London to Get 24-Hour ‘Night Tube’ Train Service Starting in August
Transport for London announced that the long-awaited Night Tube will commence operations on August 19. The 24-hour weekend service will at first be offered on the Central and Victoria lines. It will be available on the Piccadilly, Jubilee, and Northern lines come autumn.
The start of service will mark the first time in the history of the Tube that Londoners will be able to travel at all hours of the night on Fridays and Saturdays.
“London is already a 24-hour city, and thanks to the huge investment to modernise the Underground, we are now rolling out a 24-hour Tube to match,” the agency said in a statement.
The service will complement existing Night bus services as well as the use of the traditional London Taxi.
The standard off-peak fare will be in effect for the Night Tube and Day Travelcards will be valid through 4:30 a.m. the following day.
When it launches in August, trains will run every ten minutes on the Victoria line across the entire line and, on the Central line every ten minutes between White City and Leytonstone and approximately every 20 minutes between Ealing Broadway to White City and Leytonstone to Loughton/Hainault.
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