When are buses running on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 2023? | The Sun

THE New Year is just around the corner, and planning ahead for that journey home is a great way to start the year.

Here is all you need to know about what is and isn't running, and if there are any strikes to be aware of.

When are buses running on New Year’s Eve?

During the day on December 31, 2022, buses during the day will be running the usual Saturday service on all routes.

There will also be a night service, as well as the 24-hour route continuing to operate.

To support the New Year's Eve fireworks display, there will be some bus routes in central London on diversion from early afternoon.

From 2pm on New Year's Eve, some bridges in central London will be closed to traffic.

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Bridge closure times are as follows:

  • Vauxhall Bridge – closed from 11:30pm
  • Lambeth Bridge – closed from 8pm
  • Westminster Bridge – closed from 2pm
  • Waterloo Bridge – closed to pedestrians from 4pm and traffic from 7pm
  • Blackfriars Bridge – closed from 8pm

Beware that other central London bridges may close at short notice for public safety reasons.

Transport for London state that some additional day routes will run overnight, but have not specified which.

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If you need to cross the river you can use the underground which will run all night.

Unsurprisingly, there will be no free travel late New Year's Eve into the early hours of New Year's Day this year.

When are buses running on New Year's Day?

Buses are running a normal sunday service on New Year's Day.

There will be day, night and 24 hour bus routes in operation.

What strikes do I have to watch out for?

There are strikes planned on Abellio bus services.

Abellio strike action will mostly affect bus routes in West and South London.

The Transport for London websites says that they will try to run as many services as possible but commuters should expect disruptions and delays.

Bus routes affected by the strikes are as follows:

Day routes

  • 3
  • 27
  • 45
  • 63
  • 68
  • 109
  • 130
  • 156
  • 198
  • 196
  • 201
  • 207
  • 267
  • 270
  • 278
  • 35
  • 322
  • 350
  • 367
  • 381
  • 407
  • 415
  • 427
  • 433
  • 464
  • 482
  • 490
  • 969
  • C10
  • E5
  • E7
  • E10
  • E11
  • H20
  • H25
  • H28
  • H26
  • P5
  • P13
  • R68
  • R70
  • S4
  • U5
  • U7
  • U9

24-hour routes

  • 24
  • 111
  • 159
  • 285
  • 344
  • 345

Night routes

  • N3
  • N27
  • N63
  • N68
  • N109
  • N207
  • N381

School routes

  • 671

All other routes and bus operators should be running a normal Sunday service.

Fingers crossed planning ahead will keep your memories of bringing in the New Year sweet.

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