South West London revellers urged to travel home safely after New Year’s Eve celebrations


Buses, tubes, trams and DLR services will be free between 23:45 and 4:30am.


By Daniel Prescott

South West London revellers will be able to travel home free of charge again this New Year’s Eve thanks to a partnership between Diageo and Transport for London.

London buses, tubes, trams and DLR services will be free between the hours of 23:45 and 4:30 am and London Overground will also be operating free services up until last train.

It’s the third time that Diageo, the world’s leading premiums drinks company, have teamed up with Transport for London to sponsor the campaign aimed at ensuring people get home safely.

“We want everyone to enjoy celebrating this festive season but also to remember that the best celebrations are those that can be remembered for the right reasons,” said Mark Baird on the Diageo website.

“Our partnership with TFL is part of our on-going ‘Think How You Drink’ campaign and at no time is this message more important than when celebrating Christmas and the New Year.”

More than 250,000 people are expected to travel into the city centre to socialise with friends whilst watching the world famous London Eye midnight fireworks show.

Celebrations will continue into the early hours of New Year’s Day with a live DJ set among the entertainment on offer.

Excited reveller, Sarah McBride, said: “I’m really looking forward to New Year’s Eve because it is my first one spent in London.

“I think it is a great idea because I’m a forgetful drunk and I’ll end up losing my mobile phone or Oyster Card so it’s nice to know that I don’t have to worry about phoning a taxi or getting home.”

Photo courtesy of Beacon Radio, with thanks.

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