Free public transport will be available on selected routes to revellers celebrating New Year’s Eve throughout the capital tonight.
It is hoped that by providing free transport to the expected 250,000 people attending event venues around London, congestion and delays will be reduced throughout the city.
Between the hours of 11.45 this evening, and 04.00 tomorrow morning, some usage of the Tube, buses, DLR and above-ground trains will be provided free-of-charge. This applies to services in and around Euston and Watford Junction, and the Dalston Junction to West Croydon/New Cross/Crystal Palace line.
Over 50 routes will operate throughout the night to help facilitate the large numbers of visitors, and additional night buses will be provided in each district.
News Shopper cites the London transport commissioner, Peter Hendy, who claimed: “Public transport will be the best way to get around the capital on New Year’s Eve, and I’m pleased we can offer this for free.”
“But I urge revellers to plan their journeys well in advance,” added Hendy, as some routes may be operating on modified timetables throughout the evening. Additionally, those visiting or living in London that use the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme can make use of the docking stations around the city, of which the majority are open all evening.