London mayor announces launch of 24-hour London Overground weekend service
London mayor Sadiq Khan will be instating 24-hour service for the London Overground starting later this year. The new plans will connect New Cross Gate with Dalston Junction, with connections to Highbury and Islington in 2018. The announcement comes less than a year after the city launched Night Tube services to connect passengers to nightlife hotspots east of the capital 24 hours a day, in August of 2016. Khan noted that the Night Tube services have been a “real success” across London and is delighted to bring the late night public transit services to East London in 2017. Under the current schedule, Overground trains stop just after midnight. In a statement the mayor elaborates,
“[These services] will provide huge benefits to Londoners and visitors to our city, helping those working hard through the night and all those out enjoying everything London has to offer, as well as creating jobs and boosting our economy,”
The Night Time Industries Association, which represents London’s bars and nightclubs, celebrated the good news.”London is making significant strides to become a smart, future-oriented 24-hour city in which transport is a vital component,” chairman Alan Miller said. The all-night Overground services are expected to launch in December.
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