East London Line to go all night from 2017 [UPDATED]

The BBC reports that London Overground will run 24-hour weekend services from 2017 as part of a a wider programme to boost London's night-time economy. The article says:

"Weekend trains are due to start running 24-hours on the Piccadilly, Victoria, Central, Jubilee and Northern lines by the end of the year. Night-time services will be extended to the Metropolitan, Circle, District, and Hammersmith & City lines by 2021. Services will be extended on the London Overground in 2017 and the Docklands Light Railway by 2021. 

"The government said it will provide £10bn of funding for investment in new London transport infrastructure over the next parliament, including new Tube improvements, better roads, more buses and cycle lanes, amid predictions the population of the capital is expected to reach 10 million by the early 2030s. The so called "night Tube" was announced in November 2013, with all-night services expected to run on Fridays and Saturdays on the Piccadilly, Victoria, Central, Jubilee and Northern lines from September."

An all-night weekend service connecting us to some of London's best nightlife is a great leap forward, and to get it up to four years ahead of many parts of the capital is a rare treat.

UPDATE - Knew it was too good to be true - the service will run from Highbury to New Cross Gate, still helpful for those of us near the north end of town, but not so much for the southerners.

18 comments:

JosephJohnODonnell said...

Woop!!!!!!!!!!

Monkeyboy said...

just heard via @darryl1974 that its Dalston to NXG only, perhaps beacuse of line ownership issues? Still better than a poke in the eye.

StLW said...

Bit late to revise the Nick's new year predictions but surely this will lead to a decent club in New X?

Brockley Green Party said...

Typical Boris, only serving the motorist AGAIN

Anonymous said...

Err what?

anon said...

So close yet so far! Would be nice to put SE London on the map - we'll be the only zone of London without 24 hour transport at that point!

Guest said...

Pleased it stops at new x gate near enough yet not to close.

Poker Face said...

Certainly better than a poke in the eye, but its almost 30 mins walk from Crofton park to NXG.. so only just...

Peter Stringfellow said...

How so?

guest said...

If Tfl and Boris Johnson doesn't want us contributing to London's night time economy, then so be it.

Headhunter said...

You've already got The Venue - what more do you need?

OffDutyBill said...

Could this be any more of an election ploy? Such blatant vote-grabbing.

brockleyite said...

The same announcement also says that the Treasury want TfL to prioritise Crossrail 2 vs a Bakerloo extension. SE London will have to push hard to overcome TfL's general neglect of SE London and preference for all things elsewhere. C'mon SE London - go Bakerloo! Something to ask anyone wanting your vote about at the next election....

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/travel-boost-for-londoners-as-chancellor-and-mayor-confirm-expansion-of-night-time-services-new-wifi-for-the-tube

Brockley Nick said...

A political party doing things people want in order to win their votes you say?! I've never heard the like! In a democracy, I expect parties to deliberately ignore the preferences of the voters.

Guest said...

Well the way they ignore SE London, they certainly will not be getting any vote from me.

Guest said...

Tfl hates South East London shocker.

Bakerloo Line extension will not happen in our lifetime

OffDutyBill said...

Well I would expect parties to implement voters' wishes through the full five-year term, not just in the last three months before election day. E.g. Wifi on trains announcement the other day - any reason they couldn't have done that on their first day in office in 2010?

guest said...

Well, they do seem to be deliberately ignoring the preferences of South East London voters...

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