London bus strike triggers 1,511 miles of congestion in rush hour

Today’s strike action by London bus drivers has prompted delays of up to 80 minutes in the capital, according to sat nav experts TomTom.

The company recorded 2,510 congestion hotspots – making for a whopping 1,511 miles of tailbacks at 8.45am this morning.

That’s over 1,000 miles more than the average 440 miles of jams on a Thursday morning, and even worse than the previous strike.

Commuters on the A124 between Barking and Dagenham were the worst hit by congestion, facing four miles of traffic at a standstill.

Elsewhere in the country, TomTom’s Traffic data revealed jams of 10 miles on the M6 southbound between J18 and J16 following an accident in roadworks.