Christmas and New Year services 2018/19

The Turkey gets boring, you’re fed up with yet more repeats on the television and being confined to barracks with the family is starting to get a bit irritating – but what are you going to do? How about going out for some riding and photography on your local tramway or light rail system? Well, if you are so inclined you can find below details of the planned services on each system in the British Isles. For the 2018/19 period there is an improvement in service on West Midlands Metro whilst on Stagecoach Supertram with the national rail network being more or less closed on Boxing Day this means that the Tram-Train service will not run again until 27th December. Meanwhile it is pretty much business as usual across the British Isles, which means that there will be no trams at all in Blackpool on Boxing Day or New Year’s Day in addition to Christmas Day with the Prom bus service considered enough to cater for those wishing to travel. Read on to find out about the planned services…

Blackpool Tramway

Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) – Normal service with last tram from Starr Gate at 2015 and from Fleetwood Ferry at 2115

Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) – NO SERVICE

Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day) – NO SERVICE

Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th December – Normal service

Monday 31st December (New Year’s Eve) – Normal service with last tram from Starr Gate at 2015 and from Fleetwood Ferry at 2115

Tuesday 1st January 2019 (New Year’s Day) – NO SERVICE

Docklands Light Railway

Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) – Saturday service last trains from around 2200

Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) – NO SERVICE

Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day) – Trains running every 10 minutes. No service between Bow Church and Stratford after 2100.

Thursday 27th December – Saturday service with no service between Bow Church and Stratford after 2100

Friday 28th & Saturday 29th December – Saturday service

Sunday 30th December – Sunday service with no service between Bow Church and Stratford after 2100

Monday 31st December (New Year’s Eve) – Normal service until 0030 and then a service throughout the night until 0800 on New Year’s Day. This will run on all routes at a 15 minute frequency. Between 2345 and 0430 travel will be free.

Tuesday 1st January 2019 (New Year’s Day) – Saturday service from 0800

Edinburgh Trams

Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) – Normal service until 2100. Last full route tram from York Place to Edinburgh Airport at 2158, last full route tram from Edinburgh Airport to York Place at 2115. Later departures (2114-2248) from Edinburgh Airport will terminate at Edinburgh Gateway.

Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) – NO SERVICE

Wednesday 26th (Boxing Day) to Saturday 29th December – Normal service

Sunday 30th December – Normal weekend service until 1800 when trams will only run between Edinburgh Airport and West End Princes Street. The last full route service from Edinburgh Airport to York Place will depart at 1710 and from York Place to Edinburgh Airport at 1752.

Monday 31st December (New Year’s Eve) – Normal weekday service between Edinburgh Airport and West End Princes Street only. Between midnight and 0500 free night trams will run every 15 minutes.

Tuesday 1st January 2018 (New Year’s Day) – Normal weekday service with trams running full route to York Place from 0930. The first full route service from Edinburgh Airport to York Place will depart at 0933 and from York Place to Edinburgh Airport at 1014.

London Tramlink

Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) – A Saturday service will run until 1800 with a 15 minute frequency between 1800 and 2000 and a 20 minute frequency from 2000 until normal last tram time on Saturday service

Monday 25th December (Christmas Day) – NO SERVICE

Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day) – Sunday service

Thursday 27th December to Saturday 29th December – Saturday service

Sunday 30th December – Sunday service

Monday 31st December (New Year’s Eve) – Saturday service throughout day. Between 2345 and 0430 on New Year’s Day travel will be free. A special all night service will run every 30 minutes between Wimbledon and Beckenham Junction/New Addington until first trams on New Year’s Day.

Tuesday 1st January 2019 (New Year’s Day) – Sunday service

Luas

Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) – Last tram at 2000

Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) – NO SERVICE

Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day) – Sunday service between 0900 and 2330

Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th December – Saturday service

Sunday 30th December – Sunday service

Monday 31st December (New Year’s Eve) – Saturday service plus Night Luas service on all lines (Red line hourly service only between 0100 and 0300, Green line 30 minute frequency)

Monday 1st (New Year’s Day) January 2019 – Sunday service

Manchester Metrolink

Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) – Normal service with last trams departing the City at approximately 2100

Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) – NO SERVICE

Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day) – Saturday service with extra services for Manchester United match. Piccadilly Station stop will only be accessible from Fairfield Street.

Thursday 27th & Friday 28th December – Normal weekday service

Saturday 29th December – Normal Saturday service

Sunday 30th December – Normal Sunday service with extra trams for Manchester United match. Trams on Bury, Rochdale and Manchester Airport lines will be affected by engineering works until 0800.

Monday 31st December (New Year’s Eve) – Saturday service with last trams leaving Manchester City Centre at approximately 0100

Tuesday 1st January 2019 (New Year’s Day) – Sunday service

Nottingham Express Transit

Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) – Normal service

Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) – NO SERVICE

Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day) – Sunday service

Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th December – Normal service with extra late night trams

Monday 31st December (New Year’s Eve) – Normal service with extra late night trams

Tuesday 1st January 2019 (New Year’s Day) – Sunday service

Stagecoach Supertram

Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) – Saturday timetable with service finishing between 1800 and 1900

Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) – NO SERVICE

Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day) – Special service will run every 20 minutes between 0630 and 2100 from Meadowhall to Halfway/Middlewood. No service to Herdings Park, Malin Bridge or Rotherham Parkgate.

Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th December – Saturday service

Sunday 30th December – Sunday service

Monday 31st December (New Year’s Eve) – Saturday timetable with service finishing between 1800 and 1900

Tuesday 1st January 2019 (New Year’s Day) – Special service will run Medowhall-Middlewood, Halfway-Cathedral and Rotherham Parkgate-Cathedral.

Tyne & Wear Metro

Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) – Normal service until approximately 1830 then hourly service (half hourly through Newcastle City Centre) until around 2300

Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) – NO SERVICE

Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day) – Saturday service between 0800 to 2000

Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th December – Normal service

Monday 31st December (New Year’s Eve) – Normal service until approximately 2200 then 30 minute service (15 minute service through Newcastle City Centre) until about 2300

Tuesday 1st January 2019 (New Year’s Day) – NO SERVICE

West Midlands Metro

Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) – Normal service

Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) – NO SERVICE

Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day) – Sunday service until 0800 service then every 10 minutes between 0800 to 1800 with a 15 minute service until 2300.

Thursday 27th & Friday 28th December – Trams from every 8 minutes during the daytime with 15 minute frequency between 0515 and 0700 and 1900 and 2330.

Saturday 29th December – Normal service

Sunday 30th December – Normal service

Monday 31st December (New Year’s Eve) – Saturday service with last trams at 0045

Tuesday 1st January 2019 (New Year’s Day) – Sunday service with extra trams between 0800 and 1800 from every 10 minutes then every 15 minutes until 2300

All information above is provided in good faith but British Trams Online cannot be held responsible for any errors. You are strongly advised to check with the tramway before attempting to travel.

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