Originally expected to launch last September, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has confirmed that the capital’s Night Tube will commence operation in July.
Currently the entire Tube closes from around 1am to 5am, but when the Night Tube begins a reduced London Underground network will continue to run through those hours on Friday and Saturday nights (comprising of the Jubilee, Victoria, Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines).
Jubilee and Victoria line trains will run every 10 minutes across the full line. Northern line trains will run on average every 8 minutes between Morden and Camden Town and every 15 minutes from Camden Town to High Barnet.
The new proposal met a lot of criticism from Tube workers regarding their work/personal life balance; Aslef and the Rail (the two biggest Tube unions) have now accepted a pay deal on behalf of their members.
There will be an enhanced police presence during the night Tube hours. The British Transport Police will provide more than 100 officers to patrol the 144 open stations.