Wednesday 22 Dec
Updated Wednesday 22 Dec 21:09

West Ham United v Southampton- Boxing Day matchday travel information

Stratford Station


West Ham United would like to advise supporters that there will be travel disruption for our Boxing Day 3pm kick-off against Southampton.

The main disruptions affecting public transport routes are:

National Rail Services:

  • No c2c services
  • No Greater Anglia services to/from Stratford
  • No South Eastern services to/from Stratford International

Supporters are advised to check their journeys before travel, with resources such as TfL's Journey Planner or the TfL Go App helping to avoid some essential works across the transport network. Supporters may also wish to visit the National Rail website to plan their journey if traveling on the rail network.

Although the vast majority of the TfL network will be operating as usual over the festive period, some service changes and essential planned work on parts of London's public transport network and roads will be taking place.

A summary of transport updates can be found below, with full travel advice available here.

Stratford Station

Reduced London Underground services
Stratford Station is operating with a reduced service on the London Underground network.

Jubilee line
There will be a special service in place on the Jubilee line running between Stratford and Willesden Green. There is no service on the Jubilee line between Willesden Green and Wembley Park and replacement buses will be in operation for this section of the Jubilee line. There will also be a shuttle service operating between Wembley Park and Stanmore. Replacement buses will operate between Stonebridge Park (Bakerloo line) and Willesden Green (Jubilee line) calling at Wembley Park, Neasden, Dollis Hill.
It is anticipated that a service will operate every 4-5 minutes on the Jubilee line throughout the day.

Central line
There will be a service operating every 4 minutes eastbound and westbound through the central section the Central line, which Stratford is part of.

Other London Underground and rail service updates
There will be no TfL Rail, Greater Anglia, C2C or ARL services operating on Boxing Day, which could result in additional Stop and Hold queues being requested after the game to assist with the safe entry of supporters into Stratford Station during peak times. Staff will endeavour to minimise these requests wherever possible, but we thank supporters for their patience while station and stadium staff look to assist with your safe journey home.
There will be no service on the Piccadilly Line, with replacement bus services calling at all stops. There will also be no service on the Waterloo & City line.
The District line is running with no services to Kensington Olympia.


London Overground – Reduced service with replacement bus service

London Overground services will be running only between Highbury & Islington and West Croydon. There will be no service on other London Overground routes.

Richmond/Clapham Junction-Stratford
There will be a reduced service between Clapham Junction and Shepherds Bush. There will be no service on remainder of line, with replacement buses in operation.

Highbury & Islington-West Croydon/Clapham Junction/Crystal Palace – Overground
There will be a reduced service between Highbury and West Croydon. There will be no service on remainder of line, with replacement buses in operation.

Watford Junction-Euston
There will be no service on this route.

Gospel Oak-Barking
There will be no service on this route.

Liverpool Street-Enfield/Cheshunt/Chingford
There will be no service on this route.


Stratford International Station

There will be no service on SouthEastern trains into Stratford International Station.



There will be no service between Bank-Tower Gateway and Poplar-West India Quay.


Buses operating a Sunday service

London Buses will be operating a Sunday service (including night and 24-hour services).

Heathrow Airport

TfL Rail and Heathrow Express services will not be running on Christmas Day or Boxing Day due to Network Rail signalling works. In addition, there are planned essential closures on parts of the Piccadilly line on Boxing Day and throughout the festive period to enable safety-critical renewal work on some parts of the line, which will also help the line run more reliably. Supporters needing to travel to or from Heathrow Airport on Boxing Day are advised to consider replacement non-stop coach services from Hammersmith or replacement bus services between Acton Town and Heathrow.


Victoria Coach Station

Victoria Coach Station will remain open throughout the festive period for privately operated coach services. This includes services between Victoria and Heathrow Airport on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Passengers are advised to book in advance and check with their coach operator prior to travelling.


Accessible Shuttle Bus – reduced service

The Accessible Shuttle Bus service will be available from 1pm at Stratford Station (Platform 13) and Stratford International Bus Station. Supporters are advised that there will be a reduced service on Boxing Day, due to a shortage of drivers, so we would recommend Shuttle Bus users try to arrive as early as possible. If you can travel to the stadium by foot comfortably, we respectfully ask you to consider making room for registered disabled supporters in need of a seat on the bus service. Face coverings must be worn on the shuttle bus unless supporters have a recognised exemption according to Government guidelines.


Car parking

If driving, supporters are advised to plan ahead as planned works could mean there will be diversions along their routes. Drivers are encouraged to check before they travel here. There are a number of public car parks in the Stratford area. All are expected to be extremely busy during the Christmas period. It is recommended to avoid using Westfield Stratford car parks as they will be exceptionally busy with Boxing Day shoppers.



Visitors to the London Stadium will always be very welcome at Westfield Stratford City but we would like to make those attending the West Ham game with Southampton on Boxing Day aware of some changes to our Centre as we look to manage a very busy day as safely and securely as we can.

Our opening hours are changing as a one off to 10am to 4pm with only our bars, restaurants, hotels and leisure outlets remaining open once the Centre closes.  The Centre will be extremely busy from opening through to 4pm.  Whilst everyone will always be welcome at Westfield, guests can expect to experience queues to access the Centre itself as well as to some of our retailers.  

Entry to the Centre will also be subject to Covid-19 regulations and we ask that anyone who is not exempt, must wear a mask at all times in the Centre.  

Finally, we expect our Car Parks to be full from midday with queues on both the approaches to the area and delays to leave the Centre at the end of the day.  Stadium attendees may want to consider this as part of planning their journey.”


Drop-off locations

The nearest drop-off locations to the stadium on matchday are located at: Warton Road (South), Pudding Mill Lane Station (South) and Marshgate Lane (North). Please note that road closures are in place around the stadium in order to provide safe pedestrian routes for supporters before and after the match.  Parking Enforcement Services will be in operation across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Stratford.


Health and safety and face coverings

Supporters must continue to wear a face covering on all public transport services and in stations for the duration of their journey or risk being fined in line with new Government regulations, unless they are exempt.

TfL is continuing to ensure customers can travel safely and confidently on its services. Tube trains and stations are cleaned with hospital-grade cleaning substances that kill viruses and bacteria on contact and provide ongoing protection. Independent testing by Imperial College London has been carried out monthly since September 2020, taking swabs of touch points in stations, buses and air samples in ticket halls.

No traces of coronavirus on TfL's public transport network have been found since independent testing began.