The 24-hour Tube will be starting in spring

The unions have agreed a deal


The night tube is finally happening. Probably.

Today, the unions agreed a deal that will bring the service in. 84 per cent of the members of the RMT (Rail, Maritime and Transport union) voted in favour of pay and working conditions offered. The service is expected to start in spring, or early summer at the latest.

Union general secretary Mick Cash said:

“I want to pay tribute to RMT’s members across London Underground who have stood rock solid throughout the long campaign of industrial pressure to secure a fair deal from the company over pay and night Tube operation. Those members have now voted to accept the most recent offer from the company – an offer that was only made after the hard work by union reps in the negotiations backed up by the loyalty, determination and militancy of the workforce right across the Tube network.”

Here is what the new night tube will look like:

nighttube

The only union who haven’t voted are Aslef, but an outcome is expected soon.