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Night Tube: Jubilee service to launch in October

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Image caption Tube services will run for 24 hours on Saturdays and Sundays

The Jubilee line is set to be the next Underground service to be added to the Night Tube.

It will launch on 7 October to follow the Central and Victoria lines, which started running between 00:30 and 05:00 BST last Saturday and Sunday.

More than 100,000 journeys were carried out on the opening weekend according to Transport for London (TfL).

Two further lines, Northern and Piccadilly, will join the service once drivers have completed training.

About 200 part-time drivers are currently taking part in a 14-week training programme.

Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was "determined to get the Night Tube up and running as soon as possible".

The service will run on:

  • Central line: Between Ealing Broadway and Loughton / Hainault
  • Victoria line: Entire line
  • Jubilee line: Entire line
  • Northern line: Excluding the Mill Hill East and Bank branches
  • Piccadilly line: Between Cockfosters and Heathrow Terminal 5

TfL said it did not know what impact the service would have on bus routes, but believed there would be a redistribution of services rather than a fall in the number of buses in operation.

Night Tube service

200,000

Expected number of journeys taken each weekend on the service

  • 103,000 Journeys taken on its opening weekend

  • 2,000 Jobs expected to be created

  • £77m Boost to the economy each year

  • Five Number of Underground lines which will operate overnight

AFP

The mayor hailed last weekend's Night Tube operation a success as footfall in Oxford Street and the West End rose by 14% and 16% respectively.

The Jubilee Night Tube service has been welcomed by The O2, Wembley Stadium, Canary Wharf Group and Westfield.

Rebecca Kane Burton, vice president of The O2, said: "The Night Tube is a game changer for venues like The O2 and thousands more across the capital.

"More than 60 per cent of our fans already use the Jubilee line to reach us. That will grow, the experience will improve and it will enhance options for the teams who work here too."

Sir George Iacobescu CBE, chairman and chief executive of Canary Wharf Group, said it would help bars stagger their opening hours and also support people working at Canary Wharf in round-the-clock industries such as banking, tech and media.

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