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London gets first 24-hour tube service

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By Robert Hackwill
London gets first 24-hour tube service

<p>London has taken the first step towards realsing its ambition to become a truly 24-hour city by opening two tube lines for an all-night service, with plans to extend to more lines if it is a success. </p> <p>The London Mayor was one of the first users, and was keen to underline it is a service that will pay its way and make Londoners’ lives easier.</p> <p>“If you’re working hard in Central London as a nurse, a doctor, as a porter, as a security guard, you can get back home quickly. If you need to get to work in the night time you can get there quickly. But also if you’ve had a great night out at the theatre or at a gig or at a restaurant you don’t have to worry about the last tube,” said Sadiq Khan.</p> <p>It certainly seemed to go down well with users, even if some said London still has some way to go to becoming a city that never sleeps.</p> <p>“I feel like you look at other cities, like Hong Kong, who have a 24 hour service and they’re so far ahead in terms of accessibility and so, you genuinely need that kind of service in a city like London, definitely,” said passenger Amanda Ford.</p> <p>You may well still have to mind the gap on the ageing system, but you won’t have to mind the clock any more when you are having a good time, which with the range of London entertainments on offer, is a good thing.</p> <p>Of course, there may be drawbacks, if too many passengers are like <a href="https://www.facebook.com/FACTmagazine/videos/10154414848514687/">this young man</a>...</p>