The Night Tube – London 24 hours
No this isn’t a film title.. its LONDON FINALLY BECOMING A 24HR CITY!
In the early hours on 12th September they will launch the night time Tube service. The Night Tube will support London’s 24-hour lifestyle by offering a round-the-clock service on Fridays and Saturdays, on five lines: the Jubilee, Victoria, and most of the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines.
London is already a 24-hour city, and thanks to the huge investment to modernise the Underground, we are now 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 our existing Night bus services and London Taxi and Private Hire vehicles.
Jubilee and Victoria lines – trains running on average every 10 minutes across the entire lines
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
Northern line – trains running on average every 8 minutes between Morden and Camden Town and approximatively 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
We also plan 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.
We will charge 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.
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, supporting almost 2,000 permanent jobs and boosting the economy by £360m.
Demand for a 24-hour Tube service is clear – late night Tube use has increased at double the rate of day-time trips and Night bus usage has risen by 173 per cent since 2000. There are already over half a million users of the Tube after 22:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
The launch of the Night Tube on 12 September means all night services will be operating for the start of the Rugby World Cup, hosted in England and Wales between 18 September and 31 October. The Night Tube will provide an additional transport option to get around during the event.
Its about time huh?!