Those heading out into London for New Year’s Eve should plan their travel early, the city’s transport commissioner says, in order to make their journey in and out of the capital run smoothly.
In a statement cited by tfl.gov.uk, Sir Peter Hendy also makes reference to Transport for London’s (TfL) free transport – a service it has provided since the year 2000.
Sir Hendy tells thisislocalondon.co.uk: “They can either make use of the free travel being provided on our services sponsored by Diageo, or if taking a taxi, they should make sure it is a black cab or a pre-booked minicab.”
Those who do choose to take a taxi can use TfL’s free ‘Cabwise’ app to find registered taxi firms in the local area and book a cab. However after 11.45pm on December 31st and before 4.30am on January 1st, travel on the Docklands Light Railway, Tramlink, London Overground, buses and Tube will be free to all – which means there’s likely to be an even greater influx of people using these services.
As such, TfL has created a website at tfl.gov.uk/festive that allows partygoers to plan how they will arrive into the capital and travel back out of it. Plus, to ensure the various celebrations go off safely and without a hitch, increased security patrols will be in force – thanks to the MPS Safer Transport Command.