24-hour weekend Jubilee Line is coming

LondonLovesBusiness reports:

For the first time ever, Tubes on the Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria Lines will run round the clock [at weekends]. The project will begin in 2015 and is expected to create 200 jobs.

Mike Brown, managing director of London Underground, said: “Rebuilt stations, new trains and signalling systems mean we are now running some of the most frequent metro services anywhere in Europe. To meet the challenge of London’s growing population and development, we must continue to invest and deliver even more efficiently in future.

As well as being fairly useful for Brockley residents, it does mean a 24 hour London Overground service might become a reality too.

23 comments:

awharton04 said...

How do you get to Brockley from Canada Water at 2.30AM?

Simply Lorna said...

6 stations in South East London on the all night tube map. Pathetic. What was the point of extending the Overground?

Gormless said...

The changes do seem to have have a West London bias (SW, W, NW)....

Simply Lorna said...

How do you get anywhere South from Canada Water past midnight as it currently stands!

DT said...

I hope this is funded entirely on fares, as I don’t see why South East London
has to pay anything towards this.

p.s. London Overground operates
on NR tracks so they’ll probably only be able to do New Cross / New Cross gate
to Dalston Junction

DT said...

I hope this is funded entirely on fares, as I don’t see why South East London
has to pay anything towards this.

p.s. London Overground operates
on mostly on NR tracks so they’ll probably only be able to do New Cross / New
Cross gate to Dalston Junction

DT said...

One good thing I can see of this though, getting across the Thames will be easier, but most people will have to take a night bus to the Jubilee line i.e. N171, N47, N343

Michael_FH said...

I don't think they could do it on the central section at present as it is all National Rail Tracks (just don't tell anybody as they might think that we are not on the 'tube' system).

Source: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/modesoftransport/londonrail/6438.aspx


Hopefully it might one day be possible for Overground to run until 2am on a Friday and Saturday, but at present any service at the weekend would be an improvement!

a blank space said...

This is a very exciting development for London, it is bound to be very popular.



Most visitors to this country still find it very odd that so many things close down at 11pm. I try to explain the rules were contrived 100 years ago during WW1 to stop munitions workers from being drunk at work. We don't like to rush into changing things too quickly around here.


I notice the other long held tradition of leaving South East London as a blank space on the transport map is reflected in this new development.


The Overground should be included in this 24 hour service.....and we should have Boris bikes.



We are being left out!

Anon said...

I think BrockleyCentral / Newshopper should start petitioning to improve/extend current transport (DLR/Tube) .... It just needs a central coordinated response, as the view is felt by the majority of SE Londoners..

Dave said...

yes and no mention of 750 jobs at risk !

Mickeymouse said...

I never need to engage with tube staff and when i do they are usually pig ignorant, same in some local Overground stations are ognoxious - so i am not going to grieve for them.

se4ever said...

i would rather some effort went into making the trains which most people use (for work) run on time than developing an 24 hour service. I have had enough with the human sardine syndrome have been experiencing since the clocks changed...Better punctuality, more frequent and longer trains please!

Brockley Nick said...

Yes, when I ran the story, I was not aware of this. I'll admit, I fell for a classic bit of news manipulation.

Crofton Park commuter said...

Great, TfL proposes a 24-hour tube service, but the DfT can't even write four trains per hour for Crofton Park Station and we still have a last train home which leaves Blackfriars as early as 23:42.
We pay the same travelcard/Oyster card prices as other Zone 3 passengers but receive a far inferior service.

headhunter said...

As usual it does appear that SE London gets left out of travel upgrades again. We had the "amazing"extension of the ell (at the same time as loss of direct trains to charing x and a reduction in trains to London bridge). No Boris bikes and now no 24 hour tube or improvement in Crofton park services. look how long it took to get oyster set up in these parts... It was years and years after the rest of London had begun taking it all for granted. I guess the powers that be they have ticked the SE London box for 10 years with the ell extension...

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PeoplesAssemblySEL said...

"And the funding for that comes from? Ticket price rises?"
Maybe, but no debate was had. Maybe S.E Londoners if given the option would have agreed with a modest fare increase for a service that gave 24 Dlr & Overground access. But with an austerity mindset, the thinking is centred on cuts, restrictions, doing things on the cheap.

Brockley Nick said...

I wasn't referring to the 24 hour service, but to the staffed ticket offices you're arguing for. I doubt many Londoners would put an extra penny on ticket prices to pay for staffed ticket offices, when machines have made them largely redundant.

PeoplesAssemblySEL said...

The announcement was a package of measures. So we're talking about the whole thing. Which is very much a mixed bag for us in S.E London. As we dont get that much off of it - we are not on the 'Night Tube' loop.

But n.b. we said "Staffed stations" not staffed ticket offices. It is a reasonable bone of contention as to whether a cut of around 750 staff will lead to better customer service or not.

Yes London is a 'modern, global city' and needs a public transport system that reflects that and this is precisely why we want good quality customer service that serves all LU travellers with their various needs.

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