How to get around London over Christmas and what TfL services are running

How to get around London over Christmas and what TfL services are running

According to TfL, between Friday, December 23 and Monday, January 2, most services will be running; nonetheless, some closures, service adjustments and deliberate works are anticipated. As a end result, this may have an effect on journeys around London and commuters are suggested to verify before travelling.

The RMT union has put in place an time beyond regulation ban from December 18 till January 2 as a part of its persevering with industrial motion affecting the railways, which may have an effect on the Tube network as some employees are RMT members. The time beyond regulation ban will imply workers will not work on relaxation days over the Christmas interval, which is probably going to scale back services on non-strike days as nicely.

Monday, December 26 to Monday, January 2

The Elizabeth line will not be running usually throughout this era. Services between Paddington and Abbey Wood (December 26 and 27), Liverpool Street/Whitechapel to Shenfield (December 26), Paddington to Heathrow and Reading (December 26 and 27) will be affected and there will be a diminished service between West Drayton and Maidenhead between 10.30am and 9.30pm (December 27), and Liverpool Street/Whitechapel to Shenfield (December 27 and January 2).

London Overground will even have adjustments to services. Affected routes embody Euston to Watford Junction, Richmond to Willesden Junction, Surrey Quays to New Cross, Sydenham to West Croydon, Shepherd’s Bush to Willesden Junction (December 26), Willesden Junction to Stratford (December 26 and 27), Gospel Oak to Woodgrange Park (December 26 and 30), Liverpool Street to Enfield Town, Cheshunt and Chingford, Romford to Upminster (December 26 and January 2), Camden Road to Willesden Junction, by way of West Hampstead (December 28 and 30) and Clapham Junction to Willesden Junction (December 30 and January 2).

TfL services on Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve, public transport will begin to wind down from early night with no evening buses out there. London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, Elizabeth Line, London Overground and London Trams Services are anticipated to end sooner than regular.

TfL advises checking its journey planner nearer the time for last train/tram occasions.

TfL services on Christmas Day

There is not any public transport on Christmas Day however taxi and private rent services are out there for these needing to journey.

Those wanting to get around town on Sunday, December 25 can even use the Santander Cycles, Dial-a-Ride, coaches or digital scooter rental trials in some London boroughs.

Santander Cycles

Santander Cycles is London’s public bicycle rent scheme and an effective way to journey around town notably on Christmas Day when there is no such thing as a public transport.

There are 800 docking stations throughout London with about 12,000 bikes out there to rent working 24/7.

For a 30-minute journey utilizing Santander Cycles the cost is £1.65 and for longer journeys, it’s £1.65 for each extra half-hour.

For extra information visit Santander Cycles.


London Dial-a-Ride is run by TfL and is a door-to-door community transport service for folks with a everlasting or long-term incapacity or health drawback, which implies they are unable or just about unable to use public transport.

The free service is for passengers with mobility issues who can use the service for leisure, purchasing or visiting friends and family.

The service shouldn’t be for these needing to attend hospital appointments or work engagements.

To develop into a member for Dial-a-Ride visit its site.

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