New Year's Eve in London

Up a quarter of a million of people are expected to converge on the capital tonight to welcome in 2013.

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London prepares for free travel this New Years Eve

As London gears up to celebrate the end of 2012 for the capital, Transport for London and Diageo reveal the operation on New Years Eve to ensure everyone gets home safe free of charge.

Tube train doors will open and close around 64,000 times between 11.45pm and 4.30am.

More than 19,000 bus stops will be visited by nearly 8,000 buses.

Buses will collectively clock up at least 40,000 miles on the capitals roads to get everyone home after the party.·

The transport networks 400 escalators will cover a total of 39,000 miles during the night - equivalent to lapping the world one and a half times.

A total of 561,496 miles will be travelled to get around 2.5 million people home.

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