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Bromley residents' traffic chaos with bus driver strike

PUBLISHED: 12:46 22 June 2012 | UPDATED: 09:45 25 June 2012

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Residents face travel chaos today as bus drivers strike because they want an Olympic bonus.

The strikers from the Unite union are demanding London bus companies give them a £600 payment for doing extra shifts during London 2012.

Nearly two thirds of the 8,000 buses in the capital are not running and commuters have vented their frustration on the Twitter.

One user said: “Want to go to Bromley but a bus driver is on strike making a inconvenience for near enough every young person.”

Another said: “Trying to figure out a route to Hayes then Bromley but slightly difficult when you have no mode of transport.”

Travellers have been advised to walk, cycle, use the tube or train instead.

Some bus services are running because union staff from Arriva, Metroline and London General have been prevented from striking following a High Court injunction.

It is understood those still operating include the 138 bus between Coney Hall and Bromley and the 352 bus between Lower Sydenham and Bromley.

The 24-hour walkout has seen drivers stage picket lines at dozens of bus garages.

Are you a Bromley residents who has been affected by the strike? Contact paul.harper@archant.co.uk or 0208 4773955 with your views.

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