So since last year we have all been hearing about the development of London’s night tube –the tubes that will run after 12am and basically 24 hours on the weekend! Since the last few months it had increasingly become a myth, where little progress seems to have been made. Initially it was said to have been an end of 2015 phenomenon – yet 2015 finished and still no night tube.
However, progress has finally been made as BBC News reports that the conditions and payments have been agreed by the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) meaning it has been accepted as a fair deal and is well on its way towards getting onto the tracks.
The Transport for London website has further clarified the system; five lines will be running for 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays. This includes the Jubilee line, Victoria line, Central line, Northern line and Piccadilly line. Although these do not include all stations, it is sure to bring a great convenience to the public as late night transport has definitely been made easier. For students who possibly spend their life savings on cabs and the life saver that is Uber – we hope this development ensures saving a lot more money on commuting back from a night out.
Staff recruitment for the increasing work hours has begun and with this agreement finalized, we are sure to see the Night Tube finally on its tracks this year!