Here's everything you need to know about today's London bus strike, including the routes not affected

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About a third of the bus network is operating as normal (Source: Getty)

Note: This story is from January. For February's bus strikes please go to this article.

Transport for London (TfL) has insisted that a third of its bus routes are still operating as normal, despite a 24-hour strike launched today by the Unite union.

Bus drivers said they wanted a single agreement to cover their pay and conditions, rather than the contracts currently issued on a company-by-company basis, which means hourly rates can vary by more than £3.

TfL said the strike will cause "significant" disruption to journeys, and advised passengers to check its website to see whether their route is affected.

Routes not affected by the strike

66Romford Station to Leytonstone bus station
142Watford Junction to Brent Cross Shopping Centre
160Catford to Sidcup Station
258Watford Junction to South Harrow Station
268Golders Green Station to Finchley Road
288Queensbury to Broadfields Estate
298Arnos Grove to Potters Bar
303Edgware Station to Colindale
305Edgware Station to Kingsbury Circle
340Edgware Station to Harrow Bus Station
346Upminster Station to Upminster Park Estate
370Romford to Lakeside Shopping Centre
375Romford Station to Passingford Bridge
404Coulsdon to Caterham-on-the-Hill
406Kingston to Epsom
411Kingston to West Molsey
418Kingston to Epsom
428Erith to Bluewater Shopping Centre
463Coulsdon South Station to Pollards Hill
465Kingston to Dorking
467Hook to Epsom
470Colliers Wood Station to Epsom
492Sidcup Station to Bluewater Shopping Centre
499Gallows Corner to Heath Park Estate
626Finchley Central Station to Potters Bar
628Kingsbury to Southgate Station
631Golders Green Station to Henrietta Barnett School
641West Molesey to Teddington School
642West Hendon Broadway/Edgware Station to London Academy
653Muswell Hill Broadway to Kingsbury
683Friern Barnet to Kingsbury
688Southgate Station to Kingsbury
B12Erith to Joydens Wood
B13Bexleyheath Shopping Centre to New Eltham Station
B15Bexleyheath Shopping Centre to Horn Park
E10Northolt to Ealing Broadway Station
H2Golders Green Station circular (via Hampstead Garden Suburb)
H3Golders Green Station to East Finchley, Hilltop
H18Harrow Bus Station circular (via Pinner & Wealdstone)
H19Harrow Bus Station circular (via Wealdstone & Pinner)
K5Ham to Morden Station
S1Banstead to Lavender Fields
S3Sutton Hospital to Malden Manor Station
X26West Croydon to Heathrow Airport

TfL's advice to passengers

  • Bus and tram season tickets and free Oyster travelcards are being accepted on the Tube, DLR and London Overground. Passengers should show their Oyster cards to members of staff and ask to be let through the gates. Don't touch in or out - you'll be charged a Pay as You Go fare.
  • The same tickets will be accepted on the Thames Clipper RB1 River Bus service - but only during peak hours. That's 6am-10am and 4.30pm-7.30pm.
  • However, they won't be accepted on National Rail Services or the Emirates Air Line.
  • One day bus and tram tickets won't be accepted on any alternative route.
  • Pay as You Go and contractless users will be charged the appropriate fare for the journey for the service(s) and zones they pass through. Those fares won't be refunded. Find out more here.

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