People of London, we have big news! It’s not just the Underground that’s introducing a 24-hour service, the Overground and DLR are joining in, too.
Yes, by 2021, the Overground and DLR will be running night services at weekends. The 24-hour madness begins this year with weekend services starting on the Victoria, Piccadilly, Central, Jubilee and Northern lines and running throughout the night by the end of this year.
By 2017 the Overground will run a similar service, and by 2021 there will be night services on the DLR and the Circle, Metropolitan, District and Hammersmith and City lines. So you’ll be free to stay out stupidly late all over London, safe in the knowledge that you can always hop on a train home.
How has this exciting new development come about? Well, the extended services are part of a long-term economic plan that’s expected to add £6.4 billion to London’s economy by 2030. Added bonus: TfL is even extending wifi coverage to all underground sections of the tube by 2019. But please refrain from having your crackly Skype calls in public – nobody else on the tube cares about what your mate’s doing on holiday in Bali.
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