How to avoid London’s Jan 13 bus strike by car sharing

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The capital will be battered by a bus strike tomorrow, according to a confirmation posted by Transport for London.

It follows last week’s warning from the union Unite, which threatened a 24-hour strike between 04:00 and 23:59 on Tuesday, January 13th. In its alert, Transport For London offered assurance to the city’s commuters by adding, “We are working on plans to keep London moving should the strike go ahead.”

While it was initially unclear what these fall-back measures would involve, it was clear that many people would flock to the city’s underground network as an alternative. As expected, London transport authorities have confirmed that those with bus passes will be able to use them on various Underground lines. Full details can be found on this guide page.

However, as we’ve seen in the past this sort of action can lead to busy tube stations, uncomfortable conditions and of course, many people arriving late for work, which is why we’re urging anyone who relies on affected bus routes and services to consider booking their travel with Liftshare instead.

At the time of writing Liftshare members are offering 83 lifts to London from both within and beyond the city’s borders. If you find yourself stuck you can plan ahead and accept a lift before tomorrow – you’ll find they are far cheaper than train and other modes of public transport.

Transport For London has also provided a list of bus services likely to be affected by the strike:

  • Abellio (Abellio London and Abellio West London)
  • Arriva (Arriva North and Arriva South)
  • CT Plus (Hackney Community Transport)
  • Go Ahead (Blue Triangle, Docklands, London General, London Central, Metrobus)
  • London Sovereign
  • London United
  • Metroline (Metroline and Metroline West)
  • Stagecoach (East London Bus & Coach Company, Selkent)
  • Tower Transit

The body has urged those concerned about delays to keep an eye on their Twitter feed @TfLBusAlerts for udpates as they emerge, and has issued a list of

Thanks to all our Liftshare members in London for offering up their seats to those in need.

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