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Strike Expected to Interrupt Bus System

The planned strike operations of unions VR and Efling will affect the Strætó bus system in the capital area. Strætó released a statement today on the matter.

The interruptions and delays will take place in the week of March 23-29, as bus drivers will stop their buses for five minutes daily. Public transport users should expect a significant interruption to the bus system if negotiations do not conclude with a contract before that time. The strike will also affect driving services for disabled individuals as well as bus routes outside the capital area.

Capital area interruptions

The planned strike operations will affect the following routes in the capital area: 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 24, 28, 35, and 36. The drivers on these routes drive on behalf of Kynnisferðir and are therefore part of Efling union.

Some interruptions will be experienced in the following routes: 11, 13, 22, 23, 31, 33, 34, 43, and 44. A part of the drivers, on these routes, drive on behalf of Hagvagnar and some of them are Efling members. Strætó has announced that these routes will experience some delays, but only on single trips rather than all of the routes at once.

The strikes will not affect the following routes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 18.

Driving for disabled individuals

Around a quarter of the 90 drivers who drive disabled individuals, on behalf of Strætó, so Strætó expects significant interruptions to those services.

The following routes outside the capital area will be affected: 

South Iceland: 51, 52, 72, 73, 75

West – and North Iceland: 57

Reykjanes peninsula: 55

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