10 OCTOBER 2016
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London welcomed the start of Night Tube services on the Jubilee Line last Friday, with the Northern Line to follow suit on 18 November. Nearly 250,000 journeys, more than originally forecast, have already been made on the Central and Victoria Line night services since they began in August.
The Jubilee Line is the third service to be launched, providing links from Stanmore to Stratford. Northern Line services will run from High Barnet and Edgware, via the Charing Cross branch, to Morden.
When the Night Tube launches on the Northern Line, trains will run every 8min on average between Morden and Camden Town and about every 15min from Camden Town to High Barnet / Edgware.
The Piccadilly Line, which serves Heathrow from central London, will follow in a separate phase later this year as more Tube drivers complete their training in face of an increase in demand for night-time travel.
London mayor Sadiq Khan’s office says late-night Tube usage is increasing at double the rate of daytime trips and demand for travel on night buses has risen by more than 170% since 2000. The Night Tube is said to be cutting journeys by an average of 20min, with some cut by more than 1hr.
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