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London Bus Services over Christmas and New Year 2017-18

The table below shows the general pattern of service for TfL bus services and Tramlink; there may be some further exceptions not listed below. Please note that this information does not apply to routes operated on LSP conditions.

Night services are shown before the corresponding day service, in line with the normal conventions on this site. Some day routes may have alterations to early and late journeys to co-ordinate with night routes.

Last update: 30 December 2017 (109/476 confirmed running New Year's Eve; further NYE timetables added, including 507)

DateNight service (morning)Daytime service
Sunday 24 DecemberNormal Saturday night/Sunday morning service. A Sunday service will operate, with the following exceptions:
Routes 5 6 8 19 29 38 52 64 73 76 83 94 105 134 140 205 207 222 242 266 271 279 297 341 operate non-standard timetables, generally with revised times during the evening. Where no timetable is linked, the differences from Sunday are trivial.

Last journeys on 24 hour bus routes (excluding those which are 24 hour only at weekends) will generally be just after midnight on 25 December. Exact times, where known, are on individual route timetables.

Monday 25 DecemberNo service on any TfL route.

First route N7 will run a special half hourly service.

No service on any TfL route.

First route 7 will run a special half hourly service.

Tuesday 26 DecemberNo service on any TfL route.

First route N7 will run a special half hourly service.

A normal Sunday service will operate on most routes. Route 96 will run a Saturday service.
First buses on 24 hour routes will generally run by 06:00. For further details see individual route HTML timetables.
Routes 8 9 38 55 57 73 80 83 95 96 118 148 207 219 222 223 224 231 295 417 482 483 486 607 P12 U3 U4 operate non-standard timetables. Where no timetable is linked, the differences from Sunday are trivial.

First route 7 will run a special half hourly service.
Metroline route 84 will run a special hourly service (except early morning and evening).

Wednesday 27 DecemberSunday night/Monday morning service.
Some 24 hour routes may run a Friday night/Saturday morning service.
A Saturday service will operate, with the following exceptions:

Route 93 has an additional morning peak journey in each direction.
Route 521 operates a reduced Monday to Friday service.
Route 965 operates a normal Wednesday service.
Route X68 operates an amended Monday to Friday service.
Routes 38 55 154 243 507 run an amended Saturday timetable.

Thursday 28 DecemberNormal Wednesday night/Thursday morning service.

Some 24 hour routes may run a Friday night/Saturday morning service.
Route 88 operates a special timetable.
N55 runs a Sunday night/Monday morning service.

A Saturday service will operate, with the following exceptions:

Route 93 has an additional morning peak journey in each direction.
Route 521 operates a reduced Monday to Friday service.
Route X68 operates an amended Monday to Friday service.
Routes 38 55 154 243 507 run an amended Saturday timetable.

Friday 29 DecemberNormal Wednesday night/Thursday morning service.

Some 24 hour routes may run a Friday night/Saturday morning service.
Route 88 operates a special timetable.
N55 runs a Sunday night/Monday morning service.

A Saturday service will operate, with the following exceptions:

Route 93 has an additional morning peak journey in each direction.
Route 521 operates a reduced Monday to Friday service.
Routes 965 and 969 operate a normal Friday service.
Route X68 operates an amended Monday to Friday service.
Routes 38 243 507 run an amended Saturday timetable.

Saturday 30 DecemberNormal Saturday night/Sunday morning service.

Route 14 operates a special timetable.
Route N199 operates its Saturday night/Sunday morning service with revisions to first and last trips.

Normal Saturday service.
Sunday 31 DecemberNormal Saturday night/Sunday morning service. A Sunday service will operate.

From about 14:00 buses are diverted or curtailed in central London owing to road closures. Route 507 will not operate after 20:00.

Monday 1 January Due to New Year's Eve falling on a Sunday this year, some routes run a Sunday/Monday morning night service. However, others run a Saturday night/Sunday morning service as per usual, to provide extra running time and/or frequency. A few routes are further enhanced. All routes that normally run overnight at weekends only will run.

There will be an additional service on routes 51, 56, 97, 109, 115, 118, 133, 161, 164, 174, 185, 248 (every 24-30 mins), 269, 358, 422, 432, 476 to connect with suburban train services.

Until about 06:00 buses in central London will be diverted or curtailed owing to road closures. Many affected routes have special timetables in place, but these are not available.

See below for full details (where known) of services operating on this night.
Tramlink will operate every 30 minutes between Wimbledon and New Addington and between Wimbledon and Beckenham Junction.

First route N7 will run a special half hourly service.

Sunday or Public Holiday service. Some routes in central London will be diverted until 18:00 for the New Year's Day parade.
Route 965 will not operate.

First route 7 will run a special half hourly service.
Metroline route 84 will run a special hourly service (except early morning and evening).

Tuesday 2 JanuaryBack to normal.Back to normal.

Night services on New Year's Eve night/New Year's Day morning (31 Dec/1 Jan)

The following table summarises services on New Year's Eve night. Click the route number for a timetable, where available. Please note that the majority of extra services and frequency enhancements that have run in previous years will not run this year, due to the Mayor's budget cuts. However, there are a few new ones this year!

The table lists, as far as is known, all bus services operating on New Year's Eve night/New Year's Day morning with as much information about the frequency and timetable as can be deduced from various sources.

Many central London routes have been re-scheduled to take account of revised termini due to road closures; the schedules for these will not be available until after the event so I am generally unable to provide timetables.

RouteNormal Friday night/Saturday morning headwayNew Year's Eve/New Year's Day headway
N120? (Assumed Sun night/Mon times every 30 mins)
N220? (Assumed Sun night/Mon times every 30 mins)
N315/30? (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
N53030
615?
N73030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
N810/20? (Assumed Sun night/Mon times every 20 mins)
N92020 (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
103030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
N113030 (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
1215? (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
133030 (Sat night/Sun times with minor differences)
1412? (Assumed Sun night/Mon times every 15 mins)
N151010 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
N1620?
N1810/3010/30 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
N1920?
N203030
N2120? (Assumed Sun night/Mon times every 30 mins)
N2220? (Assumed Sun night/Mon times every 30 mins)
233030 (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
2430? (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
2566 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
N2620? (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
273030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
N283030 (Sat night/Sun times with minor differences)
N2988
N313030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
333033 (normal Sun night/Mon times)
343030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
357-8/1515 (special timetable in overlapping sections Shoreditch - Brixton and Elephant - Clapham Junction, both every 15 mins)
362020 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
373030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
N386/12?
N413030 (Assumed Sun night/Mon times)
433030
N4420? (Assumed Sun night/Mon times every 30 mins)
473030 (Sat night/Sun times with minor differences)
51-30 (special extra service)
523030 (normal nightly times)
5312? (Assumed Sun night/Mon times every 20 mins)
N552020 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
56-30 (special extra service)
573020 (special timetable)
N6315? (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
643030
653030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
N682020 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
693030 (Assumed Sun night/Mon times)
723030 (normal Sun night/Mon times)
N7315?
N743030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
763030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
N833030 (normal nightly times)
853030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
N861530
15 Romford TO Stratford
10 Stratford TO Romford (special timetable)
N8710? (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
883030 (Sat night/Sun times with minor differences)
N893030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
N913015 (special timetable)
933030 (normal Sun night/Mon times)
943030 (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
97-30 (special extra service)
N9730? (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
N9815/3015/30
1023030 (normal nightly times)
1053030 (normal nightly times)
1083030 (modified Sat night/Sun timetable without 'extra' trips)
109-20 (special extra service)
N10920? (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
1113030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
N11330? (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
1143030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
115-20 (special extra service)
118-20 (special extra service)
1193030 (Assumed Sun night/Mon times)
1233030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
1283030 (normal nightly times)
1323030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
133-20 (Streatham - Elephant) (special extra service)
N1332020
1343030 (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
N13630? (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
N13715?
1393030 (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
1403030 (Assumed Sun night/Mon times)
1453030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
1482020 (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
14915?
1543030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
N155815 (normal Mon-Thur night/Tue-Fri times)
1583030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
15920? (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
161-30 (special extra service)
164-30 (special extra service)
N1713030 (normal Mon-Thur night/Tue-Fri times)
174-30 (Harold Hill - New Road/Kent Avenue) (special extra service)
17620? (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
1833030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
185-20 (special extra service)
1883030 (Assumed Sun night/Mon times)
1893030
N1992020 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
N2052020 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
N20710/20? (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
2133020 (special timetable)
2141010 (Sat night/Sun times with minor differences)
2203030 (normal Sun night/Mon times)
2223030 (normal nightly times)
2383030 (Assumed Sun night/Mon times)
2422020
24315?
248-24-30 (special extra service)
2503030 (Assumed Sun night/Mon times)
N25312?
2643030 (normal nightly times)
2663030 (Assumed Sun night/Mon times)
269-30 (special extra service)
2713030
2773030 (Assumed Sun night/Mon times)
N2791212 (6 Mornington Crescent TO Ponders End) (special timetable)
2813030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
2853030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
2953030 (normal nightly times)
2963030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
2973030 (normal nightly times)
3073030 (Sat night/Sun times with minor differences)
3193030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
3213030 (Assumed Sun night/Mon times)
3413030
N3433030 (Assumed Sun night/Mon times)
3443030 (normal nightly service)
3453030 (Assumed Sun night/Mon times)
358-30 (special extra service)
3653030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
N3813030 (Assumed Sun night/Mon times)
3903030 (Assumed Sun night/Mon times)
422-30 (special extra service)
432-30 (special extra service)
45312? (special timetable incorporating curtailment)
4723030 (normal nightly times)
4743030 (Assumed Sun night/Mon times)
476-30 (special extra service)
4863030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
N5503030 (Assumed Sun night/Mon times)
N5513030 (Assumed Sun night/Mon times)
C23030 (normal nightly times)
E13030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
EL13030 (Assumed Sun night/Mon times)
H323030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
H373030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
W33030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)
W72030 (normal Sat night/Sun times)

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