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Night services on London Overground begin

London Overground night services are due to commence. Credit: PA

Night services on the London Overground have begun with millions of pounds expected to be added to London's economy.

Twenty-four-hour trains now connect New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction. The overnight serviced is expected to be extended to Highbury & Islington next year.

London Overground is celebrating ten years of service this year.

And as with the night tubes, which began running last year, the latest service is anticipated to bring in millions of pounds for London.

The 24-hour services will connect parts of east London. Credit: PA

Since its launch in 2007, London Overground has grown to be the third largest rail operator in the UK.

It serves 23 of the capital's boroughs, as well as southern Hertfordshire.

Night Overground services will not call at Whitechapel station initially due to Crossrail works, which will finish in summer 2018.

The Night Tube has added more than nine million journey's to London's underground system and helped cut late night journey times by an average of 20 minutes.

It has also created an additional 3,600 jobs.

Mayor Sadiq Khan said: "It's absolutely fantastic that we have got the Night Overground up and running in East London, building on the huge success of the Night Tube.

"Londoners and visitors alike will be able to use the service to help them enjoy everything that this buzzing part of the city has to offer as well as providing a significant boost to the night-time economy."