London Overground will launch a 24-hours weekend service for the first time from December 15th.
The overnight service is going to operate between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction on Friday and Saturday, and looking forward to be extended to Highbury & Islington next year.
According to Jonathan Fox, TFL’s Director of London Rail and Sponsored Services, the East London line from New Cross Gate to Dalston Junction, is one of the most popular parts of London Overground.
Asked comments from passengers at tube stations, most of them regard it as being a good thing. “I love the idea. Because it’s gonna to be more convenient for night travelling, especially for young people who go out for activities.” Passengers said.
Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, also expressed his “delight” of bringing this night services. He said: “The Night Overground will help thousands more who are working through the night or out enjoying our capital’s nightlife.” As analysis revealed that about 300,000 journeys are being made every weekend on London’s Night Tube service.
London Overground will become the sixth line to run overnight. It is hoped the all-night service will boost businesses along the line by nearly £200m a year.
The Night Tube first launched on the Central line last August, and now run on the Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines. This year is the 10th anniversary of London Overground, as the announcement was made to celebrate.
Jonathan said: “All night services, on Fridays and Saturday nights, from 15 December will make it easier for our customers to explore east London and enjoy the area’s thriving night life and other attractions. It will also help support thousands of people working in night time jobs and boost the local and wider economy.”
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