Jonathan Fryer

Writer, Lecturer, Broadcaster and Liberal Democrat Politician

A Night Tube for London, At Last!

Posted by jonathanfryer on Wednesday, 24th September, 2014

tube trainTransport for London has announced that from 12 September 2015, an overnight tube service will run on Fridays and Saturdays. So at last London Underground will be entering the 21st century, acknowledging the demands of the public in Europe’s premier city. In the past, all sorts of reasons were put forward why this was not possible; cleaning the tracks, for example. But I always suspected that some of these “reasons” were in fact excuses, and even if a 24/7 tube might not be feasible, given the antiquity of some of the infrastructure that shouldn’t stop a full weekend service. I imagine TfL must have got the relevant unions to agree to this; if so, hats off to them too. In London we are blessed with night buses (living on he very frequent No 25 route, I am particularly fortunate, but the buses are sometimes full or rowdy or both. And the tube will be much faster. So, thank you, TfL for some really cheering news. Less than a year to wait!

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One Response to “A Night Tube for London, At Last!”

  1. Gwyneth Deakins said

    Not so good if you happen to live next to an over ground Tube line, from where it seems that London residents’ quality of life comes second to allowing a few night club and bar owners to make money. Do they wonder why 40% of Londoners want to leave the city?

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