Night Tube - Central Line

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4947
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Whilst my constituents will greatly benefit from the introduction of the Night Tube, it is disappointing that the Central Line will stop at Hainault. What consideration has been given to serving the whole of the Central Line loop?

Answer

Answer for Night Tube - Central Line

Answer for Night Tube - Central Line

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The first tranche of the Night Tube will run from Ealing Broadway to both Loughton (via Woodford) and Hainault branches on the east end of the Central line, but will not run at the top end of the loop - Grange Hill, Chigwell and Roding Valley stations. This is based on the highest known demand for travel based on usage of Night Bus services and night-time activity on Friday and Saturday nights. We are less confident that there is sufficient demand on the rest of the line. When the Night Tube network is up and running, we will keep it under review and if customer demand and travel patterns suggest that we need to make changes to the initial network, we will do so.