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Christmas travel in London – what you need to know

Find out details about Christmas travel around London – Tube, DLR, river and road

The majority of TfL’s rail services will run will except for on the key dates. For details of the services running each day, please visit tfl.gov.uk/christmas-travel

Saturday 23 December – Planned closures on TfL Rail, some London Overground routes and part of the Northern line.

Christmas Eve, Sunday 24 December – Last trains on Tube and rail services will be earlier than usual and buses will run until about midnight. Planned closures on TfL Rail, London Overground and some Tube lines.

Christmas Day, Monday 25 December – No service on the TfL network. Santander Cycles will be available as normal.

Boxing Day, Tuesday 26 December – Tube services will start later than usual with planned closures on some lines. There will be no London Overground or TfL Rail service. Buses will run a Sunday service. Santander Cycles will be available as normal.

Wednesday 27 – Friday 29 December – Saturday services will run on most of the network. Planned closures on TfL Rail, London Overground and some Tube lines.

Saturday 30 December – Planned closures on TfL Rail, London Overground and some Tube lines.

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How to travel to London’s fireworks on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve, Sunday 31 December – Free travel will be provided on all TfL services from 11.45pm until 4.30am or last service.

Some Tube stations will have different arrangements than usual during the evening for the fireworks event.

From around 2pm some bridges and roads in central London will start to close to prepare for the ticketed fireworks event.

All bridge and road closures will be in place from 8pm and most will re-open at 6am on Monday 1 January, or when safe to do so. Once road closures are in place, bus hubs will be in operation. Some central London road closures will remain until 6pm for the New Year’s Day Parade.

Monday 1 January – Road closures will be in place in central London to facilitate the New Year’s Day Parade. Saturday or Sunday services will run on most of the network. Planned closures on TfL Rail, some London Overground routes and part of the Northern line.

Christmas travel on the DLR

DLR timetable for Christmas travel

Christmas travel on the DLR

Christmas travel on the roads

The Congestion Charge will be suspended from Saturday 23 December until Monday 1 January inclusive. The daily charge will apply again from Tuesday 2 January.

For the latest status update on road travel, click here

Christmas travel on the river

Thames Clippers will be operating to a festive timetable from 23rd December 2017 to 1st January 2018. The last RB1 westbound service on Christmas Eve leaves Woolwich at 8.52pm and the last RB1 eastbound leaves Embankment at 8.46pm. There will be no services running on 25th or 26th December and a weekend service on January 1.

Thames Clippers will not be running an extensive New Year’s Eve service. Full a full festive timetable click here. For the most up to date information on Clippers services check the Twitter feed @thamesclippers

Giles BroadbentChristmas travel in London – what you need to know

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