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Night Tube to launch on the London Overground

Night Overground services will begin in east London on Friday 15 December, making travelling at night even easier for thousands of Londoners.

The 24-hour services will operate on Friday and Saturday nights between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction, extending to Highbury & Islington next year.

This will help Londoners working through the night as well as those enjoying east London’s thriving nightlife.

The launch follows the success of the Night Tube which has seen more than nine million journeys and contributed more than £170m to London’s economy in its first year.

Since its launch a decade ago in November 2007, the London Overground has grown to be the third largest rail operator in the UK.

It provides a vital transport link for millions of Londoners, creating an orbital route around inner London and serving 23 of the Capital’s boroughs, as well as southern Hertfordshire.

Khan said: “The Overground has transformed travel across the capital in the last 10 years, opening up areas of London and setting a new standard for quality of service on the rail network.

“We continue to improve the service every year and I’m delighted that we can bring night services to the East London line for the first time ever next month.

“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.”

Nadia Wyse, venue director of Printworks London, said: “For London to be successful as a cultural capital, and attract the best events and talent from around the world, it needs a vibrant night time economy supported by its transport networks.

“TfL’s announcement that all night London Overground services will pass through Canada Water is fantastic news for people visiting our events.”

Matthew Moffat, Old Street District Partnership chairman, added: “The Old Street District Partnership are delighted that Night Overground is coming to east London.

“The economic impact of this will only be a positive one, benefiting businesses, staff and visitors as people will have the added security of now being able to get home safely much later.

“We very much look forward to Night Overground extending to Highbury and Islington next year.”

Jonathan Fox, TfL’s director of London rail and sponsored services, said: “The East London line, from New Cross Gate to Dalston Junction, is one of the most popular parts of London Overground, with the railway having contributed hugely to the regeneration of large parts of London over recent years.

“All night services, on Fridays and Saturday nights, from 15 December will make it easier for our customers to explore east London and enjoy the area’s thriving night life and other attractions. It will also help support thousands of people working in night time jobs and boost the local and wider economy.”

Published: 21 November 2017

Article by Bryce Wilcock
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