Night Tube! All-night Tube service to be extended to most Tube lines, Overground and DLR

Soon, you will be able to ride the trains of London all-night.

Good news Londoners – planned all-night rail services are being extended to cover even more London lines.

In September this year, the Piccadilly, Victoria, Central, Jubilee and Northern lines are to begin all-night services on Friday and Saturday nights.

Now it has been announced that night trains will be extended to the Overground by 2017.

By 2021, night trains will run on the DLR, District, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines.

The government said that the move will create an astonishing 500,000 jobs, and contribute £6.4bn to London’s economy.

Speaking about the plans, Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “As London’s population continues to grow, it is investments in infrastructure such as this which will ensure that the capital remains competitive and the best big city to live in.

“Today we have committed to additional night Tube services, the first 24-hour London Overground and the purchase of hundreds of brand new buses.

“This, combined with the promise of future investment in projects such as Crossrail 2 and the Bakerloo Line extension, will ensure we keep the capital’s economy moving well into the 21st century.”

But rail unions are not convinced by Johnson’s figures and queried how the £6.4bn number was calculated.

According to the Evening Standard, Mick Cash, leader of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, said: “This announcement has been dropped on London by the mayor as a blatant pre-election stunt without a shred of consultation with the union.”

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