Night Tube Services will cover Overground by the end of this year
London Overground will run throughout the night from December 2017
The scope of London’s 24-hour transport network has been increased again following yesterday’s announcement that the London Overground will run throughout the night from December 2017.
The Overground service will run through the night on Fridays and Saturdays between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction, although it won’t stop at Whitechapel station until September 2018 due to Crossrail work. The great news is that the new service will make clubs such as The Venue near New Cross Gate (which, with its stunning roof terrace, is perfect for summer nights out), and XOYO in Shoreditch, far more accessible. Also, if Egg is one of your favourite hotspots for a night of partying, you’re in luck – the line is due to be extended to include Highbury and Islington next year.
The Night Tube has been met with great enthusiasm, having seen 6.5 million journeys since it began last year. The service currently operates on the Central, Victoria, Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines.
However, the Night Tube has other benefits beyond helping people get home after a late night working or a night out. City Hall calculated that the service is boosting London’s economy by £77 million a year as well as supporting around 2000 permanent jobs.
TFL is aiming to extend the Night Tube to parts of the Metropolitan, Circle, District, and Hammersmith & City lines from 2023 onwards.