The Night Tube gets official start date

23 May 2016
The Night Tube gets official start date

London Underground's new Night Tube is going to launch in August. Great news if you like staying out on summer nights and don't like the night buses.

The new mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said that the new night services will kick off on the Central and Victoria lines on Friday, August 19th. Then, in Autumn, night services on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines will start to run.

And if you don't live in London, you probably don't care as you can get a cheap taxi from the pub to your house.

Here's a map, of the Night Tube services.

Khan said: "The Night Tube is absolutely vital to my plans to support and grow London's night-time economy - creating more jobs and opportunities for all Londoners. The constant delays under the previous mayor let Londoners down badly."

"I have made getting the Night Tube up and running a priority, and London Underground has now confirmed that services on the first two lines will launch on 19 August."

A TfL spokesperson said: "Demand for night-time travel is on the rise. Late night Tube usage is increasing at double the rate of daytime trips and demand for travel on night buses has risen by over 170 per cent since 2000."

"To meet the expected demand for Night Tube services, there will be six trains per hour through central London on all Night Tube lines between 0030 and 0530."

TOPICS:   Travel

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