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Friday, 18 September 2009

First Buses strike action - Mon 21st Sep

Passengers are set to face a third day of disruption on Monday 21 September following strikes on Friday 11 and Monday 14 September.

Councillor David White, Chair of Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority's Bus Network and GMPTE Services Committee, said: "Whilst the Authority is not party to this dispute, we are calling on both sides to make every effort possible to deliver a solution that will end the industrial action quickly.

"The last two strikes have already caused significant disruption to the public transport network in the north and west of the conurbation. We want to ensure that passengers do not see any further disruption to their bus services."

GMPTE is advising passengers to explore alternative travel options for Monday and to expect demand on services provided by other operators, as well as on trains and trams, to be significantly greater. Extra time should also be allowed for journeys.

Details of which First services will not run, together with - where appropriate - services that will be provided by alternative operators, are available from http://www.gmpte.com/

Information is also available from www.firstgroup.com or by calling First's Customer Careline helpdesk on 0845 788 1155 and selecting option two.

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