24 hour tube

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3703
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given your opposition to night flights why will Heathrow benefit from the 24 hour tube?

Answer

Answer for 24 hour tube

Answer for 24 hour tube

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Night Tube service will help customers taking the 60 or so flights from Heathrow airport that depart before 7am, as neither the current Piccadilly line service nor the Heathrow Express get them to the airport with an appropriate buffer time to complete check-in and security formalities.

Although there are no flights overnight, Heathrow airport with its five terminals employs a large number of staff who continue to work overnight. Night Tube will provide them with a safe, reliable and convenient transport option.