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24-hour Tube on weekends to boost night time economy

London is to get a 24-hour Tube service at weekends allowing tourists, residents and visitors
to the capital to travel around at all times of the day and night.

The announcement was one of a raft of improvements to the Underground public transport
network which will make travelling around London easier.


From 2015, Londoners and visitors to the capital will be able to take the Tube home at any
hour of the day or night on Fridays and Saturdays, supporting London’s vibrant night-time
economy and boosting businesses, jobs and leisure opportunities.


The new ‘Night Tube’ network has been made possible because significant parts of the
London Underground network have been successfully modernised.


From 2015, weekend services will run through the night on core parts of the system – initially
comprised of the Piccadilly, Victoria, Central and Jubilee lines and key sections of the
Northern line.


This network, which will be expanded to include other lines in subsequent years, will dovetail
with existing 24-hour and Night Bus services to give passengers an extensive and integrated
service throughout the night.
Julie Chappell, Director of Consumer Marketing and Digital Channels at London & Partners,
the city’s promotional organisation, said: “This is fantastic news for London’s night time
economy and the capital’s residents and visitors.


‘London is the world’s best big city with the best nightlife. There are 8000 restaurants, 4500
bars and clubs, 200 theatres and more live music events than any other city in the world - so
those people out enjoying what the capital has to offer deserve to have a 24 hour London
Underground system at the weekend.


‘With five tube lines running throughout the night everybody should be able to get home
safely at a time that suits them. It doesn’t matter if you’re going out clubbing, staying in town
for drinks or at a friend’s place we can all enjoy the weekend and not worry about missing
the last underground train.”


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Contact

Tamara Sperling, Freelance PR Manger Leisure Tourism on +44 (0)20 7234 5784 or tsperling@londonandpatners.com