Tuesday, 4 February 2014

L1/Group - Tube Strike Notice 04-07/02/14, 11-14/02/14

Due to the tube strike, extra buses will be put on certain routes. Bus types and single/double decker status may not be kept. Strike extra buses with no London ticket machine will be free. Some non-London buses will be used:

L1/Heathrow Buses:
Route 16 will have 20 extra buses on the route - some NBfLs (except 4, which will go to 392), some will be loaned from Thames Travel, Oxford Bus Company and Go-Ahead Group. Passengers are recommended to take the 758 when possible.

Route 83 will have at least 7 extra buses on the route. Some buses will be loaned from Metroline

Route 237 will have 10 single decker E25Hs on the route, of which 9 are loaned from Go-Ahead London.

Route 278 will have at least 20 extra buses, which will be loaned from various places. Convertible training buses will be used on the route. 

Route 392 will have at least 20 extra buses. All spare NBfLs will be used, and some E45Hs in various states of refurbishment will be taken from HN. Some buses will be loaned from Reading Buses and some new buses intended for other operators will be used.

Route 607 will have 12 extra buses, all loaned from various sources.

Routes U1 and U3 will have extra double deckers (U1 shorts between Uxbridge and Ruislip).

Route N111 will be free past 0400 until 2200, and will run 24 hours throughout the strike, every 30 minutes. Hired buses may be used on this route.

Route X91 will have approximately 15 extra buses. Most will be from Non-London operations - Citaros, E25H, Optare TempoSR, E40D. Some coaches may operate the route from RailAir and some hired coaches will run the route.

7series 74, 75 - No peak extra buses will run due to the buses being used at London routes.

Other bus routes will have at least one extra bus to help ease crowding and conditions, these will be from within the company.

Green Line 701/702 will serve Heathrow North Garage and Terminal 6 between Langley and Hammersmith. Travel is free between Heathrow North and Victoria due to tube strike, service will run every 15 minutes. For fairness of customers, all tickets valid to Langley/Slough will be valid to Victoria during the tube strike.
Extra buses will be from the Beeline, 7series, 5series, Surrey Locals and Hemel Hempstead, and hired coaches will be used.

Green Line 748/758 will be free between Brent Cross and Victoria, all tickets to Brent Cross are valid to Victoria. Extra coaches will be provided when possible.

L1/Romford Buses:
Routes 5, 15 and 115 - at least 10 extra buses for each route loaned from Ensignbus, First Essex and Arriva will be used on the route.

Routes 25 and 205 - at least 40 extra buses will be used, from various sources, including Alexander Dennis, loaned buses from London United, Reading Buses, First Essex, Ensignbus, Blue Triangle, London Bus Company, Stagecoach amongst others. These will run the shuttles between Stratford and Victoria/Paddington.

Route 69 will have at least 7 extra buses, loaned from various sources.

Route 438 will have at least 10 extra buses loaned from Stagecoach.

A free 'Strike-buster' service will run via routes 15, 115 and 5 between Romford and Aldwych with Ensignbus, amongst other operators, which will be called N15. A timetable is unknown for this service, but will run at least every 20 minutes.

Most of these services are not organised by TfL, but rather by the L1/Group instead.

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