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Night Tube Q&A

19 August 2016  •  Author(s): VisitLondon.com

The Night Tube is coming to London, with a 24-hour service on Fridays and Saturdays. Here’s a guide to the new service…

Night Tube

The first 24-hour Tube services are launching on 19 August 2016 on the Central and Victoria lines. Services on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines will follow in autumn 2016.

Which Lines Will Be Served By The Night Tube?

From 19 August:

  • Victoria line: there will be trains running on average every 10 minutes across the entire line.
  • Central line: trains will be running approximately every 10 minutes between White City and Leytonstone and approximately every 20 minutes between Ealing Broadway to White City, and Leytonstone to Loughton/ Hainault. There will be no Night Tube services between North Acton and West Ruislip, Loughton and Epping and Woodford and Hainault.

From autumn 2016:

  • Jubilee line: the trains will run every 10 minutes across the entire line.
  • Northern line: there will be trains running around every 8 minutes between Morden and Camden Town and approximately every 15 minutes from Camden Town to High Barnet / Edgware. No Night Tube services will be provided on the Bank and Mill Hill East branches.
  • Piccadilly Line: trains will be running every 10 minutes between Cockfosters and Heathrow Terminal 5. There will be no service on the Terminal 4 loop, or between Acton Town and Uxbridge.

There are plans to extend the Night Tube to sections of the District, Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines, and on parts of the London Overground and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR).

How Much Will It Cost To Travel On The Night Tube?

Standard off-peak fares will apply when travelling on London’s Night Tube. Standard daily capping will also apply when using an Oyster cardVisitor Oyster card or contactless payment cards.

Day Travelcards will be valid on the day of issue, and for journeys starting up to 4:29 on the following day.

Will There Be Any Changes To London’s Night Bus Services?

From 19 August the following existing bus routes will start running 24 hours on Friday and Saturday: 34, 123, 145, 158, 296, E1, W3 and W7.

Will It Be Safe To Travel On The Night Tube?

An enhancement of the policing presence will take place across London’s Tube network, to guarantee safe travel at all times. The British Transport Police (BTP) will provide more than 100 officers to patrol the 144 stations served by the Night Tube.

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