Night Tube service chugs off in London for the first time

Passengers travel on the Night Tube train service on the London underground system in London, Britain August 20, 2016. REUTERS

London's first night-time Tube train finally took off from the Brixton station, 19 August. It will run all night on parts of the Central and Victoria lines on Friday and Saturday nights. Reuters

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan waves from the drivers carriage of a Victoria line tube train at Brixton Underground station during the launch of London's Night Tube, August 20, 2016. REUTERS

The Tube train was waved off by Mayor Sadiq Khan after a huge delay. Two years ago, the current foreign secretary Boris Johnson initiated the project. London will now have a 24-hour service on the underground like New York, Sydney and Berlin. Reuters

Passengers wait to get on a Night Tube train service at Oxford Circus on the London underground system in London, Britain August 20, 2016. REUTERS

Around 50,000 people used the 24 hour service on the day of the launch. BBC reported that the Night Tube service will reach 200,000 people very soon, BBC reported. Reuters

The London underground logo is seen just before dawn at Wanstead underground tube station in London March 3, 2016. REUTERS

The Night Tube is said to give London a boost of almost £77 million a year, according to the Evening Standard. Reuters

Passengers pose for a photograph as they wait for the Night Tube train service at Oxford Circus on the London underground system in London, Britain August 20, 2016. REUTERS

Passengers pose for a photograph as they wait for the Night Tube train service at Oxford Circus on the London underground system. Reuters


Updated Date: Aug 21, 2016 15:17 PM

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