The long-awaited 24-hour weekend London Overground service has a lunch date. It will begin on December 15th, just in the middle of the busy holiday season.
In an effort to try and spark London’s beleaguered nightlife, the city is extending the Tube’s hours to 24 hours over the weekend. Trains will run through the night between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction over the weekend and then extend to Highbury & Islington in the New Year. It is hoped that the move will boost business along the line by £200m a year.
The Night Tube was first launched on the Central Line last August and currently runs on the Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines.
“I’m delighted that we can bring night services to the east London line for the first time ever next month,” says Sadiq Khan, London’s Mayor in a statement via the Evening Standard.
“The Night Tube has proven such a success with Londoners, I know the Night Overground will help thousands more who are working through the night or out enjoying our capital’s nightlife.”
Get ready for more access to nightlife in London on the weekends.