Alternative routes and travel advice to keep you moving in the holiday period
Christmas Day – Tuesday, 25 December
On Christmas day, there will be no service on the London Underground, London Overground, Tramlink, London Buses or the Emirates Cable Car.
Boxing Day – Wednesday, 26 December
The ASLEF Union is striking on Boxing Day, which is likely to disrupt travel on the London Underground. Arsenal have called off the derby match against West Ham because of the strike.
Bus: A Sunday bus service will run all around the capital and all 24-hour buses will start running by 6am on Boxing Day.
Overground: There will be no services running but stations will be open so passengers can change between lines.
DLR: Services will operate between 8:30am and 11:30pm but due to engineering works, replacement buses will run between Canning Town and Beckton, and Tower Gateway and Bank, until 30 December.
Tram: A Sunday service will operate between 8:30am and 5pm, with additional services between East Croydon and Wimbledon.
Tube: There will be a reduced service from 8:30am, with last trains at normal Sunday times.
There will be tube closures on the following lines:
Bakerloo line: Marylebone and South Kenton will be closed.
Piccadilly line: North Ealing will be closed.
No service between North Acton and Ealing Broadway.
No service between Hainault and Woodford.
Fairlop, Roding Valley, Chigwell and Grange Hill stations will be closed.
District line: There will be no service between Earl’s Court and Kensington (Olympia). Upminster Bridge, Kensington (Olympia) and Cannon Street will be closed
Circle line: Cannon Street and Farringdon will be closed.
Hammersmith & City line: Farringdon will be closed.
Metropolitan line: No service between Baker Street and Aldgate before 10:45am and after 7pm. No Chiltern Railways service. Farringdon will be closed.
Northern line: There will be no service between Charing Cross and East Finchley/Edgware, and between Kennington (via Bank) and East Finchley/Edgware. Mill Hill will be closed.
Waterloo & City line: The line will be closed.
New Year’s Eve – Monday, 31 December
Hurrah! Between 11:45pm on New Year’s eve and 4:30am on New Year’s Day, travel will be free on all London Overground trains, London Buses, London Underground, Tram and Docklands Light Railway Services.
However, there will be tube closures on the following lines:
District Line – No trains between Earl’s Court and Kensington Olympia.
Piccadilly Line – No services between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge.
Tube stations with restricted access:
Blackfriars will be exit only after 9pm.
Cannon Street: closes at 9pm on 31 December.
Charing Cross: Interchange and exit only from 11:45pm until approximately 3am.
Covent Garden: Exit only from 7pm until approximately 3am.
Embankment: Closed from 11:30am until approximately 12:15am.
Heathrow Terminal 4: Closed from 12:09am to 5:02am.
Lambeth North: Closed from 11:30pm until 3am.
Leicester Square: Interchange and exit only from 8pm until 12:15am.
Russell Square: Exit only from 10:30am until 3am.
Westminster: Interchange and exit only from 9:30pm, closed from 10pm, re-opening 2am.
Wood Green: Closed from 10:30pm until 7am.
London Overground: A Saturday service will run on routes. The line between Highbury & Islington and West Croydon will finish between 1:30am and 02:30am on New Year’s Day. All other services will end at their normal time.
DLR: Services will run from 5:30am and then run through into New Year Day.
London Buses: New Year Eve is expected to be very busy, so there will some bus hubs at Holborn Station,Hyde Park Corner, Imperial War Museum, Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, St Georges Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Vauxhall and Victoria.
New Year’s Day – Tuesday, 1 January, 2013
London Underground: A reduced service will operate between 5am and 11am, every 10 – 20 minutes in the central areas and every 20 – 30 minutes on the branches. For the rest of the day, a reduced service will run with last trains at regular Saturday times.
District Line will have no service between Earl’s Court and Kensington Olympia.
London Overground: Trains will start later in the day but otherwise a Saturday service will run.
Tramlink: A Sunday service will run from 04:30.
London Buses: A Sunday service will run on all routes throughout the day with a Tuesday timetable operating at night.
DLR: Trains will run throughout the day and end at 00:30 on Wednesday morning. But buses will replace trains between Canning Town and Beckton, and Tower Gateway and Bank.
Emirates Cable Car: A Saturday service will run.
Travel safe London!