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Do these mysterious TfL owls mean the night tube is getting ready to launch?

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Isabelle Aron
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So, the night tube. TfL announced the launch date back in September last year, we spent months getting excited about the day we could stop squandering all our wages on 4am Ubers, and then the long summer of tube strikes began and all our dreams fell apart. The night tube was meant to launch on September 12, but after multiple tube strikes because of a dispute between TfL and its staff, it was delayed. Last month we heard that it might not launch until March, but since then TfL has gone pretty quiet about when the tube will officially go nocturnal.

But now, signs are appearing on the Underground that suggest the night tube could finally be getting ready to launch. The beady-eyed among you might have noticed that pictures of owls have been cropping up in stations all over London next to signs for the Central, Northern, Victoria and Piccadilly lines, which are all due to go 24-hour at weekends. One Reddit user snapped this picture at Oxford Circus and others have noticed them at Euston and Charing Cross. We might be reading between the lines here but night owls = night tube, no? Either that, or it's got something to do with Harry Potter, which we're also totally on board with, too.

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