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London launches 24hour Night Tube

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London Underground will introduce a 24-hour ‘Night Tube’ services at weekends, helping retain London’s status as a vibrant and exciting place to live, work and visit.

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced “as well as creating vital new jobs and giving a huge boost to our economy, the Night Tube will help millions of people to get around our city more easily and quickly. The evolution of the Night Tube will without doubt make London an even better place to live, work, visit and invest”.

Launching in September 2015, the Night Tube services will also play a vital role in opening up London’s night-time economy to a host of new opportunities, such as a greater range of uses and a wider demographic. The Night Tube services is expected to support around 2000 jobs and boost the economy by £360 million and , according to research commissioned by Transport for London.

“The new service will boost jobs and will benefit the economy by hundreds of millions of pounds. We will also now be exploring any sponsorship opportunities that could make this transformative service even more cost-effective”, said Mike Brown MVO, the Managing Director of London Underground.

Access the full report – Impact of the Night Tube on London’s Night Time Economy.

Introduction of the 24 hour Night Tube service is part of a huge programme of modernisation being undertaken by London Underground.

Billions of pounds are being invested to upgrade or replace major stations, trains, tracks and signalling to provide more capacity, and deliver more frequent, reliable and accessible services for a growing London.

Read the full report on London Undergrounds modernisation programme – Fit for the Future