The London Overground’s new night service will launch on Friday 15 December, allowing thousands more Londoners to get home safely after enjoying the capital’s night life.
First announced this summer, the 24-hour service will operate on Friday and Saturday nights between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction, extending to Highbury & Islington next year.
Its launch follows the success of the Night Tube which City Hall claims has contributed more than £170 million to the capital’s economy in its first year.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “The Overground has transformed travel across the capital in the last 10 years, opening up areas of London and setting a new standard for quality of service on the rail network.
“We continue to improve the service every year and I’m delighted that we can bring night services to the East London line for the first time ever next month.
“The Night Tube has proven such a success with Londoners, I know the Night Overground will help thousands more who are working through the night or out enjoying our capital’s nightlife.”
Jonathan Fox, TfL’s Director of London Rail and Sponsored Services, added: “The East London line, from New Cross Gate to Dalston Junction, is one of the most popular parts of London Overground, with the railway having contributed hugely to the regeneration of large parts of London over recent years.
“All night services, on Fridays and Saturday nights, from 15 December will make it easier for our customers to explore east London and enjoy the area’s thriving night life and other attractions.
“It will also help support thousands of people working in night time jobs and boost the local and wider economy.”