London’s clubbers will finally be able to take advantage of the 24-hour tube this summer.

London’s Night Tube service finally has a launch date.

As BBC News reports, London mayor Sadiq Khan said that a limited version of the service will launch on August 19, with the Central and Victoria lines the first to open.

Khan said: “The Night Tube is absolutely vital to my plans to support and grow London’s night time economy—creating more jobs and opportunities for all Londoners.

“The constant delays under the previous mayor let Londoners down badly. I have made getting the Night Tube up and running a priority, and London Underground has now confirmed that services on the first two lines will launch on August 19th.”

The Piccadilly, Jubilee and Northern lines will follow in the autumn. The 24-hour underground services will run on Friday and Saturday nights only.

The service was originally scheduled to launch last September, but the original launch date was pushed back due to contract disputes.

Last November it appeared that the plans had been shelved indefinitely, after previous mayor Boris Johnson warned that the service was not “absolutely critical.”

The date will be welcomed by clubbers, who will benefit from easier journeys across the city during the early hours of the morning. Venue owners will also be relieved by the news, with a recent survey suggesting that young Brits prefer staying in to going out clubbing.



Share Tweet