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How to travel around London on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

By Hayley Spencer
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If you've got a new Year's party to attend, or several, you'll need to know how you're getting there and back – and if it's the latter you'll need to plan your party-hopping trips meticulously so you don't miss the big countdown. Because no one wants to be a night bus when the clock strikes midnight. So here's what's running when on NYE and January 1.

Remember, travel is FREE from 11.45pm on NYE to 4.30am the next day. Someone pass us a party popper!

New Year's Eve

Don't forget the fireworks at The London Eye will cause a whole lotta congestion and extra changes to transport schedules in the afternoon so allow yourself extra time.

Tube

It's night tube service across the board, though there are some station closures.

Buses

A Saturday service is running, with diversions in central London from early afternoon. Some day routes run into the night.

London Overground

Saturday service, no service between Romford and Upminster, and the Gospel Oak to Barking closure continues. Some services run throughout the night

National Rail

Service changes.

Driving

No Congestion Charge but some roads will be closed.

DLR

Services will run all night long.

TfL Rail

Replacement buses will run between Chadwell Heath and Shenfield. Trains every 15 minutes on the rest of the line throughout the night.

Trams

Trams are also running all night.

Taxis

There's an extra charge of £4 after 8pm.

Cycling

Some docking stations in central London are suspended – so no drunken rides, folks.

Rivers

No service on RB6, early finishes on RB1 and RB1X.

New Year's Day 2017

If you're headed to the New Year's Day Parade then allow extra time to travel and ditto if you plan on getting anywhere central as it'll cause extra transport changes.

Tube

Reduced Sunday service after midday.

Buses

Diversions in central London from early afternoon.

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London Overground

There's no service between Romford and Upminster, plus the Gospel Oak to Barking closure continues.

Driving

No Congestion Charge but some roads will be closed.

DLR

Overnight service until 10pm, then there's a Sunday service.

TfL Rail

Replacement buses between Chadwell Heath and Shenfield. Elsewhere trains will run every 15 minutes.

Trams

No Line 4 service.

Taxis

There's an extra charge of £4 a journey.

Cycling

Some docking stations in central London will be suspended.

Rivers

No service on the Woolwich Ferry or RB6.

Here's even more info on transport changes this festive season.

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