Drunk, loud mouth, pukey Londoners rejoice! No more standing around bus stops wondering if the night bus will show up. Transport for London revealed their new weekend tube map. Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines will run 24-hours on Friday and Saturday nights starting September 12. This will be in advance of the England hosting the 2015 Rugby World Cup in September and October.
TFL states that new late night lines will add to the city’s nightlife economy. I’m sure all the great bars in town were hurting for business.
No longer will there be a crush for drinks at last call 11:15pm. No longer will there be a sprint for that last tube to Zones 2, 3 and beyond. No longer will punters puke on that last train. They can delay that until the am!
As somebody who’ve sent many a drunken night in London, understanding the night bus when you’ve had one too many is a special skill. You look at Google maps and up at the arrival board at the bus stop. “Gee, I need to take the 257, but the 57 is coming up in two minutes. Is that the same bus but missing a 2?” Yes, this happened to me … at 12am on a Tuesday.
It will be interesting to see how this will affect Friday and Saturday nights in Londontown. Just be on the lookout for Prince Harry. He can knock ‘um back.