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30.08.16

Night Tube to launch on Jubilee Line in October

Night Tube services will launch on the Jubilee Line on 7 October, London mayor Sadiq Khan has said.

Khan made the announcement after the service was successfully launched on the Victoria and Central lines on 19 August.

It is expected that it will open on the Northern and Piccadilly lines by the end of the year.

Khan said: “I was determined to get the Night Tube up and running as soon as possible, and I’m delighted the Jubilee Line will now begin on 7 October.

“There was huge excitement at the launch of the Central and Victoria lines last Friday, and it’s already having a beneficial impact on our Night Time economy.”

He added that the launch of the Jubilee Line will support thousands more workers like nurses, cleaners, and people who work in our bars and restaurants – many of whom currently take two night buses to get home.

“It will also serve some of our city’s key venues, with The O2, Wembley Stadium and Stratford on route,” said Khan.

The Night Tube was due to start running last year, but was delayed after London Underground failed to reach an agreement with drivers’ unions over pay, leading to strikes.  The service has already proved popular, with over 50,000 passengers using the Night Tube during its launch weekend.

(Image c. Yui Mok from PA Wire/Press Association Images)

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Andrew Gwilt   30/08/2016 at 21:17

And what about the Northern, Bakerloo, Piccadilly and Waterloo & City lines that could have night service introduced?

ASLEF Shrugged   31/08/2016 at 08:09

Rather than failing to reach an agreement with drivers over pay the strikes were a result of LU trying to impose changes to existing agreements that affected all grades including station staff, junior management and technicians represented by all four unions.

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