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The night tube is definitely launching on the Piccadilly line this weekend

Isabelle Aron

It's no secret that the Piccadilly line has been absolute chaos lately. Thanks to 'a lack of available trains', there's been severe delays and overcrowded carriages for the last few weeks, making for a lot of unhappy commuters. Even the folks running the Piccadilly line Twitter account can't cope.

But as well as buggering up Piccadilly line for rush-hour commuters, there's also been a lot of talk about whether TfL would go ahead with the launch of the night tube, planned for the Piccadilly line this weekend. But party people living on the Piccadilly line can breathe a sigh of relief, as TfL has confirmed that the launch is definitely, DEFINITELY happening this Friday. 

A spokesperson from TfL confirmed that there are around 66 trains in action out of a total of 86. They only need about 25 trains to run the night tube service, which will run every 10 minutes between Cockfosters and Heathrow Terminal 5. So, the gap between trains will be pretty much the same as the daytime service at the moment.

Meanwhile, the RMT is calling on TfL to postpone the launch of the night tube. A spokesman from RMT said: 'We have been told that the situation is going to go on until February.' But TfL is optimistic that the Piccadilly line could be back to normal service as early as the end of next week. Let's all hope for a Christmas miracle, eh?

Photo: Umbreen Hafeez/Flickr

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