London Overground to run 24-hour trains on weekends to match Night Tube

The new timetable will allow passengers to connect with Night Tube services, which launched on the London Underground in August last year.

Trains on parts of the London Overground network will run through the night on weekends by the end of the year, Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced - writes independent.co.uk.

Services on the east London line will run round-the-clock on Friday and Saturday nights from December.

Read also: From London to Edinburgh: half of an hour underground

The new timetable will allow passengers to connect with Night Tube services, which launched on the London Underground in August last year, and will take 24-hour trains to nightlife hotspots in the east of the capital.

Overground trains stop shortly after midnight under the current schedule.

Mr Khan said: "Our Night Tube services have been a real success right across the capital, so I'm delighted to announce that we'll be bringing the Night Overground to the east London line later this year.

"It will provide huge benefits to Londoners and visitors to our city, helping those working hard through the night and all those out enjoying everything London has to offer, as well as creating jobs and boosting our economy."

All-night Overground services will initially run between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction before extending to Highbury and Islington next year.

Only a small proportion of the network is included in the project as most Overground trains operate on Network Rail tracks, which are also used by other train companies, freight and maintenance services.

The link between New Cross Gate and Highbury and Islington is managed by Transport for London (TfL).

Read also other news o our site.

TfL director of London rail Jonathan Fox said: "The east London route is one of the most popular parts of the London Overground network, particularly late in the evening.

"Expanding night services to this key part of London Overground will make it easier for customers to enjoy the vibrant night-time culture that east London has to offer, supporting the economy in this much-loved area of the capital.

"The Night Tube has already provided a boost to our economy and supported thousands of permanent jobs. We hope the Night Overground will build on this success even further."

The announcement was welcomed by the Night Time Industries Association, which represents bars and nightclubs.

Chairman Alan Miller said he was "delighted", adding: "London is making significant strides to become a smart, future-oriented 24-hour city in which transport is a vital component."

The London Overground launched 10 years ago after TfL took over a clutch of suburban rail routes from Silverlink.

Arriva won the £1.5bn contract to run Overground services last year.

All-night Tube services currently operate on the Victoria, Piccadilly, Northern, Jubilee and Central lines.

Parts of the Metropolitan, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines are set to be added once modernisation programmes are completed in 2023

Photo you can look here.

Read other news on the city site of London.

independent
Trains transport LondonOverground passengers NightTube
If you notice an error, highlight the text you want and press Ctrl + Enter to report it to the editor
2 views in october
I recommend
No recommendations yet

Comments

Post your comment to communicate and discuss this article.

Society
A village famous for its new year tradition of men prancing around with flaming barrels of tar on their heads has added another unusual string to its bow, by becoming home to a museum of science fiction props - which has opened in the cellar of the curator's house. Adventures in Science Fiction is the latest historical depository to join the 2,500 museums already in the UK. And with so many to choose from, there must be a museum to please pretty much every...
Society
An “influential" black firefighter from London who experienced racial abuse at work today calls for others  to “step up and champion equality” as he retires after nearly 30 years.  Michael Nicholas MBE, who this week retired from London Fire Brigade, campaigned for equal rights in the workforce after experiencing “widespread” racism during his career. Hailing Mr Nicholas as the “UK’s most influential black firefighter” in a statement following his retireme...
Society
Would you trust a taxi with no driver? Taxi firm Addison Lee is betting its customers will be ready to, in London at least, in just three years' time. It has joined forces with self-driving software specialist Oxbotica, and says the tie-up means it will offer self-driving taxis in the capital by 2021. The move will pit it against rival ride-hailing app Uber, which is also planning to roll out driverless cars on its network in the future, pending regulatory...
Crime
A senior US military commander has called on the UK to take back Islamic State fighters who have been "caught on the battlefield" in Syria. Maj Gen Patrick Roberson, commander of US special ops, also called on the government to repatriate two Londoners who have been called the "IS Beatles". The UK says El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey have been stripped of their British citizenship. The government is negotiating for them to face trial in the US. Speak...
Society
A woman has died in a suspected gas explosion in north-west London. Her body was found in a first-floor flat destroyed in the blast in Fulbeck Way, Harrow, just before 01:00 BST Sunday. Another woman, a man and a baby were rescued from a second-floor flat, with the woman and child taken to hospital. About 70 firefighters tackled the flames and 40 neighbours were evacuated from their homes. The Met is investigating. The victim, believed to be in her 80s, ha...
Society
About 13 million adults in the UK live in areas where at least half of the local banks and building societies have closed, analysis by the BBC reveals. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show nearly 6,000 local branches have shut since 2010, a fall of a third. The consumer group Which? called the number of closures "alarming". Trade association UK Finance said closing a branch was a last resort when usage falls. Banks and building societ...
Society
A ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward by eight years to 2032, MPs have said. The government's current plans to ensure all new cars are "effectively zero emission" by 2040 were "vague and unambitious", a report by Parliament's business select committee said. It also criticised cuts to subsidies and the lack of charging points. The government said it aimed to make the UK "the best place in the world" to own an electric vehicl...
Society
London area home sales fell 15.9 per cent in September from August because of a shortage of homes to sell, and that shortage of inventory helped push up prices by 20 per cent from a year ago, the head of the London St. Thomas Association of Realtors (LSTAR) said. In September, LSTAR reported 776 homes changed hands in London and St. Thomas, compared to a near-record August, when 923 homes were sold. By the numbers Homes sold in September: 776 (a drop of 6....
Society
Radical preacher Anjem Choudary, jailed for inviting support for the Islamic State group, has been released. The cleric was sentenced in 2016 to five-and-a-half years in prison. He led an extremist network linked to violent jihadists, including one of the killers of soldier Lee Rigby in 2013. Choudary, 51, has now served half of his sentence and will complete the rest under strict supervision. Police are preparing up to 25 measures to control him, the BBC...