Friday 26 August 2016 10:48 am

Jubilee line Night Tube services to start on 7 October

The first Night Tube service on the Jubilee line will start from 7 October, the mayor of London has said.

The news comes after Londoners hailed the success of the service beginning on the Central and Victoria Lines last weekend.

Over 1‎00,000 people used, and are benefitting from, the launch of London’s first all-night Tube services on the Central and Victoria lines, which started on 19 August.

Read more: 50,000 journeys – The Night Tube in numbers

Sadiq Khan said: “I was determined to get the Night Tube up and running as soon as possible, and I’m delighted the Jubilee Line will now begin on 7 October. There was huge excitement at the launch of the Central and Victoria Lines last Friday, and it’s already having a beneficial impact on our Night Time economy.

“Over 100,000 people used the Night Tube last weekend to get around London more quickly and safely. The launch of the Jubilee Line will support thousands more workers like nurses, cleaners, and people who work in our bars and restaurants – many of whom currently take two night buses to get home. It will also serve some of our city’s key venues, with The O2, Wembley Stadium and Stratford on route.

“I will continue to work closely with British Transport Police, TfL staff and Londoners across our city to ensure the roll-out of the Night Tube continues to be a success, and we unlock the full potential of London’s exciting night time economy.”

The initial Night Tube service map (Source: TfL)

Read more: Sadiq Khan: Night Tube will support thousands of workers

The Night Tube is expected to support nearly 2,000 jobs and boost London's economy by £77m a year, according to research.

Passenger data shows that more than 50 per cent of people using night buses are going to or returning from work.

Mark Wild, London Underground’s managing director, said: “The Night Tube is another important step in the modernisation of London Underground, designed to make life easier for our customers. As well as the new Night Tube services, we’re also introducing new Night bus routes and taxi ranks to help people complete their journeys home.”

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