London travel updates for the 2013-14 holidays

Transport for London (TfL) has issued its notices for closures and other changes which cover the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

The only closure for this weekend (21-22 Dec) is the Sunday closure of the Waterloo and City line; why there’s a Bakerloo line closure listed for Christmas Day when the entire system is shut is perplexing.

Tube services will begin shutting down early on Christmas Eve around at 8 pm. Check the link for last trains and particular station closures on this date.

The most important item for Christmas Eve, I think, is that Gatwick Express will not operate. Oy! The recommendation is to add an extra 90 minutes for alternate service to Gatwick.

Christmas Day shows that nuttin’ is runnin’, honey. No Tube, no bus, no DLR, no Tramlink, no other rail services. The only thing besides foot or taxi are a few river cruises in the afternoon and hourly coach service for Heathrow , Gatwick, etc.

Boxing Day also has suspended services and reduced schedules on much of public transit. Best advice? Figure out where you want to go and then work out how to get there. The list is too long and complex to spell out here.

The link at the top of this post is complete. The Planned Works calendar is a handy color-coded guide for the Tube.

Normal weekend closure schedule will be back in force by the weekend after Christmas, when there will be issues on the District, Northern and Jubilee lines and some additional stops on the Piccadilly line to alleviate some of the pain.

Edgware Rd station is scheduled to reopen on 21st December. Yahoo.

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