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The tube will run all night long on weekends from 2015

Posted at 3:01 pm, November 21, 2013 in News, Transport
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Some said the day would never come, but Transport for London has just announced the tube will run a 24-hour weekend service on some lines, starting in 2015.

The Night Tube  will run on the Northern, Piccadilly, Central and Jubilee lines on Friday and Saturday nights, with other lines up for inclusion in later years.

Here’s the full map (click to embiggen):

tube night map

And that’s not all! You’ll be able to wave and pay at ticket machines and 27 more stations will become step-free. This is another big win for the would-be 4am-on-a-Sunday-morning tube passenger, who might easily be stymied by chip and PIN terminals. And steps.

On the other hand, TfL are closing every single ticket office on the tube, with staff being ‘moved’ to gatelines and ticket halls. The notion of wandering ticketmasters has a touch of Apple Store chic, but in light of the £78million in associated budgetary cuts, we suspect TfL might be referring to the staff who already work on gatelines. The RMT union promises ‘political, public and industrial campaigning on an unprecedented scale’ in opposition to all of this, which should make for a lively 2014 to say the least.

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