After holding a 24-hour strike on Tuesday this week, Melbourne bus drivers with transport outfit CDC Victoria will again strike today — Friday, July 13 — during the particularly busy hours of 2pm and 6pm, as part of their negotiations with the Transport Workers Union, leaving many routes delayed or just not running at all.
The main areas to bear the brunt of the strike are the city's west, inner east and southeast. Services running in Ballarat and Geelong will also be impacted. While industrial action is only scheduled to run for four hours, CDC is advising it could impact services up to an hour before and after the scheduled strike.
Commuters are advised to organise alternative transport — or defer their travel — but should expect crowing on alternative transport, such as trains and trams.
Public Transport Victoria has assured that metropolitan and regional trains, trams and bus services not operated by CDC will be running as normal, with the company saying it is working to maximise the number of alternative services available for passengers.