London comes alive to the Night Tube!
Jubilant Londoners rode the Night Tube for the first time as it finally launched overnight.
More than 100,000 people are expected to use the 24-hour service on its opening weekend, which London Mayor Sadiq Khan hailed an “exciting new chapter” for the capital.
Six trains ran per hour on the Victoria line and most of the Central line on Friday with plans under way to introduce more Night Tube services.
Among the first wave of Londoners to use it were students Sam McGonigle and Edward Hick, both 19, who told the Standard they were “buzzing”.
Mr McGonigle said: “I’m so excited to be on the Night Tube. I’ve been on about half an hour and so far I’ve loved it. I think they should extend it.”
The service will be rolled out and well done to London Mayor Khan for riding out on the first night tube with other first passengers in the carriage too.
Night safety can actually be enhanced with night services but I have no doubt it will face some challenges, but with the current Olympic spirit we can make this a real success. Local bus and traditional train services need to begin to step up to the challenge as well.