Tube trains will run throughout the night at weekends, London Underground has announced – but most tube ticket offices will go and 750 jobs will be lost.A map of the proposed overnight service is here, showing the parts of the five lines which will run overnight.
From 2015 trains will run on Friday and Saturday nights on core parts of the tube network, as part of a package of measures for a "21st-century tube service", including direct payment by bank cards. But unions and Labour hit out at moves to close ticket offices and cut jobs.
The weekend "night tube" service will start on the Piccadilly, Victoria, Central and Jubilee lines, as well as key sections of the Northern line, from 2015. All stations will be staffed while services operate. The network, which should be expanded to other lines in future, is planned to dovetail with night buses for integrated services through the night.
From the Boston Globe, 3 December 2013:
Starting next spring, the T will run all subway trains and the 15 most popular bus routes until 3 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Yes, the T is still cash-strapped, and the state budget remains tight, but Governor Deval Patrick has found about $20 million, along with pledges from corporate sponsors, to launch a one-year pilot program to begin in March or April.
The new late service, which will include the Silver Line, will be a one-year experiment. If it proves popular, it could become permanent.
The 15 bus routes that will run until 3 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday starting next spring are: 1, 15, 22, 23, 28, 32, 39, 57, 66, 71, 73, 77, 111, 116, 117