Merry travelling!


The nightmare before Christmas. Photo:

For all your London transport needs over the festive period ELL gives you the low down on the hold-ups across the boroughs:

Christmas Eve

TUBE – Saturday service until 7pm, after which trains run less frequently. Last trains will run at Sunday times.

BUSES – Saturday service, but no night buses. Limited service on 931 & 972, but no service on X68.

DLR – Special service, starting at Mon to Fri times, finishing at Sunday times. No service between Bank/Tower Gateway and West India Quay/Poplar.

OVERGROUND – Monday to Friday service with reduced services from early evening.

TRAMLINK – Saturday service in operation.

RIVERBOAT – Westminster to Greenwich running normal service.

Christmas Day

TUBE – No service. All stations closed. Forget about it!

BUSES – No day or nighttime buses. However, a few services will operate with special fares. Check with TFL for more information.

DLR – No service. All stations closed.

OVERGROUND – No service. All stations closed.

TRAMLINK – No service.

RIVERBOAT – No service. But if you’d like to take your beloved(s) on a Christmas lunch cruise, City Cruises are offering such a facility.

BLACK CABS – Available, but will include a £4 surcharge.

Boxing Day

TUBE – Reduced Sunday services on all lines. First trains will run from central London at 8:30am. But that’s too early for all of us, isn’t it?

BUSES – Sunday service will operate from 8:30am onwards. Route X26 will serve any of you from Croydon trying to get to Heathrow at 5:30 in
the morning.

DLR – Reduced service on all routes from 8:30am to 11:30pm. Trains will run every 15 minutes, with enhanced services between Tower Gateway
and Lewisham. Bank DLR platforms will be closed.

OVERGROUND – No train services. Bus ELW will be on hand to help anyone trying to get between Shoreditch and Wapping, from about 8:30am

TRAMLINK – Sunday service in operation from 8:30am.

RIVERBOAT – No service except Westminster to Greenwich, which will operate a normal service.

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