The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that the first Night Tube service on the Jubilee line will start from 7 October, after Londoners hailed the success of the service beginning on the Central and Victoria Lines last weekend.
Mayor announces Jubilee line Night Tube services to start on 7 October
· Services on the Central and Victoria line already successfully up and running
· Over 100,000 people used the Night Tube last weekend
· Positive impact of Night Tube already being felt with footfall in Oxford Street and the West End up by 14 per cent and 16 per cent respectively.
· Launch of Jubilee Line Night Tube welcomed by The O2, Wembley Stadium, Canary Wharf Group and Westfield.
The 24-hour Jubilee line service at weekends will help Londoners get to and from home and work and will make travel even easier for key London attractions along the line, including The O2, Wembley Stadium and Stratford.
Over 100,000 people used, and are benefitting from, the launch of London’s first all-night Tube services on the Central and Victoria lines, which started on 19 August.
Night Tube’s positive impact on London’s economy is already being seen with footfall in Oxford Street and the West End up by 14 per cent and 16 per cent respectively last weekend.
The Night Tube provides 24-hour weekend services for the first time in London’s history, helping to cut night-time journeys by an average of 20 minutes, with some cut by more than an hour. It will play a vital role in opening up London's night-time economy to a host of new opportunities, supporting around 2,000 permanent jobs and boosting London’s economy by £77m a year.
Passenger data shows that more than 50 per cent of people using night buses are going to or returning from work – many of whom will benefit directly from the new Night Tube on the Jubilee Line running from East London across to North West London.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:
“I was determined to get the Night Tube up and running as soon as possible, and I’m delighted the Jubilee Line will now begin on 7 October. There was huge excitement at the launch of the Central and Victoria Lines last Friday, and it’s already having a beneficial impact on our Night Time economy.
“Over 100,000 people used the Night Tube last weekend to get around London more quickly and safely. The launch of the Jubilee line will support thousands more workers like nurses, cleaners, and people who work in our bars and restaurants – many of whom currently take two night buses to get home. It will also serve some of our city’s key venues, with The O2, Wembley Stadium and Stratford on route.
“I will continue to work closely with British Transport Police, TfL staff and Londoners across our city to ensure the roll-out of the Night Tube continues to be a success, and we unlock the full potential of London’s exciting night time economy.”
Mark Wild, London Underground’s Managing Director, said: “The Night Tube is another important step in the modernisation of London Underground, designed to make life easier for our customers. As well as the new Night Tube services, we’re also introducing new Night bus routes and taxi ranks to help people complete their journeys home.”
Chief Superintendent Martin Fry of British Transport Police said: “The launch of Night Tube was a very significant event for the London Underground and a special moment in the history for London. We will continue to deliver the exceptional service that the people of London have come to expect. Our priority will always be the safety and security of passengers and staff traveling and working in London.”
Rebecca Kane Burton, VP of The O2 said: "The Night Tube is a game changer for venues like The O2 and thousands more across the Capital. Over 60 per cent of our fans already use the Jubilee line to reach us. That will grow, the experience will improve and it will enhance options for the teams who work here too."
Sir George Iacobescu CBE, Chairman and Chief Executive of Canary Wharf Group, said: “Canary Wharf looks forward to the start of Night Tube services on the Jubilee line on 7 October. The Night Tube will offer Londoners easier access to our wonderful night-time economy. It will help the many popular bars and restaurants in Canary Wharf stagger their opening hours and ensure more people can get home safely after a late night out.
“Just as importantly, with industries like banking, tech and media running around the clock at Canary Wharf, not to mention our own maintenance, security and cleaning staff, the Night Tube is going to help a lot of people get to work more easily.
“London is a 24-hour city and it is right that we should have a 24-hour transport system, too.”
Julie Harrington, Wembley Stadium Venue Director, said: “This is a positive development which we welcome at Wembley Stadium. The Night Tube on the Jubilee line means more people can enjoy – and return home safely from – the multitude of events we host at our world-class venue, as well as allowing us to contribute further to London’s night-time economy.”
John Burton, Westfield’s Head of Development said: “Over 100,000 people used the Night Tube during its inaugural weekend. As with the Central line – which connects Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City – we have no doubt that Night Tube services on the Jubilee line will have a hugely positive impact on Stratford City.
“Opening up the Tube network to support the night-time economy affords more residents, shoppers and tourists with even better access to east London’s Metropolitan capital, which already boasts unrivalled connectivity.”