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New Night Overground services to connect to Night Tube network

New Night Overground services connecting to Canonbury and Highbury & Islington stations have been announced by Transport for London.

Launching on February 23, the service will link Night Overground services with Night Tube services for the first time through the Victoria line.

Night Overground was launched in December following the beginning of Night Tube services. It currently runs on Friday and Saturday nights between Dalston Junction and New Cross Gate. So far more than 35,000 journeys have already been made.

Both services have been introduced as London moves towards a 24-hour transport system.

In its first year, figures revealed that the Night Tube contributed around £171 million to London’s economy and exceeded expectations on passenger numbers.

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Mayor Sadiq Kahn said: “These night-time services are providing a huge boost to our economy and a safe and reliable way for people to travel across the capital, helping all those working hard during the night or out enjoying everything the capital’s nightlife has to offer.”

BTP chief superintendent Martin Fry added: “The launch of the Night Tube was a very special moment in London’s history and it’s great to see the service being expanded further on the London Overground, enabling more people to enjoy the city late into the night or to get to or from home and work.

“We have a policing plan in place to cater specifically for Night Overground with the safety and security of passengers and staff foremost in our minds. We will continue to work with partners to deliver the exceptional service that people of London have come to expect.”

TfL director of London Rail and sponsored services Jonathan Fox said that so far there has been no reported crime on the Night Overground services.

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