On Thursday 5th February bus drivers will go on strike in a protest over pay. It will be the second time this year that a strike has taken place this calendar year over the issue, and a further two walkouts are scheduled for February 13th and February 16th.

Transport for London (TfL) has released a list of buses that will not be affected on Thursday. No bus in the vicinity of the Imperial College campus at South Kensington is expected to operate as normal, and commuters are advised to visit the TfL website (www.tfl.gov.uk) for further updates about bus routes as they come in.

The strike is due to begin at 4am on Thursday and last for 24 hours. This will result in both normal and night buses being affected. Transport for London has said it will be sending taxi marshals to major London stations to assist commuters and encourage taxi sharing. Boris Bikes will also be redistributed to places that traditionally have high demand. Passengers with bus and tram season tickets will be able to use them on the Tube.

Bus drivers are campaigning for equal rates of pay for different bus companies. Unions have described these strikes as a “last resort”.

Bus routes that will not be affected by the strike are listed below: (Source: TfL)

66 - Romford Station to Leytonstone bus station

142 - Watford Junction to Brent Cross Shopping Centre

160 - Catford to Sidcup Station

258 - Watford Junction to South Harrow Station

268 - Golders Green Station to Finchley Road

288 - Queensbury to Broadfields Estate

298 - Arnos Grove to Potters Bar

303 - Edgware Station to Colindale

305 - Edgware Station to Kingsbury Circle

340 - Edgware Station to Harrow Bus Station

346 - Upminster Station to Upminster Park Estate

370 - Romford to Lakeside Shopping Centre

375 - Romford Station to Passingford Bridge

404 - Coulsdon to Caterham-on-the-Hill

406 - Kingston to Epsom

411 - Kingston to West Molsey

418 - Kingston to Epsom

428 - Erith to Bluewater Shopping Centre

463 - Coulsdon South Station to Pollards Hill

465 - Kingston to Dorking

467 - Hook to Epsom

470 - Colliers Wood Station to Epsom

492 - Sidcup Station to Bluewater Shopping Centre

499 - Gallows Corner to Heath Park Estate

626 - Finchley Central Station to Potters Bar

628 - Kingsbury to Southgate Station

631 - Golders Green Station to Henrietta Barnett School

641 - West Molesey to Teddington School

642 - West Hendon Broadway/Edgware Station to London Academy

653 - Muswell Hill Broadway to Kingsbury

683 - Friern Barnet to Kingsbury

688 - Southgate Station to Kingsbury

B12 - Erith to Joydens Wood

B13 - Bexleyheath Shopping Centre to New Eltham Station

B15 - Bexleyheath Shopping Centre to Horn Park

E10 - Northolt to Ealing Broadway Station

H2 - Golders Green Station circular (via Hampstead Garden Suburb)

H3 - Golders Green Station to East Finchley, Hilltop

H18 - Harrow Bus Station circular (via Pinner & Wealdstone)

H19 - Harrow Bus Station circular (via Wealdstone & Pinner)

K5 - Ham to Morden Station

S1 - Banstead to Lavender Fields

S3 - Sutton Hospital to Malden Manor Station

X26 - West Croydon to Heathrow Airport