Transport for London’s 24 hour travel system has been expanded as the Overground will be put up on the night tube map starting this December covering the eastern parts of the capital, TfL announced last week.
The route will operate on Friday and Saturday nights between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction in east London and will extend to Highbury and Islington early next year. Although this route will not feature Whitechapel station in the City of London until station works for the Crossrail are concluded.
The Overground is the second major network added to London’s night travel after the night tube was introduced on the Central, Victoria, Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines last year in August.
Passengers will now be able to access the wider swathes of the capital at night with the help of the ‘orange line’ which will also connect with Canada Water station on the Jubilee Line.
Jonathan Fox, TfL director for London rail said: “Expanding night services to this key part of London Overground will make it easier for customers to enjoy the vibrant night-time culture that east London has to offer, supporting the economy in this much-loved area of the capital.”
The underground’s Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and District lines are expected to run 24 hours by 2023 after modernisation is fully complete.