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The Night Tube: everything you need to know

The Night Tube is finally launching this weekend - here's everything you need to know, from start dates and times to prices and staffing.

The Victoria and Central lines will offer a 24-hour service on Fridays and Saturdays. Credit: PA

The service will launch this Friday 19 August, with the Victoria line and the Central line operating an all-night service on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines will be added in the autumn. Throughout the night tubes won't be quite as regular as during the day, and some parts of the lines will not run all night:

  • Jubilee and Victoria lines – trains will run approximately every 10 minutes across the entire lines.
  • Piccadilly line – trains will run approximately every 10 minutes between Cockfosters and Heathrow Terminal 5.
  • Central line – trains will run approximately every 10 minutes between White City and Leytonstone and about every 20 minutes between Ealing Broadway to White City and Leytonstone to Hainault.
  • Northern line – trains will run approximately every eight minutes between Morden and Camden Town and approximately every 15 minutes from Camden Town to High Barnet or Edgware.

There will be no service between North Acton and West Ruislip, Loughton and Epping and Woodford and Hainault. Equally, there will be no service on the Mill Hill East and Bank branches, the Terminal 4 loop on the Piccadilly line, or between Acton Town and Uxbridge.

The Jubilee, Piccadilly and Northern lines will be added in autumn. Credit: TFL

The Night Tube will cost the same as a standard off-peak fare. If you buy a travel card during the day then it will be valid throughout the night until 4.29am the following morning.

Night Tube fares will be the same as a standard off-peak fare. Credit: PA

About 100 British Transport Police officers will be on patrol when the Night Tube launches on Friday night, and staff will be present whenever trains are running.

British transport Police said fast-response firearms officers above ground would be able to respond to major incidents and that officers on patrol would be equipped with Tasers. Additional visibility will also be provided by community support officers.