So close and yet so far… or is it?
By Steph Dye (follow Steph on Twitter: @HelloIAmSteph)
Many of us were overjoyed when we heard that the Night Tube had finally been announced for the middle of August. Finally, we could ditch the late night buses or extortionate taxis and laugh all the way home on the Underground. Or so we thought. It’s true: plans for the 24hr Tube have been found a little lacking by many late-night commuters. Fear not, however, as those who have found the Central Line or Victoria line plans slightly wanting can now complete their journey with one of seven additional night bus services, which are intended to complete the tube line’s regular service.
After alighting from the Victoria Line, you can now take:
34 – Between Barnet Church and Walthamstow Central
W3 – Between Finsbury Park and Northumberland Park
W7 – Between Finsbury Park and Muswell Hill Broadway
Or these buses, once you get off the Central Line:
123 – Between Ilford High Road and Wood Green
145 – Between Leytonstone and Dagenham
158 – Between Stratford and Chingford Mount
296 – Between Ilford High Road and Romford
E1 – Between Greenford Broadway and Ealing Broadway
All of these new night buses will run every 30 minutes on Friday and Saturday nights, except for the W7, which will run every 20 minutes. Be warned though, this news comes at the same time as an announcement that 15 services have been reduced in frequency due to the introduction of the Night Tube so check the website to avoid any late-night revelling mishaps!
What: New night bus services.
When: Friday and Saturday nights, every 20 or 30 minutes.
Where: From stations on the Central and Victoria lines.