• Posted:Thursday, December 31, 2009
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Free transport in London
In a move that may further excite all those jet setters who have booked themselves a room in a London hostel for New Year's Eve, the city has announced that it will be offering revellers the chance to take advantage of free travel throughout the night's festivities.

This means that if you've spent all your cash on champagne, sparklers and silly hats, you'll still be able to make your weary way back to your London hostel after the mayhem and merriment is done and dusted, (as long as you have your wits about you and can remember where it is, at any rate!)

Apparently, the freebies do not kick in on the Docklands Light Railway, the underground and the bus system until 23:45 GMT and will be running until 04:30 GMT. If you're still out and about after that then you'll have to make your own way home but that's surely way past everybody's bedtime anyway.

To make things even easier, 24-hour routes in the city are running normally, as are night buses and the authorities have taken the decision to extend a further 55 daytime services throughout the night, meaning that you're quite likely, all in all, to be able to catch a bus back to your digs.

And other cities appear to be doing the same. If you're in a hostel in New York, for example, the Independent has reported that you've been offered a helping hand by Puff Daddy and CIROC vodka, both of whom have prepaid thousands of cab fare cards to help people make it home in one piece.

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