Free the Night tube is what Transport for London (TfL) launched on Saturday 12th September 2015 for Londoners.
And Yes! Londoners wants free the night time tube services.
The TfL Night Tube service can really open up London's night time economy to a whole host of new opportunities, changing the way that people behave and the way that businesses choose to operate in London.
This will boost economic activity and money circulating in the economy is by making London a more attractive place to live, work and visit - so that more people and businesses locate and invest in London, and more tourists visit and spend money.
London has never had an overnight underground service. In providing one, London will join Berlin, Chicago, Copenhagen, New York, Stockholm and Sydney, which all offer night time underground tube metro services to differing extents.
Both Tokyo and Paris are looking to introduce an equivalent service and London regularly ranks first on global city rankings.
London is the most visited city in the world and the most attractive city for Foreign Direct Investment.
It is a place where people love to come to do business, to see the sights, experience the culture and heritage, to socialise and have fun.
In order to remain globally competitive and attractive to investors and visitors it needs to continue to innovate and stay at the forefront.
A free night tube service will play a vital part in helping London's growing night - time economy and has the added benefits of:
- Help to retain London's attractiveness to visitors, residents and businesses.
- Improved accessibility to Heathrow for passengers flying before 7am at the weekends.
- Improved commuter journeys for many people who work during the night - time in central London but live further out.
- Potential for longer operating hours for bars, clubs, restaurants, bowling alleys, cinemas, museums, art galleries, attractions.
- Reduced congestion at stations after events at entertainment venues like the O2 as people are not in such a rush to leave to catch the last tube as events finish.
- Reduced demand for illegal minicabs, thus improved safety in taxis at night.
- This would all contribute towards a more vibrant night - time economy in London, with a greater range of uses and a wider demographic.
Free The Night
Free the Night Tube services will run throughout the night on five London Underground lines on Friday and Saturday nights, from the middle of 2015 the Central, Jubilee, Northern (Charing Cross branch), Piccadilly and Victoria lines.
This means the service on these lines will operate continuously at weekends from Friday morning to Sunday night.
The days where commuters will be searching or googling first night tube or last tube saturday night or last tube friday night or even tube night or last tube sunday night will come to an end.
Colour large print tube map including docklands light railway, london overground and TfL rail.
Tube Night Services
Transport for London Night Tube Services
Click here to see TfL Night Tube Service map
• Click here to see the London Tube and Rail Map
• Click here to see the Adult Tube, DLR and London Overground fares - Transport for London.
• Click here to see the The Nationl Rail Railcard Fares and Gold Cards.