Transport for London (TfL), a UK-based government agency responsible for transport system in Greater London, is offering free New Year’s Eve travel to party goers, in a second year of collaboration with alcohol manufacturing company, Diageo.
The agency has issued its online annual Festive Travel Guide for London residents and visitors travelling within the city during the Christmas holiday period, offering detailed information on Tube, buses, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), Tramlink, London Overground, Emirates Air Line, Riverboat services, Barclays Cycle Hire and the Congestion Charge.
The agency has also announced complimentary travel between 23:45hrs on December 31, 2012, and 04:30hrs on January 1, 2012 on the Tube, buses, trams, DLR, and trains for the convenience of the festive revellers.
Peter Hendy, the Transport Commissioner, CBE, said, ‘Our plans are that the transport networks will operate throughout the festive season with the exception of Christmas Day when all our services will be closed.
The network will operate reduced services when appropriate and we will also take the opportunity of this quieter time to carry out engineering works as part of the continuing Tube upgrade programme.
I urge everyone to plan their journeys in advance by visiting the festive travel website and looking out for posters across our network.
I am pleased that we are able to continue providing free travel for travellers on New Year’s Eve through sponsorship with Diageo. For those wishing to brave the crowds to come into central London to celebrate, public transport is the only way to get around London on New Year’s Eve.’
TfL has been offering complimentary travel on New Year’s Eve since 2001. The agency, in 2011, entered into a three year agreement with Diageo, according to which Diageo will be sponsoring complimentary travel on New Year’s Eve, as part of its responsible drinking programme.