Travel advice over Christmas and New Year in London

Tube train pulling into a station Tube trains will run all night on New Year's Eve

The London transport network will be running a reduced service over the nine-day Christmas and New Year period so here is a guide to what is running and when.

Transport for London (TfL) has produced a detailed leaflet outlining how its Tube, bus, tram and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) services will be running between 24 December and 2 January 2012. All times are GMT.

Congestion Charge

You do not have to pay the Congestion Charge from Saturday 24 December until Monday 2 January 2012 inclusive.

Roads

Red routes, yellow box junctions, bus lanes, banned turns and loading bays are enforced at all times, including the entire Christmas and New Year period.

For live updates on how traffic is moving on the roads over the holiday period click here.

Christmas Eve

Tube

Tube services will run a normal Saturday service on Christmas Eve until 1900 and then adopt a Sunday service. Some stations, however, will be closed.

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Buses

A normal Saturday service will operate with the following exceptions:

There will be no night buses. On 24-hour routes, buses will operate until just after midnight.

DLR

Buses will replace trains between Bank/Tower Gateway and Poplar/West India Quay.

Other routes will operate a modified Saturday service with last trains at Sunday times.

London Overground

A Saturday service will operate with last trains departing at about 2130 (2030 on the Stratford-Richmond/Clapham Junction route).

London Tramlink

A Saturday service will operate, but from 2000, the frequency on line three will be reduced to every 20 minutes and the frequency on lines one and two will be reduced to every 25 minutes.

River

No services but there are some exceptions. Check here

Christmas Day

No services will be running on London Transport.

26 December (Boxing Day)

Tube

The ASLEF union has called a Tube strike which will lead to disruption across the network with reduced services and some stations will be closed. Check here for details.

Buses

From about 0830 a Sunday service will operate on all routes.

Additionally, on routes 81, 90, 105, 111, 140, 203, 222, 285, 350, 423, 482, 490, A10, H25, H26, U3 and X26 a Sunday service will operate from about 0530 in order to serve Heathrow Airport.

There will be no service on route 84.

DLR
Passengers on a London bus Buses will run throughout Christmas and New Year apart from 25 December

Buses will replace trains between Bank/Tower Gateway and Poplar/West India Quay.

On other routes, trains will run every 15 minutes between about 0830 and 2330.

London Overground

No service.

London Tramlink

A Sunday service will operate with the frequency increased between Wimbledon and East Croydon to every 7-8 minutes between 1000 and 1700.

River

No services except: Westminster - London Eye - Tower - Greenwich: normal service (Operator: City Cruises).

National Rail

No train service except Gatwick Express and Stansted Express. Buses will replace Heathrow Express. For full National Rail information click here.

27 December (Bank Holiday)

Tube

A Saturday service will operate on all lines except where there are station closures or engineering works. For detailed information click here.

Buses

A Sunday service will operate on day routes except on the following routes which will operate a Saturday service: 327, 346, 347, 352, 354, 359, 375, 377, 383, 385, 389, 398, 399, 404, 424, 434, 467, 470, 481, 485, 549, B12, H3, K4, K5, R2, R5, R7, R8, R10, S3, S4, U10, W10.

A Tuesday night service will operate on all 24-hour and night bus routes.

DLR

Buses will replace trains between Bank/Tower Gateway and Poplar/West India Quay.

Other routes will operate a modified Saturday service.

London Overground

A Saturday service will operate.

London Tramlink

A Sunday service will operate but with additional trams from 1000 until 1700 to provide a 7-8 minute frequency between Wimbledon and East Croydon.

River

Normal services except: Embankment/London Eye - Woolwich: every 30 minutes between about 0920 and 2400.

Hilton Docklands - Canary Wharf Ferry: no service.

St. George Wharf (Vauxhall) - Bankside: every 60 minutes between about 0920 and 2020. (Operator: KPMG Thames Clippers)

Putney - Blackfriars: no service.

Woolwich Free Ferry: one boat service. (Operator: Serco Ltd.)

National Rail

For information about changes to services, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/Christmas

28 December

Tube

A Saturday service on lines that are running. For station and line closures click here.

Buses

A Saturday service will operate with the following exceptions: Route X68 will operate a normal Monday to Friday service.

On routes 507 and 521, a reduced Monday to Friday service will operate.

There will be no service on route 603.

Routes 941 and 953 will operate a normal Wednesday service.

A Wednesday night service will operate on all 24 hour and night bus routes.

Thames river boat There will be disruptions to river boat services over the holiday period
DLR

Buses will replace trains between Tower Gateway and Poplar/West India Quay. The bus service will not serve Bank.

Other routes will operate a modified Monday to Friday service.

London Overground

A Saturday service will operate.

London Tramlink

A Saturday service will operate.

River

Normal services except: Embankment/London Eye - Woolwich: every 30 minutes between about 0620 and 2400.

St George Wharf (Vauxhall) - Bankside: every 60 minutes between about 0700 and 2015. (Operator: KPMG Thames Clippers).

Woolwich Free Ferry: one boat service. (Operator: Serco Ltd).

Putney - Blackfriars: no service.

National Rail

For information about changes to services, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/Christmas

29 December

Tube

A Saturday service will operate on all lines with exceptions. For station and line closures click here.

Buses

A Saturday service will operate with the following exceptions: Route X68 will operate a normal Monday to

Friday service.

On routes 507 and 521, a reduced Monday to Friday service will operate.

There will be no service on route 603.

A Thursday night service will operate on 24-hour and night bus routes.

DLR

Buses will replace trains between Tower Gateway and Poplar/West India Quay. The bus service will not serve Bank.

Other routes will operate a modified Monday to Friday service.

London Overground

A Saturday service will operate.

London Tramlink

A Saturday service will operate.

River
Docklands Light Railway Buses will replace trains between Bank/Tower Gateway and Poplar/West India Quay for most of holiday

Normal services except: Embankment/London Eye - Woolwich: every 30 minutes between about 0620 and 2400.

St. George Wharf (Vauxhall) - Bankside: every 60 minutes between about 0700 and 2015 (Operator: KPMG Thames Clippers).

Woolwich Free Ferry: one boat service (Operator: Serco Ltd).

Putney - Blackfriars: no service.

National Rail

For information about changes to services, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/Christmas

30 December

Tube

A Saturday service will operate but click here for station and line closures due to engineering works.

Buses

A Saturday service will operate with the following exceptions: Route X68 will operate a normal Monday to Friday service. On routes 507 and 521, a reduced Monday to Friday service will operate. There will be no service on route 603. Routes 931, 965 and 969 will operate a normal Friday service. A Friday night service will operate on 24 hour and night bus routes.

DLR

Buses will replace trains between Tower Gateway and Poplar/West India Quay. The bus service will not serve Bank.

Other routes will operate a modified Monday to Friday service.

London Overground

A Saturday service will operate.

London Tramlink

A Saturday service will operate.

River

Normal services except: Embankment/London Eye - Woolwich: every 30 minutes between about 0620 and 2400.

St. George Wharf (Vauxhall) - Bankside: every 60 minutes between about 0700 and 2015 (Operator: KPMG Thames Clippers).

Woolwich Free Ferry: one boat service (Operator: Serco Ltd).

Putney - Blackfriars: no service.

National Rail

For information about changes to services, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/Christmas

New Year's Eve

Tube, DLR, tram and selected National Rail services in Greater London will run all night on New Year's Eve.

Night and 24 hour bus routes will run as normal, but there will be a reduction in bus services leaving central London from around 1700 to around 0300, because of road closures. There will be free travel on all journeys between 2345 and 0430 on the Tube, DLR, buses and trams.

Free travel will apply on London Overground trains running after 2345 until last train times.

Tube

For Tube station closures due to engineering works click here.

Buses

A Saturday service for buses will operate but for specific route changes and disruptions on New Year's Eve click here.

DLR

Buses will replace trains between Bank/Tower Gateway and Poplar/West India Quay.

A modified Saturday service will operate on other routes, reducing to every 15 minutes overnight after 0100.

London Overground

A Saturday service will operate finishing at normal last train times, except on the Highbury & Islington - West Croydon route where trains will run every 15 minutes until 0139 from West Croydon and 0220 from Highbury & Islington. Last trains to/from New Cross and Crystal Palace will be at normal Saturday times.

London Tramlink

A Saturday service will operate.

River
Big Ben on New Year's Eve Free travel on New Year's Eve means Londoners can enjoy the fireworks

Normal services except: Embankment/London Eye - Woolwich: every 30 minutes from about 0920. London Eye not served after 1500. Last boat from Embankment at 1920.

St. George Wharf (Vauxhall) - Bankside: every 60 minutes between about 0920 and 2020 (Operator: KPMG Thames Clippers).

Woolwich Free Ferry: one boat service (Operator: Serco Ltd).

National Rail

Services on most routes will operate to modified timetables. Some routes will have additional late night departures and a limited number of routes will operate until about 0500. Normal fares will apply on most routes so customers must have a valid ticket to travel.

Check your last train times before you travel and visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/Christmas

New Year's Day

Tube

A reduced service will operate between 0500 and 1100, every 15-20 minutes in the central area and every 30 minutes on the branches.

For the rest of the day a reduced service will operate with last trains at Sunday times. For station and line closures click here.

Buses

A normal Sunday service will operate on day routes and a normal Sunday night service will operate on all 24-hour and night bus routes.

DLR

Buses will replace trains between Bank/Tower Gateway and Poplar/West India Quay.

On other routes, trains will operate every 15 minutes until 1200 and then every 10 minutes until about 2330.

London Overground

A normal Sunday service will operate. At Clapham Junction, trains will run from platform 17 with a slight change to train times.

London Tramlink

A normal Sunday service will operate following on from the overnight service.

River
New Year's Day Parade The New Year's Day Parade starts outside the Ritz Hotel at 1145

No services except:

Embankment/London Eye - Woolwich: every 30 minutes between about 0920 and 2400.

Hilton Docklands - Canary Wharf Ferry: will run between 0900 and 2200.

St. George Wharf (Vauxhall) - Bankside: every 60 minutes between about 0920 and 2020 (Operator: KPMG Thames Clippers)

Westminster - London Eye - Tower - Greenwich: normal service (Operator: City Cruises).

National Rail

For information about changes to services, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/Christmas

2 January (Bank Holiday)

Tube

A Saturday service will operate on all lines except the following:

Circle and District lines: Blackfriars and Cannon Street will be closed.

Waterloo & City line: no service.

Buses

A Sunday service will operate on day routes with the following exception:

Route 965 will operate a normal Monday service.

A Monday night service will operate on all 24-hour and night bus routes.

DLR

Buses will replace trains between Bank/Tower Gateway and Poplar/West India Quay.

Other routes will operate a modified Saturday service.

London Overground

A Saturday service will operate.

At Clapham Junction, trains will run from platform 17 with a slight change to train times.

London Tramlink

A Sunday service will operate.

River

Normal services except: Embankment/London Eye - Woolwich: every 30 minutes between about 0920 and 2400.

Hilton Docklands - Canary Wharf Ferry: will run between 0900 and 2200.

St. George Wharf (Vauxhall) - Bankside: every 60 minutes between about 0920 and 2020 (Operator: KPMG Thames Clippers)

Putney - Blackfriars: no service

National Rail

For information about changes to services, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/Christmas

Cycle hire

To find out which Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations will be in use over Christmas and New Year, view TfL's docking station status page.

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