London’s Night Tube to launch 24-hour service in August
In an effort to provide greater support for London’s night-time economy and create more jobs for Londoners, the city’s 24-hour night tube will officially begin running on August 19. The Central and Victoria lines will be the first to open, with the Piccadilly, Jubilee and Northern lines to follow suit in the fall.
Currently, around 200 part-time drives are undergoing a 14-week training ahead of the new service’s launch. The Night Tube was initially planned to launch in September 2015 but was delayed due to a strike over compensation and “work life balance.”
“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,” says Mike Brown, London’s transport commissioner.