London’s congestion charge will be suspended between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, allowing drivers to enter central London at no cost.
The annual suspension will make it easier for Londoners to travel through the city while visiting friends or family and to take advantage of the festive sales.
Charging will resume from Friday 2nd January 2015.
Public transport users looking to get around the city during the festive period are being urged to plan ahead and check Transport for London’s website for details of planned services alterations.
Alterations include earlier last trains on the London Overground on some days, Overground and Tube closures on Christmas and Boxing days and bus diversions to accommodate street works.
Additional information and updates will be available via TfL’s social media channels.
Transport Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy, said: “London’s transport and road networks are carrying record numbers of passengers and users and we use the quieter festive period to carry out essential modernisation so that we can keep London working and growing.
“I encourage all customers to use our festive travel website to help them plan their journeys in advance.”
While all other services will be closed on Christmas Day, TfL is reminding Londoners that the cycle hire scheme will operate as usual.
The scheme’s general manager, Nick Aldworth, said: “While the Tube, rail and buses take a well earned rest on Christmas Day, our bikes will still be fully available across the Christmas period.
“So, if you have forgotten the stuffing or just fancy working off that last mince pie, why not use a Barclays Cycle Hire bike to make your way around the City.”