Figures have revealed that the Night Tube has contributed £171 million to London’s economy and exceeded expectations on passenger numbers in its first year.
The mayor of London Sadiq Kahn said the service has ‘significantly boost’ the capital city’s night-time economy and supported thousands of jobs following the news that eight million journeys have been made – 15 per cent more than anticipated.
Some London Overground night services are expected to launch later this year as London works towards a 24-hour transport system.
Sadiq Kahn said, ‘I remember the excitement of all the passengers boarding the train that night and I’m so pleased that the enthusiasm of Londoners has stayed strong ever since. No one could have predicted just how successful the Night Tube would be for our city.
‘It truly demonstrates how London is open at all times of day and night.’
The Night Tube was launched in August with services now running Fridays and Saturdays on the Victoria, Jubilee, and most of the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines.