Widespread severe bus disruption as Plumstead High Street blocked at petrol station

Panic buying of petrol has blocked Plumstead High Street resulting a major artery for London buses being blocked.

A large number of buses are now parked up with services unable to serve a large area of south east London.

Courtesy Zoe Wren

Bus routes 96, 99, 177, 180, 422 and 469 are among those in effect blocked.

Plumstead High Street is often slow going on a bus due to parking. Add in queues and it’s a no go.

Thanks to Zoe Wren for the photos.

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4 thoughts on “Widespread severe bus disruption as Plumstead High Street blocked at petrol station

  • Stop panic buying then there will be enough to go around.

    I agree we do need to train more lorry drivers as a matter of urgency. across the UK due to the huge shortage of lorry drivers.

    The Government could fund the cost of courses for people who are unemployed or people willing to re-train as lorry drivers from other professions. We need lorry drivers from 7.5 tonne up to HGV. As the cost of courses are expensive which many people who are unemployed or in low paid jobs can not afford to pay for.courses themselves.

  • I agree more could be done by the Government to provide financial support to help epeople to train or re-train to cover the skill shortgages in the UK including the shortage in lorry drivers and in the hospitality and health care sectors

    Also the guranteed interview scheme for people with disabilities should be re-introdued as part of the recruitment process. This seems to have been largely ignored by Employers and Recruitment Agencies over recent years,

  • Why should the government pay for the training of HGV drivers? This is the job of businesses who for far too long relied on cheap EU labour, the source of which began to dry up with Brexit, and made worse by the pandemic.

  • 100% agree, these corperations have been exploiting workers for decades they should pay not the public


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