Bus strikes planned in Brent on Tuesday

The court heard how bus passengers tried to help little Imani (file photo: Clive Gee/PA)

The court heard how bus passengers tried to help little Imani (file photo: Clive Gee/PA) - Credit: PA WIRE

Commuters returning to work after the Bank Holiday are being warned of planned bus strikes next Tuesday in Brent and Harrow.

Unite union members at two garages run by bus operator London Sovereign are expected to stage industrial action on 15 routes in the Brent and Harrow areas, say Transport for London (TfL).

The strike is due to last all day Tuesday and affect night buses into Wednesday morning.

If it goes ahead patients needing to get to Northwick Park Hospital will have to find other means of getting there.

London Sovereign runs less than two per cent of London buses and services operated by other companies across the capital are unaffected.

TfL is encouraging Unite and London Sovereign to resolve the dispute as quickly as possible to avoid disruption to passengers.

Gareth Powell, TfL’s director of surface transport strategy and contracted services, said: “I’m sorry that some of our customers will face disruption to their usual journeys.

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“We’ll be working hard to ensure that customers have up to the minute information about which services are affected.

“I would advise everyone travelling in west or northwest London to check our website for the latest service updates to help them get around on Tuesday.

“We’re encouraging London Sovereign and Unite to resolve the dispute as quickly as possible to avoid disruption to passengers’ journeys.”

Passengers are advised to check before they travel using the TfL website and @TfLBusAlerts.

The affected bus routes are:

139 - 183 - 251 – 292 – 326 – 398 –605 – 618 – 619 – H9 – H10 – H11 – H13 – H14 – H17

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