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Night Tube expects eight millionth journey on first anniversary

PUBLISHED: 12:14 18 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:19 18 August 2017

The Night Tube launched a year ago

The Night Tube launched a year ago

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A year after it launched, the Night Tube is set to welcome its eight millionth passenger.

The service, which operates on five lines on Friday and Saturday nights, launched on August 19 last year - almost a year after originally intended.

During that time, the number of people using the service has exceeded predictions by around 15 per cent.

And while central London stations such as Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road have been predictably popular, so have east London interchanges Liverpool Street and Stratford.

It is estimated that late night journeys are now 20 minutes quicker on average than before the Night Tube was introduced.

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: “I remember the excitement of all the passengers boarding the train [on the launch night] and I’m so pleased that the enthusiasm of Londoners has stayed strong ever since.”


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