Christmas Travel

It's that time of year again and what now seems to be the norm over the Christmas period train companies are once again using this time to complete some of their engineering works.

We may all remember what happened in years past, the most recent being at Finsbury Park where many were left stranded and very frustrated.

Below is a list over train companies servicing London's major airports & their revised schedules.

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Last trains leaving London on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve

Please note that train services will stop running much earlier than normal on Christmas Eve, Saturday 24 December 2016. Some train operating companies may run an amended service on New Years Eve. Details of the last direct trains departing from London terminals to key towns and cities on Christmas Eve can be found here.

Travelling in London over the holiday period?

Details of London Underground, buses, trams and river services operated by Transport for London over the Christmas and New Year period will be available from the Transport for London website.

Going to the London New Year's Eve firework display?

Travel information for the London New Year's Eve fireworks event can be found on our next blog so keep your eyes peeled

Travelling to an airport over the holiday period?

Please be aware that rail journeys to and from the following airports are disrupted by engineering work:

Heathrow Airport: (24 to 29 December): No Heathrow Express or Heathrow Connect services to and from London Paddington

Stansted Airport: (31 December to 1 January): Stansted Express services will be replaced by buses between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport. CrossCountry services will be replaced by buses between Cambridge and Ely

Gatwick Airport: From 23:00 on 24 December and on 25 December there will be no trains to or from Gatwick Airport. On 26 December, Gatwick Express and Southern services will run to and from Gatwick Airport, but there will be no Thameslink or Great Western Railway services that day. Please note, industrial action will affect Southern and Gatwick Express services over the festive period, more information can be found in the latest travel news.


From all of us at London Corporate Cabs we wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.