No date has been set, but 24 hour Tube service could begin this summer
The hit single Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey, which came out in 1981, describes passengers being able to take the “midnight train going anywhere” from Detroit, even back then in the early ’80s.
In 2016 in London, such romantic whimsy remains an impossible dream. Our promised Night Tube service still hasn’t materialised, and Londoners have very much been on the verge of stopping believin’ in seeing any midnight trains going anywhere, anytime soon.
But according to the latest reports, that could all be about to change.
Transport for London has apparently drawn up plans to stagger the introduction of the service, beginning in August.
According to the Evening Standard, the first lines on which an all-night service will be introduced will be the Victoria and Jubilee lines, and will be available on Friday and Saturday nights.
The service will then be rolled out onto the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines in September.
The introduction follows agreement after a long stand-off between workers’ unions Aslef and RMT, and London Underground.
A TfL spokesman said: “No date has yet been agreed for the launch of the night Tube, but we are working hard to deliver it for London as quickly as possible.”