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Night tube: here's everything you need to know

Isabelle Aron
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Isabelle Aron

Remember when we truly believed that the night tube was going to launch last September? Those were the days, eh. Sadly, the launch of the new nocturnal weekend service didn't go as planned – instead, we had months of strikes, vague promises and a whole lot of um-ing and ah-ing, which didn't really do much to help wasted Londoners get home at 4am. 

But, nearly a year later, the wait is (hopefully) almost over, with a launch date for the 24-hour weekend service set for August 19. Here's everything you need to know about the long-awaited night tube.

When will it start?

It kicks off on Friday August 19.

Which lines will it run on?

The 24-hour service will start running on the Central and Victoria lines this August, and it'll launch on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines in the autumn.

How often will trains run?

Jubilee and Victoria lines: Trains will run on average every ten minutes across the entire lines.

Central line: Trains will run approximately every ten minutes between White City and Leytonstone and approximately every 20 minutes between Ealing Broadway to White City and Leytonstone to Loughton/Hainault. There will be no service between North Acton and West Ruislip, Loughton and Epping and Woodford and Hainault.

Northern line: Trains will run on average every eight minutes between Morden and Camden Town and approximately every 15 minutes from Camden Town to High Barnet/Edgware. There will be no service on the Mill Hill East and Bank branches.

Piccadilly line: Trains will run on average every ten minutes between Cockfosters and Heathrow Terminal 5. There will be no service on the Terminal 4 loop, or between Acton Town and Uxbridge

How much will it cost?

Thankfully, they won't be hiking up prices for the 24-hour service. Standard off-peak fares will apply and day travelcards will be valid until 4.29am the following day. Daily capping on Oyster cards and contactless payment cards will also apply.

Find out the latest news on the night tube on TfL's website

Or start planning ahead with our handy list of all the late-night bars and clubs on the Central line and Victoria line

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