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There will be changes to the operating hours of our services over the New Year weekend, with full details below. Most public transport will still be operating as usual. Like many businesses around the country, we are experiencing the effects of the pandemic with a number of staff ill due to Covid or self isolating.
There will still be a wide range of travel options. While we continue to do all we can to keep operating a normal service, we advise everyone to check our website and the TfL Go app before they travel, as services may be affected at short notice by staff absences.
Our main updates are outlined below but for details of the services running each day, visit our festive travel pages. Timetables may change across the TfL network between New Year's Eve and Monday 3 January, so check before you travel.
You must wear face coverings for the duration of your journey or risk being fined, unless you are exempt.
Additionally, face coverings should be worn by everyone in taxi and private hire vehicles for the duration of their journey.
TfL’s 500 uniformed enforcement officers and TfL's police partners will be out across the transport network ensuring that customers comply with the Government regulation. Anybody who does not comply may be refused entry, directed to leave the network or face a fine.
Travel at quieter times
Our TfL Go app will help you plan your journey and show you the quieter times to travel. It also shows how busy Tube stations are throughout the day.
The quieter times for the Tube and rail are:
Between 08:45 and 16:30 and after 18:45 on weekdays
Before noon and after 18:45 on weekends
The quieter times for buses are:
Between 08:30 and 15:00 and after 17:30 on weekdays
Before 11:30 and after 17:30 on weekends
Our network is safe
Wherever you're going, our network is safe to use.
TfL's enhanced cleaning regime continues to make the network cleaner than ever, with more than 1,100 hand sanitisers installed across the network and at least 200 UV light devices continually sanitising escalator handrails.
No Southern rail or Gatwick Express services from Victoria
Until Monday 3 January, there will be no Southern rail or Gatwick Express services to/from Victoria during Network Rail re-signalling works.
Please use rail services from London Bridge for all Southern destinations, including Gatwick Airport and Brighton.
Southern tickets will be accepted on the Tube between Victoria and Blackfriars/London Bridge/Balham. For local journeys, a replacement bus service will be running. Southeastern services will be operating from Victoria as usual.
No service between Wandsworth Road and Clapham Junction until 18:15
Services will run to Battersea Park, but there will be no onward Southern services. Use local bus routes 77 or 87 between Wandsworth Road and Clapham Junction, or routes 156 or 344 between Battersea Park and Clapham Junction.
New Year's Eve overnight services
New Year's Eve overnight services will run between:
Stratford and Richmond/Clapham Junction
Highbury & Islington and Crystal Palace/West Croydon
Liverpool Street and Enfield Town/Cheshunt/Chingford
Saturday 1 January
Trains will not stop at Shadwell until 05:00
Customers for Shadwell station should use local bus routes.
No service between Surrey Quays and New Cross
Use London Overground services to New Cross Gate, then walk or use local bus routes 53, 177 or 453.
No Night Overground services
There will be no Night Overground services on New Year's Day.
Saturday 1 until Monday 3 January
No service between Hackney Wick and Stratford
Rail replacement buses will run.
Saturday 1 and Monday 3 January
No service between Euston and Watford Junction
Rail replacement buses will run. Alternatively, use National Rail services between Watford Junction/Harrow & Wealdstone and Euston.
Sunday 2 January
No service between Euston and Willesden Junction
Use alternative Tube services and local bus routes. Rail replacement buses will run between Willesden Junction and Queen's Park.
Thursday 30 December
No service between Bank/Tower Gateway and Poplar/West India Quay
For Bank/Monument, use the Circle/District line via Tower Hill and Tower Gateway. For Poplar and West India Quay, use Canary Wharf. Rail replacement buses will run between Tower Gateway and Canary Wharf.
Ongoing works on the Woolwich Ferry
No service on the Woolwich Ferry, expected to resume in the New Year
On foot, use the Woolwich Foot Tunnel or the DLR service between King George V and Woolwich Arsenal. For drivers, use alternative river crossings at Dartford, Blackwall and Rotherhithe.
Buses and roads
The central London Congestion Charge will not operate from Saturday 25 December until Monday 3 January 2022 (inclusive).
Bus journeys will be affected by timetable changes, planned road works and closures during the Christmas period.
Planned road works
Until late January 2022, Westminster Bridge will be restricted to one lane in each direction for all traffic. This is while we carry out essential works to improve the security of the bridge for those walking and cycling.
While the works take place, delays across Westminster Bridge are likely and roads in the surrounding area are expected to be busy.
Until summer 2022, there will be a series of overnight lane closures and weekend directional closures on the A40 Westway while we carry out essential maintenance work. The next eastbound closure will take place from 22:00 on Saturday 8 until 10:00 on Sunday 9 January 2022. Plan ahead and check before you travel. For more details, visit our A40 Westway travel advice page.
It’s been a challenging but wonderful year at Royal Museums Greenwich. From opening our doors again and introducing you to our awe-inspiring exhibitions and collections, to welcoming RRS Sir David Attenborough and hosting Ice Worlds, a 3-day festival of fun, learning and creativity. Below is just snapshot of our most exciting stories we have told this year.
We want to thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you in 2022.
We want to make sure you never miss a thing. If our stories have left you inspired and wanting more, make sure your preferences are updated. Whether that's art, history or family activities, we've got you covered.