Notting Hill Carnival goers could have their Bank Holiday Monday plans disrupted after two 24-hour bus strikes were called.
Tower Transit bus services is staging the walk-outs on Friday (26 August) and Monday (August 29) with the latter clashing with the second day of the street carnival.
Routes affected include several in west London which run close to the Carnival, which takes place on August 28-29. A full list can be found below.
Scenes from the 2015 Carnival
Members of the Unite union at the bus operators opted for the stoppages in a row over the imposition of roster changes and “an increasingly hard line management to commit to constructive industrial relations”.
According to the union over 1,000 drivers, engineers and controllers at the Atlas Road bus depot in Park Royal, the Westbourne Park bus garage and the Lea interchange bus depot are involved in the dispute which affects 28 bus routes and follows an 89.8% vote in favour of strike action.
Britain’s biggest union admitted the second 24-hour stoppage will disrupt Notting Hill Carnival goers planning to travel by bus.
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Unite regional officer Simon McCartney said: “Tower Transit bus workers have reached breaking point over an increasingly belligerent management who have turned their back on constructive consultation and dialogue.”
Transport for London say the walk-out will affect less than five per cent of the capital’s bus network, with other services unaffected.
Day routes likely to be affected
23 - Liverpool Street to Westbourne Park
25 - Ilford to Oxford Circus
28 - Kensal Rise to Wandsworth
30 - Hackney Wick to Marble Arch
31 - Camden Town to White City
58 - East Ham to Walthamstow Central
69 - Walthamstow to Canning Town
70 - Acton to South Kensington
212 - Walthamstow to St James Chingford
236 - Finsbury Park to Hackney Wick
266 - Brent Cross to Hammersmith
308 - Wanstead to Clapton
328 - Golders Green to Chelsea
339 - Leytonstone to Shadwell
425 - Clapton to Stratford
444 - Turnpike Lane to Chingford
488 - Bromley-by-Bow to Dalston
RV1 - Covent Garden to Tower Gateway
W14 - Leyton to Woodford Bridge
W15 - Cogan Avenue Estate to Hackney Town Hall
Night bus routes likely to be affected:
N23 - Liverpool Street to Westbourne Park
N25 - Oxford Circus to Hainault
N28 - Camden Town to Wandsworth
N31 - Camden Town to Clapham
N97 - Trafalgar Square to Hammersmith
N266 - Hammersmith to Brent Cross
N550 - Trafalgar Square to Canning Town
N551 - Piccadilly Circus to Gallions Reach