London Night Tube Now Expected to Open in August

By Gerald Lynch on at

Justifying that one last beer on a night out in London will get easier come the end of the summer, as sources speaking to The Telegraph now suggest that the capital's Night Tube service will kick off in August.

The 24-hour tube service had been due to roll down the Underground's tracks back in September 2015, but union rows over working conditions lead to strike action, which in turn lead to the service's start date being delayed. While TfL has yet to confirm the reports, Telegraph sources claim that all-night travel on Fridays and Saturdays across the Jubilee and Victoria lines will begin in August. These will be followed by the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines in September.

Positive moves towards the service opening occurred last week, with Aslef and the Rail, Maritime and Transport unions accepting a new pay deal. Though two of the biggest transport unions, Transport Salaried Staffs Association and Unite, have yet to agree the terms, it's thought that TfL now has enough support to run the night tube regardless, with the other unions expected to follow suit too. [Telegraph]