For the third year in a row the Congestion Charge will be suspended between Christmas and New Year Mayor of London Ken Livingstone announced today.
The Charge will not be in operation on 23 and 24 December, as these dates fall on a weekend. The scheme will then be suspended from Monday 25 December until Tuesday 2 January.
Confirming the seasonal arrangements Mr Livingstone said “it makes sense to suspend the congestion charge between Christmas and the New Year when traffic is already a lot lighter than normal weekdays.”
“The overwhelming majority of people travelling into central London over Christmas will use public transport, so look out for Transport for London’s seasonal travel guide to help you plan your journey.”
Normal charging arrangements will resume on Wednesday 3 January. Transport for London have confirmed that the enforcement of bus lanes, red route parking and yellow box junction regulations will operate as usual over the Christmas and New Year period.