Christmas and New Year services 2021/2

Although we are now entering a period with additional restrictions amid a new Coronavirus variant if you need to get out the house over the Christmas and New Year period (whilst taking all the necessary precautions to slow the spread) this is your one stop guide to what services are running when and where. Its pretty much the same as previous years with late night services again axed following recent developments. Read on to see what is planned to be running on systems across the British Isles.

Blackpool Tramway

Friday 24th December: Normal timetable until approximately 2000

Saturday 25th December: No service

Sunday 26th December: No service

Monday 27th December to Thursday 30th December: Normal timetable

Friday 31st December: Normal timetable until approximately 2000

Saturday 1st January 2022: No service

Normal timetables resume from Sunday 2nd January 2022

Docklands Light Railway

Friday 24th December: Saturday service with last trains from 2200

Saturday 25th December: No service

Sunday 26th December: Special service with no service between Bank/Tower Gateway and Poplar/West India Quay. Replacement buses from Tower Gateway to Canary Wharf.

Monday 27th December: Saturday service with no service between Bank/Tower Gateway and Poplar/West India Quay. Replacement buses from Tower Gateway to Canary Wharf.

Tuesday 28th December: Saturday service with no service between Bank/Tower Gateway and Poplar/West India Quay. Replacement buses from Tower Gateway to Canary Wharf.

Wednesday 29th December: Saturday service with no service between Bank/Tower Gateway and Poplar/West India Quay. Replacement buses from Tower Gateway to Canary Wharf.

Thursday 30th December: Saturday service with no service between Bank/Tower Gateway and Poplar/West India Quay. Replacement buses from Tower Gateway to Canary Wharf.

Friday 31st December: Saturday service with an overnight service running every 15 minutes.

Saturday 1st January 2022: Saturday service

Sunday 2nd January 2022: Sunday service

Monday 3rd January 2022: Saturday service

Normal timetables resume from Tuesday 4th January 2022

Edinburgh Trams

Friday 24th December: Normal service with trams every 7 minutes until 1900 and then every 10 minutes with the final full route services being York Place-Airport at 2330 and Airport-York Place at 2248

Saturday 25th December: No service

Sunday 26th December to Thursday 30th December: Normal service with trams from every 7 minutes

Friday 31st December: Normal service with trams every 7 minutes until 1900 and then every 10 minutes with the final full route services being York Place-Airport at 2330 and Airport-York Place at 2248. The previously advertised overnight trams will now not run.

Saturday 1st January 2022: Normal service with trams from every 7 minutes

London Tramlink

Friday 24th December: Saturday service with reduced service from 1800 and last trams at usual Saturday times

Saturday 25th December: No service

Sunday 26th December: Sunday service

Monday 27th December: Sunday service

Tuesday 28th December: Sunday service

Wednesday 29th December: Saturday service

Thursday 30th December: Saturday service

Friday 31st December: Saturday service during the day. Overnight services will run from Wimbledon-New Addington/Beckenham Junction every 30 minutes.

Saturday 1st January 2022: Sunday service

Sunday 2nd January 2022: Sunday service

Monday 3rd January 2022: Sunday service

Normal timetables resume from Tuesday 4th January 2022

Luas

Friday 24th December: Services will end at 2000

Saturday 25th December: No service

Sunday 26th December: Sunday frequency between 0900 and 2330

Monday 27th December: Sunday service

Tuesday 28th December: Sunday service

Wednesday 29th December to Friday 31st December: Saturday service

Saturday 1st January 2022: Sunday service

Sunday 2nd January 2022: Sunday service

Monday 3rd January 2022: Sunday service

Normal timetables resume from Tuesday 4th January 2022

Manchester Metrolink

Friday 24th December: Services run 0600 to 2100 (with additional peak Bury-Altrincham and East Didsbury-Shaw & Crompton services)

Saturday 25th December: No service

Sunday 26th December: Please note change in service due to Covid related staff absences. 20 minute service throughout the day with additional double trams in operation on the majority of lines. There will be additional trams to and from Etihad Campus for the Manchester City v Leicester City match between 1300 and 1700.
Monday 27th December: Services from 0700-0000 at 12 minute frequency

Tuesday 28th December: Services from 0700-0000 at 12 minute frequency

Wednesday 29th December: Normal weekday service from 0600-0000 (with additional peak Bury-Altrincham and East Didsbury-Shaw & Crompton services)

Thursday 30th December: Normal weekday service from 0600-0000 (with additional peak Bury-Altrincham and East Didsbury-Shaw & Crompton services)

Friday 31st December: Normal weekday service from 0600-0100 (with additional peak Bury-Altrincham and East Didsbury-Shaw & Crompton services)

Saturday 1st January 2022: Services operate 0700-000 at 12 minute frequency. No services run through Victoria Station due to engineering works.

Sunday 2nd January 2022: Services operate 0700-000 at 12 minute frequency. No services run through Victoria Station due to engineering works.

Monday 3rd January 2022: Services operate 0700-000 at 12 minute frequency. No services run through Victoria Station due to engineering works.

Normal timetables resume from Tuesday 4th January 2022

Nottingham Express Transit

Friday 24th December: Normal service

Saturday 25th December: No service

Sunday 26th December: Sunday service

Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th December: Sunday service

Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th December: Normal service

Friday 31st December: Normal service with trams running until 0200

Saturday 1st January 2022: Sunday service

Sunday 2nd & Monday 3rd January 2022: Sunday service

Normal timetables resume from Tuesday 4th January 2022

Stagecoach Supertram

Friday 24th December: Saturday timetable with early finish. Last trams from city centre at 1830 with last trams from outer termini around 1900.

Saturday 25th December: No service

Sunday 26th December: Special service from 0800-1900. Yellow route runs Meadowhall to Middlewood every 20 minutes and Festive Blue runs Meadowhall to Halfway every 20 minutes. No Purple route or Tram-Train service will operate.

Monday 27th to Thursday 30th December: Saturday service

Friday 31st December: Saturday timetable with early finish. Last trams from city centre at 1830 with last trams from outer termini around 1900.

Saturday 1st January 2022: Special service from 0800-1900. Yellow route will run Meadowhall-Middlewood every 30 minutes, Tram-Train will run Rotherham Parkgate-Cathedral every 30 minutes and Blue route will run Halfway-Cathedral every 30 minutes. Ni Purple route service.

Sunday 2nd & Monday 3rd January 2022: Sunday service

Normal timetables resume from Tuesday 4th January 2022

Tyne and Wear Metro

Friday 24th December: Normal service until 1800 then hourly service on each line

Saturday 25th December: No service

Sunday 26th December: Sunday timetable between 0800 and 2000. No trains between Pelaw and South Hylton with replacement buses in service instead

Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th December: Normal weekday timetable with no additional peak time times

Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th December: Normal weekday timetable

Friday 31st December: Normal service until 2200 then 30 minute service on each line

Saturday 1st January 2022: No service

Sunday 2nd January 2022: Sunday service

Monday 3rd January 2022: Normal weekday timetable with no additional peak time times

Normal timetables resume from Tuesday 4th January 2022

West Midlands Metro

Friday 24th December: Normal service

Saturday 25th December: No service

Sunday 26th December: Sunday service

Monday 27th December: Sunday service

Tuesday 28th December: Sunday service

Wednesday 29th December and Thursday 30th December: Normal service

Friday 31st December: Normal service

Saturday 1st January 2022: Sunday service

Sunday 2nd January 2022: Sunday service

Monday 3rd January 2022: Sunday service

Normal timetables resume from Tuesday 4th January 2022

And if heritage trams are your thing…

Beamish

Open daily from Monday 27th December to Sunday 2nd January 2022.

Blackpool Tramway

The Magical Express Tour runs Monday 27th to Thursday 30th December and Sunday 2nd & Monday 3rd January 2022.

Illumination Tours are also running but are fully booked.

East Anglian Transport Museum

Open on Saturday 1st January 2022

Seaton Tramway

Monday 27th December 2021 to Monday 3rd January 2022: Trams running every 30 minutes from Seaton to Colyton between 1000 and 1600

Please check before travelling as late changes may be necessary to the service. If you do travel please take all advice on public transport usage at this time, ensure you wear a face covering.

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