London is a city, that lives 24 hours a day and the only logical consequence would be, that the public transport would also “live” 24 hours a day. Until now, we could only use night buses and taxis but that’s about to change. From 19th of August 2016 we will be able to use London Tube overnight, at least during the weekends.
What was firstly planned in September 2015 and then postponed because of the union strikes, will finally come true this August.
The Night Tube will start on Friday, 19th August on two lines, Central (red) and Victoria (light blue). There are 3 other lines starting in Autumn, Jubilee (grey), Northern (black) and Piccadilly (dark blue).
How often will the trains run?
Central: approximately every 10min between White City and Leytonstone and approximately every 20min between Ealing Broadway – White City and Leytonstone – Loughton/Hainault. There will be no Night Tube between North Acton – West Ruslip, Loughton – Epping and Woodford – Hainault.
Victoria in Jubilee: approximately every 10min on whole network.
Northern: approximately every 8min between Morden and Camden Town and approximately every 15min between Camden Town and High Barnet/Edgware. Night Tube won’t be running on Bank and Mill Hill East branch of Northern line.
Piccadilly: approximately every 10min between Cockfosters and Heathrow Terminal 5. No service to Terminal 4 loop and between Acton Town and Uxbridge.
The introduction of Night Tube won’t have affect on the tube ticket prices. Regular Off-peak prices will apply for night travels, and you will be able to use your travelcard from the day before until 4.29AM.
The mentioned Night Tube lines are just the start of the night service. Next year, the network is planned to expand to parts of Metropolitan, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines. London Overground should also get Night lines in 2017 as should London DLR until the year 2021.