Night Tube to launch tonight
PUBLISHED: 07:00 19 August 2016
The long-awaited Night Tube comes into operation tonight.
Nearly a year after the service was scheduled to start the all-night weekend service finally begins on the Central and Victoria lines, expanding to the Jubilee, Piccadilly and Northern lines in the autumn.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced an extra £3.4m will be spent on policing the service when it kicks off.
Additional night buses will also start operating to coincide with the launch.
From Stratford, the 158 will run to Chingford Mount overnight on Friday and Saturday nights.
This is one of eight new bus routes to be brought in as passengers are able to travel on the Victoria and Central Lines for the first time throughout the night.
The new services will run every 30 minutes throughout the weekend, adding to seven new night bus services already made in anticipation of the five-line Tube.
Mr Khan said: “The Night Tube is going to transform our city as for the first time Tube passengers will be able to travel swiftly across the capital throughout the night.
“The routes will go hand-in-hand with the Night Tube to help Londoners get to and from their front door throughout the night. It’s another key step in helping everyone travel quickly and safely at night, and another boost to unlocking the full potential of our night time economy.”
Other improvements include the introduction of an all-week, 24-hour service on the 238 between Stratford and Barking.
Visit tfl.gov.uk for more information.