Night Tube launch delayed

London Underground (LU) has put back the launch of its 24-hour Tube service amid ongoing talks with trade unions.

Night Tube was due to begin on the Jubilee, Victoria, most of the Piccadilly, Central and Northern lines on September 12 to coincide with the start of the Rugby World Cup.

Although planned strike action this week was suspended, LU has said that with talks still ongoing it will not be possible to meet the original start date.

LU managing director Nick Brown said: “Further to the progress made in recent days with the trade unions and the suspension of strike action, we believe we are not far from an agreement that protects the work-life balance of our employees and is affordable, sustainable and fair.

“As such, we have decided to defer the introduction of Night Tube to allow more time for those talks to conclude. Our objective is to reach an agreement that ends this dispute and delivers the Night Tube for Londoners this Autumn.”

 

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