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New Year's Eve FREE Travel on ALL tfl LONDON TRANSPORT 23:45 - 04:30 just walk on
New Year's Eve FREE Travel on ALL tfl LONDON TRANSPORT 23:45 - 04:30 just walk on

New Year's Eve FREE Travel on ALL tfl LONDON TRANSPORT 23:45 - 04:30 just walk on

Between 23:45 and 04:30, you can travel free on Transport for London's network. This includes the Tube, London Overground, buses, the DLR, TfL Rail and Trams.

Takes place every year. Fantastic.

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And Southern can't even run a train I paid for!

I'm a bus driver up north. no services running through night. hats of to the lads and lasses working!

spliffhead

And Southern can't even run a train I paid for!



No worries, they're going to rip us off even more in the new year with their 1.9% increase. Stellar service!

Good luck with that. Most central stations will be closed and the few open you could quew for ages to get on.

I always just end up walking home to Islington

Unless they arent running because they're on strike...

Can always find something to moan about, but this isn't one of them. I know they get paid, but kudos to the guys and gals working this New Year's eve to let this happen. Happy New Year folks. :-)

Oh and before the whiners come on bitching that this isn't a deal, I didn't know about this, and wouldn't have done had it not been here, so given the huge number of people that this could actually really benefit, do the rest of us a favour and bore off before you start. But Happy New Year anyway, even to you :-)
Edited by: "ghostm4n" 19th Dec 2016

ghostm4n

Can always find something to moan about, but this isn't one of them. I … Can always find something to moan about, but this isn't one of them. I know they get paid, but kudos to the guys and gals working this New Year's eve to let this happen. Happy New Year folks. :-)Oh and before the whiners come on bitching that this isn't a deal, I didn't know about this, and wouldn't have done had it not been here, so given the huge number of people that this could actually really benefit, do the rest of us a favour and bore off before you start. But Happy New Year anyway, even to you :-)



Wishing people a happy new year on December 19th. Isn't that some kind of record?

Banned

That's pretty awesome. Shame I'm not in London!

aBMX

That's pretty awesome. Shame I'm not in London!


Not living in London is not a shame.

Cold as it's not national!

happenstance

Good luck with that. Most central stations will be closed and the few … Good luck with that. Most central stations will be closed and the few open you could quew for ages to get on.I always just end up walking home to Islington


Closed for a reason of course - there is always the Premiership football fan option of leaving the fireworks at 0005hrs before the rush :o)

Ha ha! Best of luck with that. #sogladimnotalondoner

aBMX

That's pretty awesome. Shame I'm not in London!



There's no shame in not living in london.

Well posted OP, even though I don't live in the south. Heat!

Every time that I've gone into central London for Xmas eve I've regretted it immensely

The real reason this is free, is because it is easier than arguing with drunk people about buying a ticket. Over the years TfL have dressed this up as a wonderful thing they are doing and even get it sponsored now.
Edited by: "Guest991145" 19th Dec 2016

benthorne75

Cold as it's not national!



​You forgot the smiley face to show people that you were joking. You wouldn't want folks thinking you were one of those kind of people now, would you.

Isn't it always free ? I always just walk on and off the busses and tubes. Never pay a fare ...










OK - just kidding

TfL have done this for quite a few years now. Maybe as a true gesture, they should extend the timing from say 8pm through to 8am .... ?

If they really want to make it free for New Year's Eve then they should have that earlier for people to really travel free to Central London not just the return.
At that time, for health and safety station staff will keep the ticket barriers open anyway so it does not really matter if you have paid or not.

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craigsmethurst6

I'm a bus driver up north. no services running through night. hats of to … I'm a bus driver up north. no services running through night. hats of to the lads and lasses working!


nolt to do with the ridiculous pay they'll have negotiated

dodgymix

nolt to do with the ridiculous pay they'll have negotiated



​Which is deserved. I've worked in retail, police, and public transport. The latter is the worst by far. Let alone doing it on NY Eve.

M1LFHunter

There's no shame in not living in london.



I'm sure you have the backing and support of all London members as well

Unless you got millions in the bank who wants to live in Landon
public transport is a joke too

wait until the tube drivers strike on NYE.....

Beware if you get on the tubes, last year the gates were open when I got on the network but when I exited it was past 4.45 and so the gates were shut and so I had to pay the penalty fare to get out

Who wants to get on transport at 15 minutes to midnight on New Year's Eve ?
Most people should be busy celebrating and not waiting for transport to bring in the new year ?
oO

pbayanon1

Wishing people a happy new year on December 19th. Isn't that some kind … Wishing people a happy new year on December 19th. Isn't that some kind of record?



People have have been doing the Christmas 'run-up' since August 2026 this Year!, for well into the back-end of December 2016?!, so ..... loooool (& some earlier than that also?, eg. June/July2016, etc?).

So a greeting that's less than just half a Month away in comparison, is like a minor the way I see it?, lol.

M1LFHunter

Ha ha! Best of luck with that. #sogladimnotalondoner



​Why?

There would be no way of actually keeping the gate closed and charge people because it would cause too much crowding and it would create issues for safety. So they are not doing it for the sake of giving ...

Also worth knowing if you travel from 22.50 let's say you enter through a gate but when you get to central london at 23.45 it will be open gate .... so you end up paying maximum fare !!!

ghostm4n

​You forgot the smiley face to show people that you were joking. You w … ​You forgot the smiley face to show people that you were joking. You wouldn't want folks thinking you were one of those kind of people now, would you.


Your right! There should have indeed been a smiley

benthorne75

Your right! There should have indeed been a smiley



​LOL

happenstance

Good luck with that. Most central stations will be closed and the few … Good luck with that. Most central stations will be closed and the few open you could quew for ages to get on.I always just end up walking home to Islington



Bus?

mess0804

There would be no way of actually keeping the gate closed and charge … There would be no way of actually keeping the gate closed and charge people because it would cause too much crowding and it would create issues for safety. So they are not doing it for the sake of giving ...Also worth knowing if you travel from 22.50 let's say you enter through a gate but when you get to central london at 23.45 it will be open gate .... so you end up paying maximum fare !!!



Of course they could keep the gates shut if they want to. They do this every year as a company sponsors it. Also, if you're charged maximum fare, you just get a refund from the Oyster help desk.

Travel on NYE but only from 23.45. Most of the free travel falls on NYD. There was a documentary on a couple of years back on TFL and they did a bit on NYE. The barriers are left open as to difficult to manage with all the drunks and not worth the hassle and the police also like the streets to clear so it's a partnership. Also the workers get a £500 bonus for working NYE though most are at street level managing crowd control.

Why are some freebies allowed here and others not?? just curious as this is not a deal it is a freebie

craigsmethurst6

​Which is deserved. I've worked in retail, police, and public transport. T … ​Which is deserved. I've worked in retail, police, and public transport. The latter is the worst by far. Let alone doing it on NY Eve.



Maybe you shouldn't be working in a job where you're directly dealing with members of the public.

New years eve tubes are always free, this is a traditional gesture usually paid for by a big multi national sponsor and by the punters through impending fare increases...not a deal

They'll be on strike most likely...

Banned

Whilst I don't have to travel daily on the underground, people knocking the system should stop and think how extensive the network is. There's no other underground like it in the world. The buses traveling around empty outside of the rush hour is another thing.
Edited by: "cchopps" 20th Dec 2016
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