The most awaited night London Underground has been confirmed to be launched in August 2016, sources have revealed.
Transport for London (TfL) has not officially agreed the date of the finally night tube. However, reports stated that the plan is to begin to run it line by line.
Jubilee and Victoria lines will be the first to work, with a 24-hours service on Fridays and Saturday from the month of August.
Whereas, the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines will nightly operate from September.
A TfL spokesman said: “There is a high demand from the public to find out when the night tube will be implemented. We are very keen to deliver it to London as quickly as possible.”
The London Underground (LU) is creating 700 new jobs to run the Night Tube service – offering total protection of work-life balance – over 6,000 people have applied for the new roles. “The salary for a Tube driver is £49,673, with 43 days annual leave. The salary for a customer service assistant is £30,000, rising to £50,000 for a station supervisor, with 52 days annual leave.”
Part-time Tube drivers are currently being recruited and trained to be able to deliver the night new service. They are expected to be fully trained and ready to work by the summer.
But, while TfL is pressing ahead with making the night tube comes ‘alive’, some skepticism appeared on social media from London passengers.
For instance, Alex-ander (@) tweeted: “So I’ve not looked up anything yet but, do we actually think Night tube will happen in August or?”
So I've not looked up anything yet but, do we actually think Night tube will happen in August or?
— Alex-ander (@1029Alexander) March 14, 2016
Amid skepticism there was also irony and excitement: “Just in time for my birthday on the 23rd! Who’s up for an all-night birthday party on the tube?” Cal Roscow (@calroscow) added.
Just in time for my birthday on the 23rd! Who's up for an all-night birthday party on the tube? https://t.co/o4B0wcQQCx
— CAL ROSCOW (@calroscow) March 14, 2016
! Adam ! (@Adam_A87) commented: “Night tube is going to make all these late night benders so much more bearable”.
Night tube is going to make all these late night benders so much more bearable.
— ❗️Adam❗️ (@Adam_A87) March 14, 2016