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Night Tube to launch on Northern Line in November

London mayor Sadiq Khan announced that Night Tube services will begin running on the Northern Line on 18 November after they opened on the Jubilee Line on Friday.

Khan (pictured at the Jubilee Line launch) said that the Night Tube has been a success, with nearly three-quarters of a million journeys made on the Central and Victoria lines since services began in August.

The Night Tube has cut journeys by between 20 and 60 minutes and is expected to boost London’s economy by £77m a year and support around 2,000 permanent jobs.

Khan said: “There was a real buzz from when we launched the first Night Tube services in August, and I am delighted that the Jubilee Line services are now up and running.

“Hundreds of thousands of Londoners have already benefited, and it’s great news that so many more will now be able to enjoy our world-class cultural venues on the South Bank, as well as venues such as The O2 and Wembley Stadium, without needing to make that late dash for the last Tube. Being from Tooting, I’m also really looking forward to the start of services on the Northern Line next month.”

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Mark Wild, London Underground’s managing director, said introducing the Night Tube on the Northern Line next month “will be another step forward for London, opening up new opportunities for Tube customers to enjoy even more of what London has to offer”.

Night Tube services on the Jubilee Line will run an average of every 10 minutes across the entire line from Stanmore to Stratford on Friday and Saturday nights. Northern Line services will run every eight minutes on average between Morden and Camden Town and approximately every 15 minutes from Camden Town to High Barnet/Edgware.

The mayor’s office said Night Tube services on the Piccadilly Line will be introduced “later this year” once the new drivers complete their training.

(Images c. Transport for London)

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Andrew Gwilt   11/10/2016 at 10:37

I do like how the Mayor of London, TfL and other organisations that are wanting to introduce night services on some of London Underground tube lines such as Victoria, Central and Jubilee lines which will soon see Northern, Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines to also introduce night service and the Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Circle and District sub-surface lines to introduce night service in the near future and possibly the Waterloo & City line that could also feature in having night service even though its only a short tube line with Bank and Waterloo as 2 terminus stations on the W&C line. But what about London Overground, TfL Rail (Elizabeth Line), Docklands Light Railway, Emirates Air-Line cable car, Tramlink and other transport in London to operate night services even though London's buses do also operate night bus services across London.

Boris   11/10/2016 at 11:48

Don't know how Crossrail can operate night trains if it hasn't been opened yet, Andrew.

Andrew Gwilt   11/10/2016 at 18:06

Properly it will happen once Crossrail is fully operational and could introduce night service from 2022.

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