It is an exciting time to be living in London, particularly for those of you who are avid party goers or work late night shifts. The night tube has officially opened on the Central and Victoria lines providing a 24 hour service on Fridays and Saturdays. There are many reasons to be positive about this, it will create more jobs, meaning that the economy gets a further boost whilst also meaning that you do not have to worry about rushing through the busy London stations only to have missed the last train by a few seconds.
With the night tube expected to be broadened to the Jubilee, the Northern and the Piccadilly line this autumn, it is fair to say getting around the city at night will be made a lot easier, opening up London in a whole new way to people, and will make the night just as alive and accessible as the day in this beautiful, busy city.
Perhaps one of the best things about the night tube is that ticket fares will be charged at the standard off peak price and day travelcards will be valid until 4.30 am of the next day of the date of your initial purchase meaning that travelling at night will not cost you an extravagant amount and is a much cheaper and more convenient alternative to getting a taxi.
The night tube is particularly exciting for Bethnal Green – as the central line is the only tube line available at the station – this means that people can now access the area 24/7 on Fridays and Saturdays. The added exposure is likely to mean an increased number of people visiting Bethnal Green at later hours of the night. The opening of the night tube could mean more businesses try and get a 24 hour license to stay open and maximise the potential revenue they could make.
-By Thufayel Ahmed