Free Tube and bus travel for New Year party animals

PARTY-GOERS welcoming in the New Year in London will be able to travel to and from celebrations for free.

Travel on the Tube, buses, DLR and trams will be free from 11.45pm on New Year’s Eve until 4.30am on New Year’s Day.

London Overground services will also be free from 11:45pm until the last train.

Tube, DLR, tram and selected National Rail services in will run all night on New Year’s Eve. Night and 24 hour bus routes will run as normal but there will be a reduction in bus services leaving central London from around 5pm on New Year’s Eve to around 3am because of road closures.

TfL is advising passengers to check its Festive Travel Guide which published travel information for between Christmas and the New Year.

The guide contains details of Tube, bus, DLR, tram, London Overground and Riverboat services as well as the Congestion Charge throughout the entire festive period until Bank Holiday Monday, January 3.

The guide is available at all Tube stations, online and at most information points at bus, DLR, tram and London Overground stations.

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