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The night tube is running this weekend (but you can't actually use it)

Isabelle Aron

After what seems like a lifetime of waiting (and plenty of hefty Uber receipts), the night tube is finally launching next weekend on August 19. But, considering the whole thing has been delayed for nearly a year, there's a surprising twist in the never-ending night tube saga: they're actually running ahead of schedule, sort of. TfL has announced that it will be operating a 24-hour service this weekend. There's just one small hitch - you can't actually use it.

TfL will be running a passenger-free trial service on the Victoria and Central lines on August 12 and 13, to make sure it all goes smoothly when it comes to the official launch the following weekend. Given how many 'technical difficulties' they've had with the whole thing so far, it's probably for the best that they're having a dry run before next weekend when thousands of drunk Londoners will be making the most of the new nocturnal service. Don't mess it up this time, TfL.

Image: Doug/Flickr

Here's everything you need to know about the night tube

In other tube news, you won't be able to change from the Central line to the Piccadilly line at Holborn until autumn 2017

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