London Underground Tube to Run 24 Hours a Day on Weekends From 2015

By Gerald Lynch on at

The dreaded 3am night bus journey home is set to become a thing of the past for Londoners, as London Underground has announced that portions of the Tube network will run 24 hours a day on weekends, starting from 2015.

The first step towards a "21st century tube service" according to London Underground will see the Central, Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines run around the clock on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as "core" parts of the Northern line.

Other shake-ups to the service include the closure of many ticket offices at stations (putting some 750 jobs at risk) and a move away from Oyster Cards in favour of "direct payment methods", such as contactless credit cards. [Guardian]

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