Night Tube: information has been leaked!
According to a leak it looks like the night time service on the London Underground will be kicking off in August, which is great news for those of you who want to booze 'til late in the summer.
Transport for London haven't given any official dates on all this, so obviously, this is still a rumour, but seeing as the service has been delayed for so long, TfL will surely be raring to go and get this moving sooner, rather than later.
Of course, one of the big reasons that this can happen, is the huge breakthrough in negotiations with TfL and the unions representing the staff who work on the Underground. Pay deals have been accepted by members of Aslef and the RMT. There's the Transport Salaried Staffs Association and Unite to accept any deals, but it sounds like TfL are pushing on anyway.
Late night travellers will be able to utilise the night service on Fridays and Saturdays on the Victoria and Jubilee Lines in August, and come September, on the Central, Northern and Piccadilly routes.
"The new drivers can see what having a strong trade union means for protecting pay and working conditions and whole groups have been joining up together," said Finn Brennan, Aslef’s organiser on London Underground. "The package the union has negotiated means they are guaranteed the same benefits as existing drivers and will be able to move to full-time roles if they choose to."