We were sad to see our beloved ancient Lidingö tram close down for renovations last week, but the city promised a replacement bus line that would run more frequently with hopes of being even more efficient than the tram.
However...what we didn't count on, was a bus strike to occur at the same time as the tram closing for renovations. That means there actually is NO replacement bus, because there are no buses running throughout the city. Last Friday was a holiday and many people were off at their summer homes, so clearly no resolutions have been made over the weekend.
Jon woke up to check the www.sl.se website and found this nice message, which he copied/pasted to his manager.
Continued strike on bus services on Monday
No changes have occurred during midsummer.Municipal union strike by bus drivers continues. The buses will then also on Monday to be completely set on many routes in Stockholm, Solna, Sundbyberg, Sollentuna and Södertälje and replacement services on Lidingöbanan and Saltsjöbanan (Neglinge-Saltsjöbaden).
We do not know how long the strike will last. Follow developments in the media and here on sl.se.
Travel Guarantee does not apply to strike.
Many bus services suspended due to strike action.
It'll be a work-from-home situation until the bus strike is resolved. We simply cannot walk to the nearest T-bana station (it would take 2 hours) and consequently, cannot leave Lidingö for social meet ups, lunches, dinners and of course, work. Not sure how this will affect Calvin's daycare as many of his teachers used the tram to get to work, but we could all be house-bound for a while.
We certainly aren't the only ones affected by this strike. Hundreds of thousands of folks in Stockholm rely on public transportation as their only means of transportation. Figure it out folks and get those buses moving again!