Tier 3 travel advice

The Tier 3 restrictions mean that Londoners should avoid travelling outside of the capital unless for education or work purposes where work cannot be done from home.
16 December 2020

For those who do need to travel, TfL are running a normal service to help social distancing. Thay are also asking customers to plan ahead and travel during quiet times. These are currently between 08:15 and 16:00 and after 17:30 on weekdays, and before noon and after 18:00 on weekends on public transport. On the roads, the quiet times are between 10:00 and 15:00 and after 19:00 on weekdays, and before 10:00 and after 18:00 on weekends. 

In line with the current Government guidance, Londoners and those travelling across the Capital, will still be able to use the network to visit friends and family in their Christmas bubbles. Services will be running every day between 23 December and 27 December, apart from Christmas Day when most public transport services will not operate. Customers are advised to plan ahead and avoid peak times. Roads are likely to be busy throughout the bubble period.

With no fireworks, events or late-night hospitality, the Tube will not run all night on New Year's Eve and will instead operate a normal weekday service. Londoners who do need to use the public transport network are encouraged to complete their journeys as early as possible and before midnight. The bus network will operate a Saturday service, helping those who need to move around London throughout the night to do so. Tube and our rail services that are operating will then restart on the morning of New Year’s Day. Customers travelling on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are encouraged to check before they travel.

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