Transport for London has published its annual Festive Travel Guide with details of he best ways to get around the capital between Christmas and New Year.
The full guide can be downloaded at tfl.gov.uk/festivetravel and copies are also available at all Tube stations.
A Saturday service will run on Underground, bus and Tramlink services on Christmas Eve however after 7pm the Tube will offer “a reduced service for the rest of the evening” and all bus services will cease “just after midnight.”
On the DLR a normal Monday to Friday service will operate until 19:00 when a reduced service will operate with last trains at Sunday times. Riverboat services will be running a reduced timetable.
On Christmas Day there will be no service on the Tube, London Buses, DLR, London Overground, Tramlink or on the river.
A Sunday service will operate from 08:30 on the Tube, buses and Tramlink with a reduced service running on the DLR from 08:30 with trains every 15-30 minutes.
There will be no service on London Overground or on Riverboat services except for the Westminster – London Eye – Tower – Greenwich service which will run normally.
London Underground hopes to run a Sunday service on Boxing Day however there is strike action threatened by members of the ASLEF union. LU is advising passengers to check before they travel by visiting www.tfl.gov.uk.
New Year’s Eve
As in past years there will be free travel on Tube, London Buses, Tramlink and DLR services between 23:45 on New Year’s Eve and 04:30 on New Year’s Day. On the London Overground, services will be free from 23:45 until last train times.
Although Cycle Hire users will be able to hire bikes over the festive period, TfL are warning that some some docking stations will be closed on New Year’s Eve “for safety reasons.”