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12.2.2024

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Nova 1 -pysäkki Hoitajantiellä. Image Juulia Puurunen
On Monday morning, 12 February, the Transport and Transport Workers' Federation (AKT) announced a two-day strike for bus and coach drivers. The drivers will be on strike on Wednesday 14 February and Thursday 15 February from 00.00 to 24.00 on both days.

Linkki services during the strike

Services on buslines 5 and 5K and the Linkki VIP service will run as normal on Wednesday and Thursday 14-15 February, but be prepared for delays in timetables. 

Other Linkki local services will be updated on Linkki's website and route guide, if available by the strike date. 

Buslines 3, 3K, 4K, 7, 8, 10, 12, 12K, 12T, 13, 14, 14M, 15, 15K, 16, 16M, 18, 18K, 20, 21, 21M, 22, 22M, 23, 25, 26, 27, 27K, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 38K, 38R, 39 and 41 will not be operating during the strike.  

Länsilinjat Oy, which operates lines 1, 1M, 2, 2M, 4, 19, 19L and 42, is on strike but has announced that it will operate the following Link local services on strike days:

Busline 1 Haapaniemi-Vaajakoski-Keskusta-Kortemäki

07:10 (runs only Wed 14.2.), 08:15, 10:15, 11:15 (runs only Wed 14.2.), 11:35, 12:15, 12:35, 13:15, 13:35, 14:15, 14:35, 15:15, 16:35, 18:35        

Busline 1 Kortemäki-Keskusta-Haapaniemi   

06:15 (runs only Wed 14.2.), 07:15, 08:15 (runs only Wed 14.2.), 09:15, 10:15 (runs only Wed 14.2.), 10:35, 11:35, 12:35, 13:15, 13:35, 14:15, 15:35, 16:15, 17:35

Busline 19 Sairaala Nova Hospital-Keskusta-Samulinniemi

07:53, 08:53, 10:53, 11:53, 12:53, 13:53        

Busline 19 Samulinniemi-Keskusta- Sairaala Nova Hospital                 

08:20, 09:20, 11:20, 12:20, 13:20, 14:20

Busline 2 Kaunisharju-Vaajakoski-Keskusta-Kortemäki

05:30 (runs only Wed 14.2.)                             

Busline 2M Kaunisharju-Vaajakoski-Keskusta-Vanha keskussairaala 

11:25, 14:25, 14:25, 15:25, 16:25                   

Busline 2M Vanha keskussairaala-Keskusta-Vaajakoski-Kaunisharju 

10:55, 15:55

Busline 4 Viherlandia-Kuokkala-Keskusta-Vanha keskussairaala              

10:40, 11:40, 12:40, 15:40                                

Busline 4 Vanha keskussairaala-Keskusta-Kuokkala-Viherlandia

10:10, 11:10, 12:10, 15:10                                                             

Busline 42 Lievestuore-Tarvaala-Vaajakoski-Keskusta-Vanha keskussairaala

06:25                           

Busline 42 Keskusta-Leppävesi-Tarvaala-Lievestuore

07:20                                             

Busline 42 Vanha keskussairaala-Keskusta-Vaajakoski-Tarvaala-Lievestuore                                               

16:20

Regional traffic during the strike

Of the regional transport operators, Uuraisten Liikenne Oy, Koivuranta, Oy, Matka Mäkelä Oy and Peuran Liikenne Ky and Matka Mäkelä Oy are not covered by the strike and will operate normally. Of the regional transport operators, Soisalon Liikenne Oy and Pohjolan Matka Oy are covered by the strike. 

Koiviston Auto Jyväskylä Oy

Jyväskylä-Jämsä, Jyväskylä-Uurainen-Saarijärvi, Jyväskylä-Äänekoski, Äänekoski-Saarijärvi and Karstula-Äänekoski school transport and charter services will be operated normally during the strike.

Pohjolan Matka/ Pohjolan Turistiauto Oy 

Uurainen-Jyväskylä services will be operated normally during the strike.

Soisalon Liikenne Oy 

Please check the operator's channels for possible services during the strike, e.g. https://www.soisalonliikenne.fi

Timetables and route planner

On a day of a strike, the route planner will only show the Linkki local services that are operating. Information on any services that may be running at a later date will be added to the route guide and Linkki's website  as soon as possible. 

Please be aware that the timetables for the services operated on the day of the strike may not be as planned. It is therefore advisable to follow the arrival of the service on the route map in real time. 

Refunds for season ticket holders

Season ticket holders will be credited with one-off day tickets for travel days not used due to the strike, starting from Monday 19.2.2024. 

To obtain a refund ticket, you must visit the Linkki service point by Friday 1.3.2024 at the latest. 

During the visit, the validity of the customer's season ticket will be checked on the strike days 2.2., 14.2. and 15.2. If the season ticket was valid on the strike days, the ticket will be issued at the same visit. 

Refunds are not paid for value and single tickets.