**The information on this page relates to Christmas 2017. Please check back nearer the time for details of Christmas 2018**

Today's changes include:

  • Tube: No Northern line Charing Cross branch trains between Charing Cross and Stockwell from approximately 00:00 to 02:00 (Friday into Saturday night)
  • TfL Rail: No service on the entire line. Replacement buses will call at stations (except Liverpool Street and Maryland), as well as Newbury Park for the Central line.
  • London Overground No service on the following routes:
    • Highbury & Islington to Dalston Junction
    • Camden Road to Stratford
    • Romford to Upminster
    • Gospel Oak to Barking
    • Surrey Quays to Clapham Junction/Crystal Palace/West Croydon until 09:45
  • Driving: The Congestion Charge and T-Charge won't apply. Planned road works, including on the A1 Holloway Road
  • National Rail: Service changes and planned works
  • All other transport modes run normally


No service on the Northern line between Charing Cross and Stockwell from approximately 00:00 to 02:00 (Friday into Saturday night).

For up-to-date information on how transport services are running, see our status updates page or follow @TfLTravelAlerts on Twitter.

TfL Rail

No services today (until Monday 1 January 2018).

Replacement buses will run approximately:

  • Every 15 minutes between Chadwell Heath and Shenfield, calling at: Romford, Gidea Park, Harold Wood, Brentwood as well as Newbury Park (for the Central line)
  • Every 10 minutes between Stratford and Romford, calling at: Forest Gate, Manor Park, Ilford, Seven Kings, Goodmayes and Chadwell Heath

For Maryland, please walk or use local buses to/from Stratford.

Check the TfL Rail Christmas travel closures and for the latest information, visit or follow @TfLRail on Twitter.

London Overground

  • An amended Saturday service on most open routes
  • No service between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction (until Saturday 30 December 2017)
  • No service between Camden Road and Stratford (until Saturday 30 December 2017)
    • Rail replacement bus service will call at Camden Road, Finsbury Park (Tube), Dalston Junction (for Dalston Kingsland), Hackney Central, Homerton, Hackney Wick and Stratford
  • No service between Romford and Upminster (until Monday 1 January 2018)
    • Use bus 370 instead
  • No service between Gospel Oak and Barking (until Sunday 14 January 2018)
  • No service between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction, Crystal Palace and West Croydon until 09:45
    • Rail replacement bus service will run between Canada Water and Clapham Junction, and between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace/West Croydon until 09:45

There'll also be changes to the London Overground timetables on other lines throughout the Christmas period. Find your station, check real time, next or last train times and follow on @LDNOverground.

Map of closures

View today's closures on the Tube and rail network on the following map:

Please read on for detailed travel advice by transport mode.

National Rail

Check National Rail's Christmas page for information about all service changes and planned works over the period.


A normal weekend service is operating today. Trains are running every 3-10 minutes.

For the latest information on how the DLR is running, follow @LondonDLR on Twitter.


  • The Congestion Charge and T-Charge won't apply today
  • See the travel advice for road users page for expected traffic from roadworks over the Christmas period
  • Roadworks include:
    • Highbury Corner Bridge: A1 Holloway Road closed in both directions between Highbury Corner roundabout and Digswell Street. Local access arrangements necessary and routes on diversion
    • Chelsea Embankment works: Chelsea Embankment will be closed to westbound traffic from Chelsea Bridge Road to Beaufort Street

For live traffic information, see our traffic status updates page or follow @TfLTrafficNews on Twitter.

Santander Cycles

Santander Cycles will be available throughout the Christmas period. Please also factor in planned works and closures on the roads which may affect your journey.

Check availability of Santander Cycles using the online docking station map, or visit our cycling section for full information on cycling in London.

Follow @SantanderCycles on Twitter for the latest updates.

Santander Cycles app

The Santander Cycles App for Android and iOS smartphones is free to download for both members and casual users. In addition to viewing the nearest docking station and bike availability, the App sends a bike release code straight to a user's phone, which means hiring a Santander cycle without having to use the docking station terminal.

Check availability of Santander Cycles using the online docking station map, or visit our cycling section for full information on cycling in London.

Download Santander Cycles from the App Store or Google Play


Often walking is the quickest option during busy periods and events in London. Find out more about walking times:


Christmas services are limited on certain days and subject to different booking dates. Call 0343 222 7777, or check our page for more information.

  • Normal running service today
  • Regular club bookings cancelled
  • Bookings are open from Thursday 7 to Tuesday 19 December 2017

Emirates Air Line

Open between 08:00-23:00 today.

Find out more in our Emirates Air Line section or follow @EmiratesAirLine on Twitter.