Arriva bus strike announced

Yesterday, Arriva North East drivers announced their intention to pursue strike action from 16 December to 22 December.

Although talks will take place between now and the date of the strike, we are aware that many residents in our area use Arriva buses (particularly the 64, 22 and 24) to go both to work and in to the city.

If you use / rely on these Arriva buses, I recommend making alternative plans NOW (be that allowing extra time to walk to work or your session, or arranging to car-share with a neighbour), so that should these strikes go ahead, you’re not caught out.

Additionally, I expect the traffic level on major roads to increase due to this strike action, especially during peak periods.  Please also allow extra time for your journey.

Should any further updates be made available, I will cross-publish them here.