Are we finally going to get a 24 hour tube service in London?
The talks have been going on for years and the planning behind the scenes for even longer. Threats, strikes, walk outs and more, but we finally have a date for the 24 hour tube service!
Newly appointed mayor Sadiq Khan announced today that the 24 hour trains will begin on the Central and Victoria lines as of Friday 19th August, with the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly being slowly phased in, in Autumn.
Finally the greatest city in the world gets a full 24 hour tube service. All Londoners know the hassles, headaches and pure drama of the tube strikes. But the good people at TFL seem to have finally agreed with the drivers and their unions to roll out a 24 hour service. The underground network is the oldest and most complicated network in the world, which is a constant logistical challenge for all the behind the scenes TFL staff. So there may be quite a few teething issues during the infant stage of the 24 hour launch. That said though fingers crossed we get the service that London really needs and deserves and lets hope there are no strikes and walk outs between now and August.