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London Bus Services over Christmas and New Year 2015-16

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. Note that these apply to N-prefix night routes only precise arrangements for 24-hour routes vary, some following the day pattern at night and others the night pattern. Some day routes may have alterations to early and late journeys to co-ordinate with night routes.

Official information from TfL is at https://tfl.gov.uk/campaign/festive.

Last update: 31 December 2015 (W3 NYE timetable added; note of 381/C2 CE and E5 Box specials added)

DateNight service (morning)Daytime service
Monday 21 DecemberNormal Sunday night/Monday morning service. Normal Monday (school holiday) service.
Tuesday 22 DecemberNormal Monday night/Tuesday morning service. Normal Tuesday (school holiday) service.
Wednesday 23 DecemberNormal Tuesday night/Wednesday morning service. Normal Wednesday (school holiday) service.
A Friday service will also operate on route 931.

Some 24 hour routes may run a Friday service.

Thursday 24 DecemberNormal Wednesday night/Thursday morning service.

Some 24 hour routes may run a Friday night/Saturday morning service.

A Saturday service will operate, with the following exceptions:

Routes 3, 35, 109 operate a normal Monday to Friday service.
Routes 381 and C2 operate an amended Monday to Friday service.
Routes 271 and 365 operate a non-standard timetable.
Route 453 runs its normal (not emergency) schedule.
Routes 507 and 521 operate a reduced Monday to Friday service.
Route X68 operates an amended Monday to Friday service.
Certain other routes will have an enchanced early morning service (details).

Tramlink will operate a Monday to Friday timetable, but with a reduced frequency during the evening (every 20 minutes on lines 1, 2 and 3).

Last journeys on 24 hour bus routes will generally be just after midnight on 25 December. Exact times, where known, are on individual route timetables.

Friday 25 DecemberNo service.No service.
Saturday 26 DecemberNo service.A normal Sunday service will operate on most routes. First buses on 24 hour routes will generally run by 06:00. Route 96 will run a Saturday service. Some routes (mostly Go-Ahead London) will have special timetables. Details, where known, including first bus times on 24 hour routes, are also included on individual HTML route timetables, although these are not infallible.

List of known special Boxing Day timetables: 5 9 14? 22 28 38 39 44 68? 73 74? 85 88? 89 96 118 129 133 195 200 219 225 244 315 345 355 430? 453 486 E5

Sunday 27 DecemberSunday night/Monday morning service. Routes 132, 154 and 486 will not operate overnight.

Some 24 hour routes may run a Saturday night/Sunday morning service.
Route 345 runs a special timetable.

Normal Sunday service, or Public Holiday service where applicable.
Monday 28 DecemberNormal Sunday night/Monday morning service.

Some 24 hour routes may run a Friday night/Saturday morning service.

Saturday service. A normal Monday service will also operate on route 965.
Routes 55 and 73 run an amended Saturday timetable.
Routes 93 and 149 run their Christmas Week enhanced Saturday timetables.
Route
453 runs its normal (not emergency) schedule.
Tuesday 29 DecemberNormal Monday night/Tuesday morning service.

Some 24 hour routes may run a Friday night/Saturday morning service.

A Saturday service will operate, with the following exceptions:

Routes 55 and 73 run an amended Saturday timetable.
Route 453 runs its normal (not emergency) schedule.
Routes 507 and 521 operate a reduced Monday to Friday service.
Route 969 operates a normal Tuesday service.
Route X68 operates an amended Monday to Friday service.
Certain other routes will have an enchanced early morning service (details).

Wednesday 30 DecemberNormal Tuesday night/Wednesday morning service.

Some 24 hour routes may run a Friday night/Saturday morning service.

A Saturday service will operate, with the following exceptions:

Routes 55 and 73 run an amended Saturday timetable.
Route 453 runs its normal (not emergency) schedule.
Routes 507 and 521 operate a reduced Monday to Friday service.
Route 931 operates a Friday service.
Route 965 operates a normal Wednesday service.
Route X68 operates an amended Monday to Friday service.
Certain other routes will have an enchanced early morning service (details).

Thursday 31 DecemberNormal Wednesday night/Thursday morning service.

Some 24 hour routes may run a Friday night/Saturday morning service.

A Saturday service will operate, with the following exceptions:

Route 73 runs an amended Saturday timetable.
Routes 507 and 521 operate a reduced Monday to Friday service, with additional later evening journeys on the 521.
Route X68 operates an amended Monday to Friday service.
Certain other routes will have an enchanced early morning service (details).

From about 1700 buses are diverted or curtailed in central London owing to road closures. Route 388 will operate only between Stratford City and Liverpool Street after 1600, and route 507 will not operate after 1900.

Friday 1 JanuarySaturday night/Sunday morning service. Until about 0300 buses in central London will be diverted or curtailed owing to road closures.

Additionally, a number of suburban routes will run through the night to connect with rail services, and some other 24 hour services will be enhanced. Some of the extra night services finish significantly before the regular day service begins check timetables below or TfL journey planner.
Tramlink will operate every 30 minutes between Wimbledon and New Addington and between Wimbledon and Beckenham Junction.

Sunday service.
No service on routes 931 and 965.
Saturday 2 JanuarySunday night/Monday morning service. Routes 132, 154 and 486 will not operate overnight.

Some 24 hour routes may run a Friday night/Saturday morning service.

Normal Saturday service, or Good Friday service where applicable.

Route 38 runs an enhanced Saturday timetable.
Route 73 runs an amended Saturday timetable.

Sunday 3 JanuaryBack to normal.Back to normal.

Weekdays when a Saturday service is in operation (24/29/30/31 Dec)

Routes 507 and 521 operate a reduced Monday to Friday service.
Route X68 operates an amended Monday to Friday service.
The following routes run an enhanced early morning service, but otherwise run to Saturday times: 7 38 93 94 120 133 149 159 209 343 344 W7

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

The following table summarises the enhanced services on New Year's Eve night (headways to be confirmed). Click the route number for a timetable, where available.

RouteNormal headwayEnhanced headway
5-20
51-30
523020
573020
653015
66-20
693020
723015
73-15
92-20
933020
96-30
97-30
103-20
108 (North Greenwich TO Lewisham)3015
109-20
1113015
114-20
116-30
118 New-20
120-20
121-20
123-20
133 (Streatham - Elephant & Castle)-20
1393020
140 (Harrow Weald - Hayes)3015
145-20
157-20
161-30 (15 North Greenwich TO Woolwich)
163-30
164-30
169-30
174-20
178-30
183-20
185-20
188 (North Greenwich TO Surrey Quays)3015
207-20
208-20
209-11-12
210-20
2133020
215-30
216-30
217-20
221-20
2223020
229-30
248-24-30
252-20
261-30
269-30
275-20
2813020
2853015
314-30
319-20
340-20
358-30
412-30
422-30
432-20
436 (Lewisham - Victoria)-20
444-20
472 (North Greenwich TO Thamesmead) New3015
C1-20
C10-20
E1-20
E7-30
H12-20
H37-20
U3-30
U4-20
W3-20
W7-13-15
N86 (Romford - Stratford)3015 Romford TO Stratford
10 Stratford TO Romford
N911510
N1133015
N279 (Mornington Crescent TO Ponders End)126

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