London's Night Tube Has a (New) Official Launch Date

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

When I say 'night', you say 'tube'. TfL’s having a party, so bring your booze books and your char-ming selves down to your local Underground station (if it’s on the Central or Victoria line) on the evening of August 19th. Yes, almost 12 months after it was originally supposed to get going, the 24-hour Tube service is actually going to creak into action.

First to get the all-night treatment will be the Central and Victoria lines, with the Piccadilly, Jubilee and Northern to follow in the autumn. Pissed-up boozehounds will be able to catch six trains per hour between 00.30 and 05.30 when the Friday and Saturday night service arrives, though this will be increased to eight per hour on the notoriously sardine-tin-like Northern line.

“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,” said new Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. “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 image above (click to embiggen) shows off all the stations that'll be served by the Night Tube a little more clearly than an explanation from myself would. So, you know, click it. [Standard]