All the travel information you need for New Years Eve

Over Christmas and New Year, most of the TfL network is open. However, there are changes and planned works that may affect your journey. 

Travel on TfL public transport will be free from 23:45 on New Year's Eve until 04:30 on New Year's Day. 

You must have a ticket for the Mayor of London's New Year's Eve fireworks event in central London.  

There are changes and planned works on the following services. All other services are running normally. 


There is an extra charge of £4 if you are travelling from 20:00 New Years Eve until 06:00 on Wednesday 2 January.  


  • The Congestion Charge and T-Charge do not apply today

  • From 14:00 there will be road closures  around Victoria Embankment, Westminster Bridge, Whitehall and St. James's Park. 

  • There will be further closures from 17:00 on Waterloo Bridge and the South Bank

  • Most roads should reopen by 06:00 or as soon as it is safe to do so, except those affected by the New Year's Day Parade

Tube TfL are running a special all-night service on most lines:

  • No Piccadilly line service between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge

  • First trains will be at weekday times

  • On most lines, trains will run every 2-8 minutes in central London and every 5-15 minutes in outer areas and on branches until 04:30 on New Year's Day

  • The Waterloo & City line will run every 3-10 minutes until about 02:30

  • Services are not as frequent on some sections of the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines.

The following Tube stations will be closed or exit-only: 

  • Blackfriars station - between 23:30 until 04:30, open for Tube services only (National Rail trains will not stop)

  • Chalk Farm - closed from 21:00

  • Charing Cross - closed from 19:00

  • Covent Garden - exit only from 19:00

  • Embankment - closed from 23:30 until 00:15

  • Leicester Square - exit only from 20:00, closed from 23:30

  • Piccadilly Circus - closed from 23:30

  • Southwark - exit only from 23:45

  • Westminster - interchange only from 21:30. 

London Overground

A weekday service is running:

  • between Highbury & Islington and Crystal Palace / West Croydon

  • between Dalston Junction and New Cross / Clapham Junction

  • A Saturday service is runing:between Richmond / Clapham Junction and Stratford

  • between Watford Junction and Euston

  • No service between South Tottenham and Barking

  • No service between Romford and Upminster

  • No service between Edmonton Green and Cheshunt

  • Reduced service between Liverpool Street and Chingford (trains about every 20 minutes, not stopping at Bethnal Green, Hackney Downs and Clapton)

  • Reduced service between Liverpool Street and Edmonton Green / Enfield Town (trains about every 20 minutes, then every 30 minutes until 02:30, not stopping at Bethnal Green, Cambridge Heath, London Fields and Hackney Downs)

  • Special all-night service between Highbury & Islington and New Cross Gate (trains run about every 15 minutes)

  • Special service between Willesden Junction and Stratford (trains run about 15 minutes until 02:30)

TfL Rail

Liverpool Street-Shenfield

  • No service between Liverpool Street and Romford

  • Trains run about every 15 minutes between Romford and Shenfield all day and overnight

  • Replacement buses run between Stratford and Romford about every 10-15 minutes, except between 00:00 (midnight) and 05:30 when buses run about every 30 minutes

  • Paddington-Heathrow Terminal 4

  • Trains will not stop at Heathrow Terminal 4 all day

  • Trains run between Paddington and Hayes & Harlington, not stopping at Acton Main Line, about every 30 minutes until 00:30, then about every 30 minutes until 04:30 when a normal weekday service runs.


TfL will be running a special all-night service, trains run every 15 minutes on all routes from 00:30 until 08:00. 

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