Jun 22 2012 By Ian Proctor
SOME bus routes should be running as normal in Harrow and Brent after local operators won an injunction to stop drivers striking today.
The legal challenge by Metroline, Arriva The Shires and London General stopped their workers joining the 24-hour London-wide walkout that began at 3am.
Transport for London said therefore the 140, 182, H12 and N16 routes based out of Harrow Weald Bus Garage in High Road, Harrow Weald, should be running a full service.
The 6, 52, 98, 260, 302, 460 and the N52 and N98 - all based out of Willesden Bus Garage in High Road, Willesden - should be working as well.
Peter Hendy, transport commissioner, said: "It is now clear that the leadership of Unite were intent on a strike all along.
"They have pursued this unnecessary course of action despite an extra £8.3m being brokered by the Mayor of London that would allow every bus driver in London in a garage where one or more routes were affected by the 2012 Games to gain, over the 29 days of the competitions, about £500.
"Despite additional offers to supplement this from the bus companies the Unite leadership have refused to defer the strike to give time for further negotiations or for any of the offers to be put to their members.
"We are now working together with our partners to ensure that Londoners and visitors have alternative travel options and the necessary advice to enable them to get around."
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