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Covid-19 tier two travel advice from London Transport

Here is the latest travel advice from London Transport to help everyone make the most of London's shops, businesses and venues in the run up to Christmas.

"We are here to get you where you need to go, but it's important that everyone continues to follow Government guidance on how to keep everyone safe. 

Plan ahead
Parts of London may seem busier, particularly around the popular shopping and hospitality destinations, so we are asking everyone to plan ahead and travel during the quiet times so that social distancing, and keeping safe, is easier for everyone. 

Quiet times on public transport are currently between 08:15 and 16:00 and after 17:30 on weekdays, and before noon and after 18:00 on weekends. On roads, quiet times are between 10:00 and 15:00 and after 19:00 on weekdays, and before 10:00 and after 18:00 on weekends.

Visit our quiet times webpage for more information, where we keep a list of quiet times at stations and stops on our network. The list will be updated regularly as lockdown is lifted and parts of London become busier, particularly around shopping areas. 

Customers in tier 3 areas, such as those outside London where TfL services run, must ensure they follow tier 3 rules when in tier 2 areas.

Walk or cycle
If you can, consider walking or cycling all or part of your journey. We have a wide range of walking or cycling information to help you plan your journey.

On our network
We continue to run a full service to help ensure there is sufficient space for all those needing to travel around the Capital. Tube and rail services through central London run from 05:00 to after midnight every day, with buses continuing to operate around the clock. We will contact you again with detailed information about our services over the festive period

Extensive signage is in place across the network reminding customers to socially distance, and our enforcement staff and police partners are actively enforcing the national requirement for everyone to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth while in a station or travelling on public transport, unless they are exempt.

Around 90 per cent of customers are complying with this requirement, but the minority who are not will be refused entry to the network and fined. 

Enhanced cleaning regime
An enhanced cleaning regime on our transport network continues to make the network cleaner than ever. Trains and stations are cleaned with hospital-grade cleaning substances that kill viruses and bacteria on contact and provide ongoing protection.

What you can do
Everyone can help reduce the spread of coronavirus and other illnesses causing germs by continuing to adopt good hygiene habits like sanitising their hands. 

Wear a face covering over your mouth and nose for your entire journey, unless you are exempt. On means on.

Plan ahead. The TfL Go app makes it easier to plan journeys while on the move. The iPhone app provides information on the quiet times and real-time information, including live 'next bus' and step-free accessibility information. An Android version of the app will be released in the coming weeks. 

Use our travel tools to help plan your journey, including our walking distance Tube mapJourney Planner and our Facebook Travelbot

For more information on what we're doing to protect our customers across the network, visit our coronavirus webpage."