Night services for London Overground in 2017
A further expansion of 24-hour rail services within London is part of the Government’s economic plan for the city.
Round the clock services on the Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria Lines on Friday and Saturday nights are due to begin on 12 September this year. They will be joined in 2017 by London Overground services, with the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines following once the modernisation of these lines has been completed, and the Docklands Light Railway by no later than 2021.
The Government is also to form a West Anglia Task Force, which will look at opportunities to improve connections to Stansted and Cambridge from London Liverpool Street. It is expected to report by the middle of 2016.
The plan was announced by Chancellor George Osborne in conjunction with Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
The Chancellor also said that he has asked the Mayor to consider the next major infrastructure investments for the capital as work on Crossrail continues apace. He has requested ‘properly costed and prioritised’ plans for Crossrail 2, the extension of the Bakerloo Line into south east London and the redevelopment of Old Oak Common. Mr Osborne said the government will aim to make a decision on whether to go ahead with these projects in its spending round in the summer.