24 hour London Overground services begin running Fridays and Saturdays starting 15th December 2017.
An all-night service will operate between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction. A map of the new service was released earlier in the week, showing passengers where they can expect to travel for the nights out in the South East (Bermondsey) and East.
TFL statistics revealed that since the launch of the Night Tube last year 6.5 million journeys have been made. City Hall estimates it has boosted the capital’s economy by £77 million a year and supporting around 2,000 permanent jobs.
Online response to the announcement has been positive with most citing the improvement to transport links in South East London as a benefit for residents.
the overground night service is going to be one of the best things that happened in 2017
— @sophieefarrell [Source]
The night overground service still doesn’t help anyone south of the river really? What about it going to Crystal Palace etc? No night buses run near me from New Cross so it’s zero help 😔 #nightoverground @tfl
— @theotheradel [Source]
Jonathan Fox, TfL’s Director of London Rail told us via email: “All night services, on Friday and Saturday nights will make it easier for our customers to explore London. It will also help support thousands of people working in night time jobs and boost the local and wider economy.”