24 Hour Tube in Hillingdon

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4800
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Considering the Mayor is closing ticket offices across Ealing and Hillingdon, does he not think that it would be fair to ensure that residents along the Metropolitan line and Uxbridge branch of the Piccadilly also had access to 24 hour Tube lines?

Answer

Answer for 24 Hour Tube in Hillingdon

Answer for 24 Hour Tube in Hillingdon

Answered By: 
The Mayor

On the five initial Night Tube lines - the Piccadilly, Central, Jubilee, Victoria and Northern - it is planned to run simple end-to-end services, serving the areas where there is the highest known demand for travel based on usage of Night Bus services and night time activity on Friday and Saturday nights. 

Of course, once the initial Night Tube network is up and running, LU will keep it under review and would hope to extend it in future.   Additionally, if customer demand and travel patterns suggest that changes need to be made the initial network, LU will do so.

On the Metropolitan line (as well as the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines) there is a major improvement and renewal programme underway which will continue to require a higher level of overnight engineering work. Once this is completed, LU will look at introducing Night Tube on the parts of those lines where there is known to be a night time demand.