London Underground will begin 24-hour Tube services in September 2015, it has been confirmed.
The long awaited night-time service will see up to six trains an hour in operation on the Jubilee, Victoria and most of the Piccadilly, Central and Northern lines.
According to TfL, the service will reduce average night-time journeys by 20 minutes, with some cut by an hour.
TfL said the Night Tube would be in operation in time for the Rugby World Cup, which is hosted in England over September and October next year.
Speaking about the new service, London Mayor Boris Johnson said: “London is a bustling, 24-hour global city and by this time next year we’ll have a 24-hour Tube service to match. Running trains all through the night was once thought impossible, but with the huge investment we’ve put in and upgrades that have been delivered we stand ready to take the Tube to the next level.
“As well as creating vital new jobs and giving a huge boost to our economy, the Night Tube will help millions of people to get around our city more easily and quickly. The evolution of the Night Tube will without doubt make London an even better place to live, work, visit and invest.”