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Bus strike to cause travel chaos

Buses on most of Melbourne's busiest routes are expected not to run tomorrow, August 16, leaving entire suburbs without any public transport in what is likely to be the largest bus strike in Victoria's history, The Age claims.

About 120 routes will be bus-free for 24 hours, as more than 1,000 drivers at Transdev and CDC Victoria walk off the job amid a pay dispute.

Transdev’s 46 services, which include many of Melbourne’s busiest Smart Bus routes, make up 30% of the metropolitan bus network.

The government appears to have no plan to run any replacement services, leaving tens of thousands of people without any public transport.

Staff will be on site at key bus stops to help passengers and PTV was looking into whether extra services could be added to the tram and train network.

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