01-2015 01:47 PM

The next question is - will traffic tomorrow be worse, better or just the same? No buses but extra cars. Will it balance itself out? I'm going have to drive the kids to school in Streatham, normally a joy two-bus journey for them.

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CrustyRack


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Post: #6
12-01-2015 02:04 PM

Funny enough, we're sat at work discussing that right now. Do I leave super early in a taxi, and risk being a couple of hours early for work? Or is everybody going to drive and it will take 2 hours?Sad

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ladywotlunches


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Post: #7
12-01-2015 02:20 PM

CrustyRack, GoTaxi are promoting hard on Twitter about the benefits of using their app for a cab during the strike. They were also giving journeys into London for a fiver before Xmas - may be worth asking them if they would help you reduce your cab fares???

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rbmartin


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Post: #8
12-01-2015 09:56 PM

It's best to check TfL's Countdown service or download one of the London Bus countdown apps for ioS or Android before setting off.

Last time round in 2012, we had a couple of 197's until mid-afternoon and that was your lot. London Overground will accept London bus users over reasonable routes, (i.e. Honor Oak Park to Surrey Quays which would be undertaken by Route P12 or Forest Hill to Denmark Hill or Peckham Rye changing at Surrey Quays).

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Londondrz


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Post: #9
13-01-2015 09:32 AM

Well the 521 and a few others from LB are running.

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rshdunlop


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Post: #10
13-01-2015 09:53 AM

There are buses on some routes, but even if the route is running, it may be at a greatly reduced rate. I drove the kids to Streatham this morning. Saw a grand total of three buses between FH and there. No more than a handful of dark, out of service buses at Crystal Palace bus station.

This post was last modified: 13-01-2015 09:55 AM by rshdunlop.

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Sherwood


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Post: #11
13-01-2015 01:41 PM

I have seen route 75 buses running.

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jenros


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Post: #12
13-01-2015 06:45 PM

I've been out and about today and traffic is running much more smoothly. I'm lucky that I don't have to worry about travelling to work.

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christgill


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Post: #13
13-01-2015 07:50 PM

As well as the various "Countdown" apps available for your phone, I find this website quite valuable - it lets you see where the buses are on your route in real time.

Note that you can change the bus route via the drop-down box in the bottom left corner.

http://traintimes.org.uk/map/london-buses/#185

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