Regional buses running slowly, few stranded passengers

Higher wages for bus drivers after strike

The difficulty caused by the bus drivers’ strike seems to less than expected in the Eindhoven region.

Although there are few buses, there are not many stranded passengers at the bus station in Eindhoven. The most important bus lines remained in operation on Wednesday.

So, 25 to 40% of the buses are running. These mainly go to Eindhoven Airport and the Achtse Barrier. Line 4 in the direction of Heesakkers, line 19 to Bladel, and line 320 in the direction of Someren are also running, according to a modified timetable.


It seems that many commuters have taken precautionary measures. It is quiet at the station in Eindhoven and the travellers who are there know that there is a strike. An elderly lady reacted surprisedly: ‘Oh no. I have to go to the Municipal Office for an appointment and a stamp. I did not know anything about the strike. I guess I will be looking for alternative transport. ”

72-hour strike

A large number of bus drivers in the region will stop work from Wednesday for at least 72 hours. Some 40 people are protesting at the Hermes depot.

It is already the fifth strike in regional transport this year. The trade unions see that employers still do not want to make concessions to adjust the collective labour agreement. The trade unions want 3.5 percent more salary and a lower workload.


Translator: Chaitali Sengupta

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