The main changes to TFL’s services during the Festive period are as follows:
Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24 December ‑ A reduced weekday service will operate across the Tube network until 20:00. Last trains will be earlier than usual. Buses will run until just after midnight.
Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December ‑ There will be no service on the entire network.
Boxing Day, Thursday 26 December ‑ A reduced service will operate on most of the network; there will be no service on London Overground.
New Year’s Eve, Tuesday 31 December ‑ Free travel will be provided on most of our services from 23:45 until 04:30. From around 17:00 central London roads will close to prepare for celebrations so buses will gradually be withdrawn.
New Year’s Day, Wednesday 1 January ‑ A reduced service will operate on most of the network.
From Wednesday 25 December to Wednesday 1 January 2014, there will be no Gatwick Express rail service. Other operators will serve Gatwick Airport station but your journey will take longer and you may have to take a replacement bus. To plan your rail journey, please visit nationalrail.co.uk
The Congestion Charge will be suspended from Wednesday 25 December until Wednesday 1 January 2014, including the four weekdays between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The daily charge for driving in the zone will apply again from Thursday 2 January 2014.
On Tuesday 31 December, roads will begin to close in central London from 17:00 to prepare for New Year celebrations.
On Wednesday 1 January 2014, London’s annual New Year’s Day Parade will take place from 12:00 to 15:15, starting at Piccadilly and finishing at Parliament Square. Roads in and around the event will be closed to traffic from 04:00.
As this is a quieter time of year on the network, we are taking the opportunity to carry out improvements. These include track replacement and installation of new signalling. Even on Christmas Day, when the entire network is closed, over 1,000 of our team will be working.
The opening hours of Marylebone station will be changed temporarily. On Tuesday 24 December it will close at about 22:30 and Thursday 26 December it will close at about 20:30. Last Tube trains serving the station on Wednesday 1 January 2014 will be at about 02:50; the station will then close from 03:00 until 07:00.
From Friday 27 to Monday 30 December, Chancery Lane station will be closed.
On Thursday 26 December, Cannon Street, Kensington (Olympia) and Upminster Bridge stations will be closed.
Until about 18:30 on Thursday 26 December, there is no service between Earl’s Court and Edgware Road/Ealing Broadway/Kensington (Olympia)/Richmond. From about 18:30 on Thursday 26 to Monday 30 December, trains will not run between Edgware Road and Wimbledon, as well as between South Kensington and Ealing Broadway/Kensington (Olympia)/Richmond/Wimbledon.
On Wednesday 1 January, there is no service between Earl’s Court and Kensington (Olympia).
Hammersmith & City line
On Tuesday 31 December, trains will not run from 10:00 until 15:45.
From Thursday 26 to Monday 30 December, there is no service between Waterloo and Finchley Road.
On Saturday 28 December, trains will not run between Camden Town and Edgware.
On Thursday 26 December, North Ealing Tube station will be closed.
In addition, trains will not run between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge until 10:30 and after 20:30.
On Tuesday 31 December, there is no service between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge.
On Sunday 29 December, Earl’s Court Tube station will be very busy between 17:30 and 19:30 due to a football match at Stamford Bridge, please avoid using this station during this time.
Waterloo & City line
On Thursday 26 December, there is no service.
On Sunday 22 December, trains will not run between South Tottenham and Barking until 12:00.
On Monday 23, Tuesday 24 and Friday 27 December, there is no service between Highbury & Islington and New Cross/Clapham Junction/Crystal Palace/West Croydon.
On Thursday 26 December, trains will not run on the London Overground network.
From Friday 27 to Sunday 29 December, there is no service between South Tottenham and Barking.
For full details online of:
- Travel throughout the festive period, visit tfl.gov.uk/festive
- Twitter rail and traffic updates, visit tfl.gov.uk/socialmedia
- Live travel news, visit tfl.gov.uk/travelnews