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Public Transport over Christmas and New Year 2009/10

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Public Transport over Christmas and New Year 2009/10

TFL have now issued the transport arrangements for this Christmas and New year. Full details at the link below. If I get time later I'll summarise it all, unless some kind person does it before me.

tfl.gov.uk/assets/…Christmas_travel_2009.pdf

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Thanks.

"Saturday service" sounds a bit worrying considering that on most Saturdays swaths of the underground service are not running.

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Blasted TfL. I was looking for this just nine hours ago and it wasn't at the website. On a happier note, thank you v much, mick! I'll go for the summary.

24 December: Underground will be a Sunday service until 1900, after which time trains will run less frequently. Last trains will be on the Sunday timetable. There are a few exceptions so please check the link above. Buses will run a Saturday service on the very great majority of routes. There will be no Night bus services at all; buses which operte a 24h service will stop running just past midnight. The DLR will operate more or less on a weekday service with last trains at Sunday times. There will be no trains between Bank / Tower Gateway and West India Quay / Poplar, rather a replacement bus service.

From Victoria Coach Station the last coaches will depart at about 2100 although some overnight services to Scotland will operate. Please check with the service providers.

25 December: Underground, most buses, DLR, London Overground, Tramlink - nothing. Not a sausage. However, some Heathrow Hoppa routes will operate, some Oxford Tube services will operate until 1900 and Purple Parking services will operate. Black cabs will operate subject to availability.

26 December: Underground services will be a reduced Sunday service with the first trains through central London at about 0830. Last trains at Sunday times. A number of stations will be closed and the Jubilee line will not be operating. Buses will run on a Sunday service from about 0830. The hop on hop off buses will be running to their schedules. 24h buses and Night buses willl run on a Saturday schedule. The DLR will run from about 0830 - 2330. There will not be DLR service to the Bank. No London Overground services at all.

27 December: Sunday services on the Underground, buses and DLR. Some Underground stations will be closed and again there will be no Jubilee line service at all. Note that the replacement buses for Jubilee line services call at the stops indicated in the link mick has given, but don't stop elsewhere along the way.

28 December: Saturday services on the Underground and DLR with Sunday services on the buses. Some Tube stations will remain closed as will the Jubilee line.

29 and 30 December: Satruday services for most transport, with the Jubilee line back in business. There are limits on some buses, DLR and London Overground routes.

31 December: Tube, DLR, tram and some National Rail services will run for 24h on this day. Night and 24h buses will run to schedule but there will be a reduction in some buses from central London between 1900 - 0300 because of road closures. There will be free travel on all journeys between 2345 and 0430 on the Underground, DLR, buses and trams. Some Underground stations may be closed for part of that day or evening or may be entrance or exit only at certain times - please check the link mick has given. Bus services will be subject to delay and diversion because of road closures within central London.

Overnight coaches to Scotland may run to schedule on this night, but many coaches will have their last journey from Victoria Coach Station at about 2000.

There is a map at pages 28 - 29 in the leaflet showing suggested viewing areas for the fireworks; these areas will be closed once they are full.

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For most visitors, the only possible problems will be down to the Jubilee line closure although a couple of stations that serve some hotels are also shut on Boxing Day. These include Edgware Road (Bakerloo line only) for the Hilton Metropole, Great Portland Street (Melia White House) and Kensington Olympia (Hilton Olympia). In all cases there are bus or other tube alternatives close by.

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We were planning to go the Hampton Court in New Years Day. It is open, but I am unclear from the brochure if the train from Waterloo to Hampton Court is running. I am assuming getting from Russell Square to Waterloo by tube may be slower, but will be possible.

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The number 188 bus from Russell Square towards North Greenwich will take you to Waterloo if you don't want to travel by Underground. Trains from Waterloo to Hampton Court will depart at 27 and 57 minutes past the hour on 01 January; return trains depart Hampton Court at 05 and 35 minutes past the hour.

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thanks TravellerPlus. I tried the journey planner and it just said come back in mid December.

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7. Re: Public Transport over Christmas and New Year 2009/10

We will be staying at the Travelodge Covent Garden. Would we be greatly affected by these closures (for the 24th and days after Christmas)?

Many thanks to you all for your amazing help so far! It's really greatly appreciated!

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8. Re: Public Transport over Christmas and New Year 2009/10

Travelodge Covent Garden is very central. Should the weather permit, walk to Embankment, then on to Westminster and from there to St.James's Park for a relaxed stroll. Going back you can walk through Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square. We did it in reverse order last year and London was practically car and people free up to noon when it starts to pick up though still much more quiet than usual. I hope the weather cooperates again this year and we'll do it again.

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9. Re: Public Transport over Christmas and New Year 2009/10

arisanosila,

Your nearest tube station is Holborn. Covent Garden and Tottenham Court road are close by as well so you shouldn't have any problems in getting around.

Edited: 04 December 2009, 16:55
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10. Re: Public Transport over Christmas and New Year 2009/10

Thank you TP for doing that summary.