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London Bus Services over Christmas and New Year 2016-17

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.

Last update: 28 December 2016 (all remaining New Year's Eve night timetables added (routes 51-188)

DateNight service (morning)Daytime service
Saturday 24 DecemberNormal Friday night/Saturday morning service. A Saturday service will operate, with the following exceptions:
Routes 2 6 29 38 73 76 139 140 176 242 253 365 417 operate non-standard timetables, generally with revised times during the evening.
Route 134 runs its previous year's schedule rather than the current service.
Routes 341 and 453 run their normal (not emergency) schedules.

Route 485 stops serving the Wetland Centre earlier than usual.

Last journeys on 24 hour bus routes, including 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.

Sunday 25 DecemberNo service.No service.
Monday 26 DecemberNo 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 5 8 9 38 89 96 133 219 225 244 453 486 operate non-standard timetables.

On route 41, the first journey each way does not run.

No service on route 965.

Tuesday 27 DecemberNormal Monday night/Tuesday morning service.

Route N9 operates a Sunday night/Monday morning service.
Some 24 hour routes may run a Saturday night/Sunday morning service.

Normal Sunday service, or Public Holiday service where applicable.

Route 96 will operate a Saturday service.
Monday-Saturday only routes 327, 346, 347, 375, 383, 385, 389, 399, 404, 424, 467, 470, 485, 549, H3, K4, K5, R2, R5, R7, R8, R10, S3, S4, U10, W10 will run a Saturday service.

Wednesday 28 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 8, 23, 55, 73, 145, 154, 243, 307 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 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 29 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 8, 23, 55, 73, 145, 154, 243, 307 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 X68 operates an amended Monday to Friday service.
Certain other routes will have an enchanced early morning service (details).

Friday 30 DecemberNormal Thursday night/Friday morning service.

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

A Saturday service will operate, with the following exceptions:

Routes 8, 73, 145, 243, 307 run an amended Saturday timetable.
Route 55 runs its Good Friday timetable.
Route 453 runs its normal (not emergency) schedule.
Routes 507 and 521 operate a reduced Monday to Friday service.
Routes 931, 965 and 969 operate a normal Friday service.
Route X68 operates an amended Monday to Friday service.
Certain other routes will have an enchanced early morning service (details).

Saturday 31 DecemberNormal Friday night/Saturday morning service. A Saturday 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.

Sunday 1 JanuarySaturday night/Sunday morning service. Until about 06:00 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. Some routes in central London will be diverted until 18:00 for the New Year's Day parade.
Monday 2 JanuaryNormal Sunday night/Monday morning service.

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

Sunday service, or Public Holiday service where applicable.
Route 965 operates a normal Monday service.
Tuesday 3 JanuaryBack to normal.Back to normal.

Weekdays when a Saturday service is in operation (28/29/30 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
1143020
116-30
118-20
120-20
121-20
1233020
133 (Streatham - Elephant & Castle)-20
1393020
140 (Harrow Weald - Hayes)3015
1453020
157-20
161-30 (15 North Greenwich TO Woolwich)
163-30
164-30
169-30
174-20
178-30
1833020
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
275-18-20
2813020
2853015
314-30
3193020
340-20
358-30
412-30
422-30
432-20
444-20
472 (North Greenwich TO Thamesmead)3015
C1-19-20
C10-20
E13020
E7-30
H12-20
H373020
U3-30
U4-20
W33020
W72013-15
N861515 (7-8 Stratford TO Romford)
N911510
N1133015
N279 (Mornington Crescent TO Ponders End)126

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