London Night Tube Expands

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London Night Tube Services Expanded

When I first visited London, many decades ago, I was surprised at how early the city seemed to close down in those days, especially the London Tube.  It seems that things have changed in London, and the London Underground is extending its services well into the night.

Night Tube services are now running on the Central, Victoria and Jubilee lines. The Northern line (Charing Cross branch)begins soon, with the Piccadilly line coming later in the autumn. The Night Tube will offer a 24-hour service on Fridays and Saturdays.

The authorities have finally woken up to the fact that London is already a 24-hour city, and thanks to the huge investment to modernise the Underground, they are rolling out a 24-hour Tube to match. Demand has soared over recent years, with passenger numbers on Friday and Saturday nights up by around 70 per cent since 2000.

Across the Night Tube lines, you will be able to travel between Central London and the outskirts of the city. It will be pivotal to London’s night economy and complement existing Night bus services and London Taxi and Private Hire vehicles.

Service details

The following information tells you about each service line:

Victoria line – trains running on average every 10 minutes across the entire line

Central line – trains running approximately every 10 minutes between White City and Leytonstone and approximately every 20 minutes between Ealing Broadway to White City and Leytonstone to Loughton/ Hainault

No service between North Acton and West Ruislip, Loughton and Epping and Woodford and Hainault

Jubilee line – trains running on average every 10 minutes across the entire line

Northern line  – trains running on average every 8 minutes between Morden and Camden Town and approximately every 15 minutes from Camden Town to High Barnet / Edgware

No service on the Mill Hill East and Bank branches

Piccadilly line  – trains running on average every 10 minutes between Cockfosters and Heathrow Terminal 5

No service on the Terminal 4 loop, or between Acton Town and Uxbridge

There are also plans to expand the night time service to parts of the Metropolitan, Circle, District, and Hammersmith & City lines once our modernisation programmes are complete. Additionally, services could operate on parts of the London Overground in 2017 and the Docklands Light Railway by 2021.

Fares

Charges will be standard off-peak fares for travelling on the Night Tube.

Day Travelcards are valid on the day of issue (using the date printed on the card), and for journeys starting before 04:30 the following day. For example, if you buy a Day Travelcard at 11:00 on Friday, you can use it until 04:29 on the following Saturday. Daily capping on Oyster cards and contactless payment cards also applies.

Why now?

The new service has been made possible thanks to the continued modernisation of significant parts of the Underground network and improved levels of reliability. Independent research into the economic benefits of the Night Tube found that the new service will boost jobs and help maintain London’s status as a vibrant and exciting place to live, work and visit.

The Night Tube will cut night-time journeys by an average of 20 minutes, with some cut by more than an hour. It will also play a vital role in opening up London’s night-time economy.

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