Christmas came early at City Hall yesterday as Jolly Father Ken-mas distributed his annual sack of goodies to the needy commuters of London.
First up: the Tube will run all night on New Year's Eve and there'll be extra night buses and DLR services too.
As Christmas presents go this is as predicatble as a pair of socks and a knitted jumper, but bear in mind that in last night's Standard the transport union Aslef were casting doubts on the all-night service saying "We are still having discussions about working all night." (There's a nice little scan of the article over at Annie Mole's site if you want a read.)
The second present out of Ken's sack (forgive the imagery) this year is of course the suspension of the Congestion Charge between Christmas and New Year.
However, for the second year running, the Charge will not apply from Saturday 24 December until Monday 2 January.
God bless, us everyone!