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London Bus Services over Christmas and New Year 2018-19

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: 31 December 2018 (New Year timetables for 36, 93, 154, 213, 238, 296, 345, N86 added)

DateNight service (morning)Daytime service
Monday 24 DecemberNormal Sunday night/Monday morning service.

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

A Saturday service will operate, with the following exceptions:
Routes 6 19 24 29 38 41 43 52 53 73 76 86 94 114 134 140 149 189 205 207 214 250 264 266 279 341 365 417 507 operate non-standard timetables, generally with revised times during the evening. Where no timetable is linked, the differences from Saturday are trivial.
Route 521 operates a reduced Monday to Friday service.
Route X68 operates an amended Monday to Friday service.

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 HTML timetables.

Tuesday 25 DecemberNo service on any TfL route. No service on any TfL route.
Wednesday 26 DecemberNo service on any TfL route. A normal 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 96 operates at an enhanced daytime frequency of every 10 minutes
Route 226 operates at a slightly reduced frequency of every 21 minutes.
Routes 8 9 27 37 73 80 83 95 168 183 207 222 228 295 483 486 607 U3 U4 operate non-standard timetables.
Thursday 27 DecemberSunday night/Monday 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.
Route X68 operates an amended Monday to Friday service.
Routes 24 43 55 73 86 154 214 243 507 operate an amended Saturday timetable.
Friday 28 DecemberNormal Thursday night/Friday 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.
Route X68 operates an amended Monday to Friday service.
Routes 243 507 operate an amended Saturday timetable.
Saturday 29 DecemberNormal Friday night/Saturday morning service. Normal Saturday service.
Sunday 30 DecemberNormal Saturday night/Sunday morning service. Normal Sunday service.
Monday 31 DecemberNormal Sunday night/Monday 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.
Route X68 operates an amended Monday to Friday service.
Routes 86 118 operate an amended Saturday timetable.

From about 14:00 buses are diverted or curtailed in central London owing to road closures. Route 507 will not operate after 20:00. Some other routes will have special schedules reflecting the road closures including:
1 3 6 8 9 11 24 26 87 91 94 139 148 168 211

Tuesday 1 January Most routes operate a Saturday night/Sunday morning service. A few routes are further enhanced. All routes that normally run overnight at weekends only will operate.

There will be an additional service on routes:
30 (Hackney Wick TO King's Cross only, until 0156) 45 (part route) 51 56 97 109 115 118 161 164 (?) 174 185 248 333 358 388 414 415 422 432 476
to connect with suburban train services.

The following are known to operate at an enhanced frequency:
24 36 69 93 134 148 154 213 238 250 296 345 472 486 N2 N25 N29 N86 N91 N97 N113 N133 N279

Until about 06:00 buses in central London will be diverted or curtailed owing to road closures. Many affected routes have special timetables in place, including:
6 24 94 134 139 148 N2 N5 N9 N18 N20 N25 N91 N97 N113 N279

Sunday or Public Holiday service. Some routes in central London will be diverted or curtailed until 18:00 for the New Year's Day parade.
Wednesday 2 JanuaryBack to normal.Back to normal.

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