22 Jun 2015

London’s night Tube map unveiled

Transport for London releases a map showing which lines and stations will be part of its new 24 hour service, amid threats of further strike action from unions.

London Underground unveiled the map map ahead of the introduction of its first all-night Tube services in less than three months’ time.

The new map is night-time themed, with a blue background and owl logo. It shows which Tube lines and stations will operate 24-hour services over weekends from 12 September.

The 24 hour service will cover much of central London, with services running through Oxford Circus to mainland stations including Victoria, Liverpool Street and Kings Cross St Pancras.

Stations are particularly well-served in London’s West End, which has lobbied for later services to cater for customers visiting the capital’s theatres, bars and restaurants.

Night Tubes will run on Friday nights and the early hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings on:

Jubilee and Victoria lines: trains will run roughly every ten minutes on the entire line;

Central line: trains running approximately every 10 minutes between White City and Leytonstone and approximately every 20 minutes between Ealing Broadway to White City and Leytonstone to Loughton/Hainault.

No service between North Acton and West Ruislip, Loughton and Epping and Woodford and Hainault.

Northern line: trains running on average every eight minutes between Morden and Camden Town and approximatively every 15 minutes from Camden Town to High Barnet / Edgware.

No service on the Mill Hill East and Bank branches.

Piccadilly line: 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.

South and East London are not particularly well served by the plans, but TFL says services “could operate” on parts of the London Overground in 2017 and the Docklands Light Railway by 2021.

There are also plans to expand the night time service to parts of the Metropolitan, Circle, District, and Hammersmith & City lines.

‘It’s easy enough to produce a map… they need to sit down and negotiate a fair deal for the staff they expect to provide it.’ Finn Brennan

However as a result of the expansion, Londoners face strike action. Next month Tube drivers will strike over pay and conditions for the overnight service.

Members of UK-wide train driver union Aslef will walk out for 24 hours from 9.30pm on July 8. The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) and Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) unions are balloting their members for industrial action, with the results due at the end of the month.

Finn Brennan, Aself’s district organiser for the Tube, said: ‘It’s easy enough to produce a map, but if London Underground management want to have an all night service in September, then they need to sit down and negotiate a fair deal for the staff they expect to provide it.

“Last week train drivers on London Underground voted by a record 97% to strike over London Underground’s refusal to negotiate on new rosters that would mean they could have to work an unlimited number of weekend and night shifts for no extra pay.

Here’s the map in full.