It's been a long time coming, but the night tube is officially launching this weekend. Well, part of it is. From this Friday (August 19), TfL will be running 24-hour weekend services on the Central and Victoria lines and it'll launch on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines in the autumn.
It's obviously going to make going out (and getting home) way easier, but what about the poor sods who don't live anywhere near a station on the night tube? Well, TfL hasn't forgotten those guys. They've launched eight new weekend night bus services to run in conjunction with the night tube, to help you carry on your journey without shelling out for a cab. The new services will link to the northern end of the Victoria line with and the eastern end of the Central line. Nice one, TfL.
From Friday night, these routes will be 24-hour at weekends:
34 (Barnet Church to Walthamstow Central)
123 (Ilford High Road to Wood Green)
145 (Leytonstone to Dagenham)
158 (Stratford to Chingford Mount)
296 (Ilford Broadway to Romford)
E1 (Greenford Broadway to Ealing Broadway)
W3 (Finsbury Park to Northumberland Park)
W7 (Finsbury Park to Muswell Hill Broadway)
Photo: Davide D'Amico/Flickr
On the downside, the night tube could cause your rent to go up