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london undergroundLondoners will now be made able to take advantage of a round-the-clock tube service on five lines come 12 September…reports Asian Lite.

The Jubilee, Victoria and most of the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines will host a 24-hour service with trains running on average every 10 minutes or less, says Transport for London sources. The Night

Tube will run on Friday nights and during the early hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Approximately 2,000 jobs will be supported by the Night Tube and Transport for London estimates the service will boost the capital’s economy by £360m.

The scheme is likely to reduce the demand for illegal, sometimes dangerous minicabs and improve accessibility to Heathrow Airport for passengers flying before 7am at the weekends.

Night services are expected to extend to the London Overground by 2017 and to the Docklands Light Railway by 2021. Night Tube services will also be expanded to the Metropolitan, Circle, District, and Hammersmith and City lines once modernisation programmes are complete, says TFL
All this development is likely to contribute towards a more vibrant night-time economy in London, with a greater range of uses and a wider demographic, and help to retain London’s attractiveness.