Monday 22 June 2015

Night Tube map: First look at the official map for London's new service - due to launch in September

A new map showing the stations set to be served by London's Night Tube has been released. The 24-hour trains, due to run from September 12 this year, will stop at stations on the Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines.

Transport for London (TfL) claims the service will transform the capital's night time economy, boosting it by £360million and creating 2000 permanent jobs.
Late night revellers can expect to cut their journey time by an average of 20minutes if they swap night buses for tubes, according to TfL.
The Night Tube will run on Friday nights and during the early hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings on the following lines:
• Central line: trains will run between Ealing Broadway and Hainault;
• Jubilee line: trains will run on the entire line;
• Northern line: trains will run on the entire line except on the Mill Hill East and Bank branches;
• Piccadilly line: trains will run between Cockfosters and Heathrow Terminal 5;
• Victoria line: trains will run on the entire line.
Gareth Powell, London Underground's director of strategy and service development, hailed the service as "a historic step in our modernisation of the Underground." 
He said: "The Night Tube map shows our customers exactly when and where they can use this landmark service, which will make their late night journeys quicker and easier than ever before.

"As well making life easier for people, the Night Tube will also boost London’s night-time economy – supporting thousands of jobs and stimulating hundreds of millions of pounds in economic growth.”
The map was launched as Tube drivers voted to strike over the introduction of the all-night Tube service, as well as pay conditions.
Aslef union members backed industrial action by 97 per cent last week and are set to strike from 9.30pm on July 8. The RMT and TSSA are set to ballot their members later this month.
Aslef claims that Tube drivers could be made to work an unlimited number of weekend and night shifts for no extra pay when the Night Tube is launched.
But London Underground said it was committed to reaching a settlement with workers that was "fair, affordable and sustainable".
Click here to see the new map in full.