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Sadiq Khan brings the Night Tube to South Bank

post-image 6th October 2016

Today Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, has officially launched the permanent delivery of 24-hour Jubilee Line services.

The city’s mayor was among the first passengers on the new Jubilee Line all-night service in London Waterloo Station at 9am this morning (Friday 07th October), and provided a photo opportunity by opening the first carriage.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “There was a real buzz from when we launched the first Night Tube services in August, and I am delighted that the Jubilee line services are now up and running. Hundreds of thousands of Londoners have already benefited, and it’s  great news that so many more will now be able to enjoy our world-class cultural venues on the South Bank, as well as venues such as The O2 and Wembley Stadium, without needing to make that late dash for the last Tube.”

The Mayor was accompanied by Nic Durston, Chief Executive of South Bank Employers’ Group, the destination management organisation for London’s south bank, which over the past 25 years has transformed the area from urban wasteland into one of the city’s most popular destinations.

Nic Durston, Chief Executive of the South Bank Employers’ Group, said: “South Bank businesses and employers fully support the Mayor’s #LondonIsOpen campaign. The opening of the Jubilee line extension was a galvanising force in the transformation and regeneration of South Bank, and helped to enhance its position as London’s cultural heart. The Night Tube will bring further opportunities for Londoners and visitors to enjoy this unique neighbourhood.”

South Bank Employers’ Group is a unique partnership of 19 of the major organisations in South Bank, Waterloo and Blackfriars with a long-term commitment to improving the everyday experience of the area for employees, visitors and residents alike. Over the past twenty-five years, our creative partnerships and effective delivery have helped transform a bleak and hostile area into one of the most exciting destinations in the UK. We are dedicated to delivering public realm, marketing and employment projects which will continue to have real impact on the area and ensure its future at the heart of London.

The group was joined by senior figures from the key cultural organisations in South Bank, including Alan Bishop, CEO of the Southbank Centre, Richard Shaw, Director of Marketing at the BFI and Liz Fosbury, Chief Operating Officer at the National Theatre.

The Jubilee Line is to become the third London Underground service to go 24/7. The new extended service will operate across the entire line from today at a frequency of every ten minutes.

The change in service delivery has been received by party goers and workers in a positive light, and Sadiq Khan has stated that the launch of the line will “support thousands more workers” across the area. The Mayor also said “The launch on the Jubilee line will support thousands more workers like nurses, cleaners and people who work in our bars and restaurants”.

The 24-hour service will also have huge implications for the visitor economy, meaning people will be able to travel later, and buy more. The already bustling night-time economy in South Bank will receive an increase in late night bookings and events, with people able to visit later and stay longer in London’s top bars and restaurants, such as Rumpus Room, the Green Room, OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie, and Gillray’s Bar & Grill.

The Night Tube is also likely to mean big things for the cultural institutions in the area. Lis Fosbury from the National Theatre-who attended the Jubilee Line’s launch this morning-had this to say…..””

Here are some details of current London Underground Services travelling to and from Waterloo Station, and upcoming Night Tube services on those lines

The Jubilee Line will be operating a 24 hour service, with trains arriving every ten minutes along the entire line after 12am.

Northern line (coming this autumn) – trains running on average every 8 minutes between Morden and Camden Town and approximately every 15 minutes from Camden Town to High Barnet / Edgware

No service on the Mill Hill East and Bank branches

Piccadilly line (coming this autumn) – trains running on average every 10 minutes between Cockfosters and Heathrow Terminal 5

No service on the Terminal 4 loop, or between Acton Town and Uxbridge

TFL also plan to expand the night time service to parts of the Metropolitan, Circle, District, and Hammersmith & City lines once our modernisation programmes are complete. Additionally, services could operate on parts of the London Overground in 2017 and the Docklands Light Railway by 2021.