London Underground has released the map showing which lines will get the night tube from 12 September 2015. This is what it looks like (click to enlarge).
Central line: trains will run every 10 minutes between White City and Leytonstone and approximately every 20 minutes between Ealing Broadway to White City and Leytonstone to Loughton/Hainault. No service between North Acton and West Ruislip, Loughton and Epping and Woodford and Hainault
Jubilee line: trains will run on the entire line on average every 10 minutes.
Northern line: trains will run on the entire line on average every eight minutes between Morden and Camden Town and approximatively every 15 minutes from Camden Town to High Barnet/Edgware. No service on the Mill Hill East and Bank branches.
Piccadilly line: trains will run on average every 10 minutes between Cockfosters and Heathrow Terminal 5. No service on the Terminal 4 loop, or between Acton Town and Uxbridge
Victoria line: trains will run on the entire line on average every 10 minutes.
Looking at the map, that’s a pretty decent spread across the city unless you live in the south east or north west, in which case you might be using the night bus for a bit longer.
TfL says it expects to expand night services to the Metropolitan, Circle, District, and Hammersmith & City lines once its modernisation programmes are complete. The DLR and London Overground won’t get night services until around 2021 and 2017 respectively.
Not everyone’s happy about it — last week, the ASLEF union announced strikes on 8 July over a disagreement with LU on pay, and the RMT and TSSA are expected to follow suit.
Find out more about the night tube here.