Further travel updates have been issued by TfL as planned strike action is currently due to affect London bus services again this week.

Drivers with trade union Unite have been engaged in strike action against parent company RATP Group over new contracts and pay cuts, which workers say are being forced through amid the coronavirus pandemic.

RATP Dev London oversees subsidiaries London United, Quality Line and London Sovereign.

In a fresh statement on Monday (March 8), TfL warned of disruption to routes in the northwest of the capital as London Sovereign workers plan strike action again this Wednesday (March 10).

This will affect the following routes in northwest London: 79, 142, 183, 251, 258, 288, 303, 326, 395, 398, 642, N5, H9, H10, H11, H12, H14, H17, H18 and H19.

News Shopper: Drivers picketing at Tolworth Station in southwest London Image: Kingston and Surbiton Labour

TfL has urged RATP Dev London and Unite to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

A spokesman said: "TfL will ensure as many bus services run as possible but customers in north west London and parts of Hertfordshire are advised to check before they travel, leave extra time for their journey, and where possible, consider alternative transport.

"London Underground services will operate as normal.

"TfL is doing all it can to minimise the disruption, including contacting all registered customers of the affected routes and engaging with the small number of schools affected by the industrial action. Countdown signs and posters at bus stops and in stations will also warn of potential disruption."

. Live travel information is available at https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/

. The TfL Go app, available on iPhone and Android devices, provides real time train times in a mobile-friendly way and information to enable travel at quieter times outside peak hours to help customers maintain social distancing. The iPhone version of the app also provides live 'nearby bus' information also offers alternative routes and walking and cycling options.

. Cycle route maps can be found here: https://tfl.gov.uk/maps/cycle?intcmp=40402

. Walking times between Rail and Tube stations can be found here: tfl.gov.uk/walking.

. Bus and Tram passes are valid on all London buses and Pay as you Go will enable customers to use alternatives journeys. Customers can also take advantage of the Hopper fare, which allows unlimited journeys within the hour for the price of a single fare.