Almost useful - the night tube

This is TfL's official map of the night tube service, starting in September. It skirts Greater Brockley, stopping at Canada Water.

This will become slightly more useful if the night buses connecting that station (currently the subject of a consultation exercise) with Bellingham get expanded. It will get a lot more useful when the East London Line starts running a night service to New Cross Gate from 2017.

12 comments:

Guest said...

Are the renaming of the ginger line/overground to a more discriptive name of where we are on the map the East London Line I hope it catches on,heaven knows they might even get to call Surrey quays its old name again Surrey docks.

Guest said...

As the GLA and Tfl doesn't seem to care about our contribution to the economy, I guess I will be spending my weekend nights at home, as always.

anon said...

Notice the massive gap for South East London in this map - it won't be sorted out after the overground addition either, only going to New Cross Gate. Pretty terrible we're the only section of central London that will have to still rely on buses

Stranded said...

Very disappointed to see that we in SE London have been left out again. No Boris bikes, no Night tube, we are not even on a convenient night bus route from Canada water. Ho hum....

Brockley Nick said...

To be fair, quite difficult to offer a late night tube service to SE London, when there aren't any tube lines. The Jubilee Line is our only tube line and they are running it. The tube-like ELL will start to run night services soon, but I agree that they should run it beyond New Cross Gate.

Charlie said...

As a Lewisham resident it'll be much quicker to get the tube to Canada Water then a short bus/taxi ride rather than a night bus all the way from central areas. Roll on September.


Regarding station names, it's reasonable that names move with the times - the Surrey Docks closed many years ago and Surrey Quays is the 'accepted' name for that part of London now. If nothing changed we'd still have Gillespie Road and Aldersgate on the Tube map, which wouldn't as useful for passengers to Arsenal FC and the Barbican respectively.

Robert said...

An Uber cab at 4am from Shoreditch to Brockley cost me £20 this weekend. This is at least progress from haggling with unlicensed drivers over 40/50 quid. But you are right. I see no reason why the orange line can't be added to this roll out sooner.

heyladywell said...

dlr and ginger line.... does that count as south east ?

Bluesman said...

Hmm, one pedantic response deserves another :-). On this basis, the Circle line shouldn't be mentioned as this isn't a tube either (cut and cover) but will be part of night tube in 2021. IMHO, better to accept that 'tube' is just a colloquialism and the Overground is on the tube map.

Monkeyboy said...

I THINK the track at NXG is London Rail (who run the overground) beyond its NR so perhaps TfL can't mandate any changes. Could be wrong, remarkably

Charlie said...

I was impressed by a £20 Uber from Camden to Lewisham, at around 1am on a Saturday night.

Brockley Nick said...

I agree that in most ways the ELL is part of the tube network. However, it isn't. It is run separately and that means turning it into a night service is a separate process.

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