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TfL launches eight new Night Bus routes

Tfl is launching the new routes to coincide with the Night Tube Photo: PA

Transport for London is launching eight new Night Bus routes to coincide with the Night Tube, which starts running on Friday.

The routes - which already operate in the daytime but will now become 24 hour - are designed to improve onward journeys for those who live further out from the centre of London, to enable them to get home once they finish their journey on a late night tube service.

The routes are:

  • 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)
The new bus services are launching to coincide with the Night Tube Credit: PA

The new services are set to run at least every half hour on Friday and Saturday nights.

The Mayor said he hoped the new routes would make it safer for Londoners to get home at night.

The routes will go hand-in-hand with the Night Tube to help Londoners get to and from their front door throughout the night.

It’s another key step in helping everyone travel quickly and safely at night, and another boost to unlocking the full potential of our night time economy.