Ah, the night tube. After months of suspense, endless possible strikes (that never seem to actually happen) and whole lot of umm-ing and ahh-ing, there might finally be light at the end of the Underground tunnel. Yes, the night tube could finally be launching this summer, although the details are still pretty vague. According to sources, TfL has pencilled in this August for the official launch of the 24-hour service.
The two biggest tube unions, RMT and Aslef, have recently accepted a pay deal for the night tube, which was a huge breakthrough in the ongoing negotiations for the new service. Sources (those guys again) said that the Victoria and Jubilee lines will launch a 24-hour weekend service in August, followed by the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines in September.
The service was originally supposed to launch in September last year, so if it does launch in August, it will have been delayed for almost a year. Still, better late than never, eh?
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