Guide to London transport disruption over Christmas and New Year - Tube, DLR and trains

By Rob Virtue on December 3, 2013 10:05 AM |

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If you're not lucky enough to have Christmas and New Year off then you'll at least want to avoid closures taking place in the capital.

Check our guide to transport disruption in and around east London this festive season.

The Jubilee is the Underground line most affected over the Christmas period. It will be closed from Finchley Road to Waterloo from Boxing Day until December 30.

Elsewhere on the Tube network, the Northern line has no service on Boxing Day between Morden and Kennington.

No Tube lines will be running on Christmas Day and will begin later than usual on Boxing Day.

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

DLR is running a full service over the Christmas and New Year period, except on Christmas Day when no trains are running.

The London Overground line will not see any trains run from Highbury & Islington to West Croydon and Clapham Junction on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

The Thames Clippers ferry service will not be operating on Christmas Day or Boxing Day. The Emirates Air Line cable car will be closed on Christmas Day.

Train services:

  • Southeastern will be running a normal service on Christmas Eve but with an early close. There are no trains on Christmas Day, and services only between St Pancreas and Ashford on Boxing Day. A Saturday service will take place on Friday, December 27, before normal service run until New Year's Day when a Sunday service will operate.


  • - C2C will run a Saturday service on Christmas Eve, no service on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and a Saturday service on Friday, December 27. A Saturday service will operate on Monday, December 30, and New Year's Eve, while a Sunday service will run on New Year's Day.


  • - Both Greater Anglia and South West Trains are running the same operations. There are no trains on Christmas Day or Boxing Day. There's a Saturday service on December 27, December 30 and New Year's Eve. while New Year's Day will see a Sunday service.

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