New Year's Eve - Saturday 31 December

Some TfL services, including most of the Tube, will run all night.

TfL is not able to offer free travel on New Year's Eve.

Plan your journey, check your travel and allow more time for your journey.

Events and attractions

Closures in central London

  • To support the New Year's Eve fireworks display, there will be road closures in central London from early afternoon, with buses on diversion
  • From 14:00, some bridges in central London will be closed to traffic
  • If you need to cross the river in central London while bridges are closed, use Tube services, which will run all night

Bridge closure times

Bridge Closed to traffic from
Vauxhall Bridge 23:30
Lambeth Bridge 20:00
Westminster Bridge 14:00
Waterloo Bridge
  • Closed to pedestrians:16:00
  • Closed to road traffic:19:00
Blackfriars Bridge 20:00

Other bridges in central London may close at short notice for public safety reasons.

Central London transport map - New Year's Eve


  • Abellio bus services are affected by a strike
  • Some buses in central London will be on diversion from early afternoon


  • Saturday service on all day routes


  • Saturday service on all night and 24-hour routes
  • More frequent buses on some routes
  • A small number of additional day routes will run overnight


  • Special service
  • Services will run all night except on Waterloo & City line (no service) and District line to Kensington Olympia
  • From 23:30 on New Year's Eve until 02:00 on New Year's Day some stations near to the London New Year's Eve fireworks event or in other busy areas may become exit or interchange only at short notice
  • Westminster and Chalk Farm Station will close at 21:30 for crowd control measures and will reopen when safe to do so

District line

  • No service to Kensington Olympia

Waterloo & City line

  • No service 

London Overground

Liverpool Street-Enfield Town/Cheshunt/Chingford

  • No service


  • No service

Richmond/Clapham Junction-Stratford

  • No service Willesden Junction-Clapham Junction
  • Reduced service Richmond-Stratford

Special overnight services

Highbury & Islington-West Croydon/Clapham Junction/Crystal Palace

  •  Highbury & Islington-Crystal Palace: 3 trains per hour
  • West Croydon-Highbury & Islington: 3 trains per hour

Euston-Watford Junction

Two additional late services running:

  • 00:30: Euston to Queen's Park
  • 01:45: Euston to Watford Junction

Elizabeth line



  • Reduced service

Paddington-Abbey Wood

  • Services every 5 minutes


  • No service
  • Rail replacement buses running between Stratford and Shenfield


  • Special night services between Abbey Wood and Reading
  • Trains do not run Acton Main Line, West Ealing, Hanwell, Burnham and Taplow
  • Trains do not run to/from Heathrow

IFS Cloud Cable Car

  • Service running 09:00-20:00



  • Saturday service


  • Special all-night service



  • Sunday service


  • Service running overnight



  • Service running 07:00-01:00 (early morning New Year's Day)
  • Dial-a-Ride services are for registered members only

Woolwich Ferry

  • 1 boat service

Taxi and Private Hire

From 20:00 on New Year's Eve until 06:00 on Monday 2 January

  • Black cabs will charge an extra £4 per journey
  • There may be an extra charge for private hire vehicles (including minicabs) - check when you book

Other services

  • National rail services will be subject to some changes. Plan ahead and check before you travel on the National Rail website
  • Any TfL services not listed on this page are operating a Saturday service today

Driving and paying to drive

  • Waterloo Bridge will be closed to traffic from 19:00 and Westminster Bridge from 14:00
  • Other bridges in central London may close by early afternoon
  • The Congestion Charge does not operate today - you don't need to pay
  • You may have to pay the ULEZ or LEZ if your vehicle doesn't meet emissions standards

Travelling safely

We hope you enjoy New Year's Eve.

  • Take care while travelling on the network, especially if you have been drinking alcohol
  • Plan how you are getting home in advance
  • Find out more about safer travel