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London Bus Services over Christmas and New Year 2020-21

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: 1 January 2021 (159 TT for 29/30 Dec added retrospectively)

DateNight service (morning)Daytime service
Wednesday 23 December Normal Tuesday night/Wednesday morning service. Normal Wednesday service.

Some routes may run school holiday and/or Friday timetables.

Thursday 24 DecemberNormal Wednesday night/Thursday morning service.

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

A Saturday service will operate, with the following exceptions:
Route 521 operates a reduced Monday to Friday service, every 10-12 minutes, finishing around 20:00.
Route X68 operates a reduced Monday to Friday service, every 20 minutes
Routes 2 3 8 13 14 18 22 24 25 26 27 33 35 38 45 52 55 58 68 69 73 86 87 88 109 148 159 176 188 196 205 207 236 242 243 253 262 264 267 277 308 344 345 360 381 388 414 415 417 425 427 473 EL1 operate amended Saturday timetables, generally with revised times during the evening. In a few cases, last departures are substantially earlier than normal, and in most cases at least reduced running time means last buses are earlier at intermediate stops. Where no timetable is linked, the differences from Saturday are trivial.
Additionally, routes 12, 23, 36, 37, 43, 47, 76, 93, 94, 108, 119, 139, 149, 214, 222, 271, 281, 285, 321, 341, 365, 453 will have last buses departing before midnight at least in one direction.
Routes 15, 19, 29, 41, 64, 133 will finish earlier than normal.

Last journeys on 24 hour bus routes will generally depart between 2300 on 24 December and 0100 on 25 December. (Note: This is a departure from previous practice.) Exact times, where known, are on individual route HTML timetables.

Friday 25 DecemberNo service on any TfL route. No service on any TfL route.
Saturday 26 DecemberNo service on any TfL route. A Sunday service will operate on most routes.
First buses on 24 hour routes will generally run by 06:00. For further details see individual route HTML timetables.
Route 8 starts later than normal towards Bow, with a reduced frequency until 0730.
Route 9 starts later than normal from both ends: first bus 0710 from Hammersmith, 0750 from Aldwych, then normal times.
Route 29 starts later than normal from Trafalgar Square: first bus 0640, then normal times.
Route 38 starts later than normal from Victoria: first bus 0605, then normal times.
Route 41 starts later than normal from Tottenham Hale: first bus 0505, then normal times.
Route 65 starts later than normal from Ealing: first bus 0614, then normal times.
Route 71 starts later than normal from Chessington: first bus 0620, then normal times.
Route 72 starts later than normal from East Acton: first bus 0627, then normal times.
Route 73 starts later than normal from Oxford Circus: first bus 0600, then normal times.
Route 105 runs at normal times, except that the 0445 and 0515 journeys from Greenford do not run.
Route 133 starts later than normal from both ends: first bus 0504 from Streatham, 0557 from Liverpool Street, then normal times.
Route 417 starts later than normal from both ends: first bus 0610 from Crystal Palace, 0645 from Clapham Common, then normal times.
Routes 9, 65, 72 and 105 are also suspected to have had later starts, but details are not available.
Routes 24 37 92 95 151 168 204 222 282 295 607 H13 U4 operate amended Sunday timetables, mostly with only minor changes.
Sunday 27 DecemberSunday night/Monday morning service.

Some 24 hour routes may operate a Saturday night/Sunday morning service.

A normal Sunday service will operate, with the following exceptions:
On route 8, the 0540 and 0600 journeys from TCR do not run.
Route 73 starts later than normal from Oxford Circus: first bus 0600, then normal times.
Monday 28 DecemberNormal Sunday night/Monday morning service.
Some 24 hour routes may run a Saturday night/Sunday morning service.
A Sunday or Public Holiday service will operate, with the following exceptions:
On route 8, the 0540 and 0600 journeys from TCR do not run.
Route 73 starts later than normal from Oxford Circus: first bus 0600, then normal times.
Tuesday 29 DecemberA Sunday night/Monday morning service will operate.
Some 24 hour routes may run a Friday night/Saturday morning service.
A Saturday service will operate on most routes, with the following exceptions:
Route 521 operates a reduced Monday to Friday service, every 10-12 minutes.
Route X68 operates a reduced Monday to Friday service, every 20 minutes.
Routes 3 8 13 24 25 29 35 38 45 55 58 68 69 73 86 87 88 93 109 159 196 205 236 242 243 253 259 262 277 344 345 381 388 414 415 473 operate amended Saturday timetables, with reduced running time in the evening.
Wednesday 30 DecemberNormal Wednesday night/Thursday morning service.

Some 24 hour routes may operate a Friday night/Saturday morning or Saturday night/Sunday morning service.

A Saturday service will operate on most routes, with the following exceptions:
Route 521 operates a reduced Monday to Friday service, every 10-12 minutes.
Route X68 operates a reduced Monday to Friday service, every 20 minutes.
Routes 3 8 13 24 25 29 35 38 45 55 58 68 69 73 86 87 88 93 109 159 196 205 236 242 243 253 259 262 277 344 345 381 388 414 415 473 operate amended Saturday timetables, with reduced running time in the evening.
Thursday 31 DecemberNormal Thursday night/Friday morning service.

Some 24 hour routes may operate a Friday night/Saturday morning or Saturday night/Sunday morning service.

A Saturday service will operate on most routes, with the following exceptions:
Route 521 operates a reduced Monday to Friday service, every 10-12 minutes.
Route X68 operates a reduced Monday to Friday service, every 20 minutes.

There will also be some additional late night trips on routes:
28 (Wandsworth TO Westbourne Park only, until 0136)
30 (Hackney Wick TO King's Cross only, until 0156)
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Friday 1 January Most routes operate a Saturday night/Sunday morning service. Note that weekend-only night routes are currently not operating due to Covid restrictions. Details of any enhancements to be confirmed. Sunday or Public Holiday service.
On route 26, the 0505 and 2330 journeys from Hackney Wick will not operate.
Saturday 2 JanuaryA Sunday night/Monday morning service will operate.
Some 24hr routes may run a Friday night/Saturday morning service.
Normal Saturday service, with the following exceptions:
Route 8 will run an amended Saturday timetable with early morning revisions.
Sunday 3 JanuaryNormal Saturday night/Sunday morning service.Normal Sunday service.
Monday 4 JanuaryBack to normal.Back to normal.

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