Over the past few months, the ‘Night Tube’ has proved to be more of a ‘nightmare’. With Tube staff striking multiple times opposing it, most of us have been affected some way or another. Although the date for its launch is yet to be confirmed, we thought we’d think about some of the ways our lives will change when it does happen. Read on…
Catch a night flight If you’re looking for a cheeky weekend getaway, it’s often cheaper to book a night flight; but then of course you end up forking out a small fortune on the taxi to the airport! Once the Night Tube is running you’ll be able to hop on the Piccadilly Line no matter what time it is every Friday and Saturday and get straight to Heathrow – all at the tap of an Oyster Card!
Stop clock-watching No one wants to be ‘that guy’ who has to cut the night short to catch the last Tube home. When the Night Tube arrives you’ll be able to sink that last pint at your own pleasure and head home at whatever ungodly hour you like. Just think how many more late night memories will be made when you no longer have a Tube-restricting curfew!
Get more sleep There have been questions over why London needs a Night Tube service when we already have Night Buses, but unless you’ve never been on a Night Bus, you’ll know how long and tiresome the journeys can be. What could take 20 minutes on a Tube can take well over an hour on the bus – not ideal, especially if you’re a night shift worker who just wants their bed! Once the Night Tube is running, time savings will be on average 20 minutes, but officials say up to one hour can be saved on some routes – great news for all you night owls.
Discover new areas at night London is a big place. Venturing to the other side of it at night can often seem like a daunting prospect. But when the Night Tube arrives a whole city of opportunities will open up! You’ll be able to cross over to other boroughs at night as easily as you would during daylight hours! Just think of the possibilities. It’s officially time to love your city. To stay up to date with Night Tube news and updates, check out the TfL website.