London all-night tube to launch in August
Good news for London Clubbers, as the today the new mayor or London, Sadiq Khan, has announced the 24-hour service is due to start on the 19th August.
The all-night tube service will launch on the Central and Victoria lines and about 200 part-time drivers are taking part in a 14-week training programme for the new service. Night services on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines will follow in two separate phases later in the autumn as new drivers complete their training and final preparations are made.
Khan said: “The night tube is absolutely vital to my plans to support and grow London’s night-time economy – creating more jobs and opportunities for all Londoners. The constant delays under the previous mayor let Londoners down badly. I have made getting the night tube up and running a priority, and London Underground has now confirmed that services on the first two lines will launch on 19 August.”
London’s transport commissioner, Mike Brown, said: “It is good news for London that the first ever all-night tube service will be ready on 19 August. More than half a million people use the tube after 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and the introduction of the night tube, which will support London’s businesses and jobs, is a historic step in our modernisation of the underground and our work to support London’s economic growth.”