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article imageDate announced for London Underground to run 24-hour service

By Kev Hedges     Sep 24, 2014 in Travel
London - It has taken some time for the city to run an all-night tube service, but London has finally announced a date for when the underground will run all night during Fridays and Saturdays.
Transport for London has announced that the tube will run all night long on Friday 11 September, 2015 into Saturday morning and then every Friday and Saturday night from then onward. It will be known as the "Night Tube" and the service will cut down journey times by an average of 20 minutes, according to Transport bosses in the capital.
However the Rail and Maritime Union has warned plans "are not properly thought through" and warn of a "disaster waiting to happen." The central lines will benefit most from the all-night underground services with six trains running every hour on the Jubilee and Victoria lines. There will also be a 24-hour service at weekends through most of the Piccadilly, Northern and Central routes.
The Jubilee line includes stations like St. John's Wood where tourists will be able to visit the Abbey Road zebra crossing, Baker Street, London Bridge and Canary Wharf. The Victoria line includes a number of all-night tourist hot spots including King's Cross, Euston, Oxford Circus and Victoria.
The service will be ready to run just in time for the Rugby World Cup 2015 event, which sees three London venues hosting a number of internationals, including Wembley Stadium, Twickenham - the home of rugby and the Olympic Stadium in Stratford.
Boris Johnson, Mayor for London 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."
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