But only at weekends - and only in the central area
Unfortunately the counterpoint to this good news is the plan to close all of the ticket offices by 2015. The RMT trade union will fight this very vigorously so we can look forward to lots of industrial action.
About time but interesting to see what TFL class as 'central area's'? Only Zone 1 or zones 1 & 2 perhaps?
Where in the article does it reference "central areas"? I can only see this:
"Weekend services will run through the night on core parts of the system, initially the Piccadilly, Victoria, Central and Jubilee lines and parts of the Northern line."
That reads to me like they're talking about having all of those lines (except the Northern line, where they have specified only parts of it) open in their entirety throughout Friday and Saturday nights. If they don't open entire lines, what would be the point? Nobody living in London would benefit because most people would need to travel further than the borders of zone 1.
Davidblades is right though, we can expect plenty of industrial action over the next couple of years in retaliation for the ticket office cuts.
Central Ealing Broadway - Hainault
Jubilee - full line
Northern - Edgware/High Barnet - Charing Cross - Morden. Not Bank branch or Mill Hill East.
Piccadilly - Heathrow T5 - Cockfosters only. Not Uxbridge - Acton Town.
Victoria - full line
If there are no ticket offices, all those tourists with no chip and PIN cards will have to pay cash for their tickets. That'll go down well.
Thanks Bungle. Just found the map on the metro. So going to go a long way but on selected lines and branches only.
Looks like a pretty good start to me - those lines provide fairly good coverage across London, so a lot of people will be able to get close to home much more quickly, even if their "home" station doesn't have a 24 hour service. I live in South Woodford and will be able to get a taxi home from Leytonstone, which is a massive improvement on spending an hour on the N55 night bus. However, I dread to think how much the unions will ask for in the way of overtime payments to cover a 24 hour service...
so if the track is in use 24 hours a day, when will they do track maintenance
>>so if the track is in use 24 hours a day, when will they do track maintenance<<
It's only 24 hours Fridays and Saturdays.
24 hours a good idea, closing ticket offices a bad idea, industrial action likely to be annoying - but also entirely understandable.