Night tube will only benefit richer Londoners, according to study

The new night tube will service boroughs with an average house price of £394,000

 

The 24-hour underground service will mainly benefit richer Londoners, a new study has claimed.

A study by the travel company Mapway found that the proposed route for the new night tube will service boroughs with an average house price of £394,000, compared to £285,000 in the areas it will miss.

Just five of the existing 11 London Underground lines will be open when the night tube finally goes live.

More than a quarter (2.1 million) of London’s 8.2 million population currently live in an area that won’t be covered by the night tube.

The night tube was due to launch on September 12, but has been pushed back because of a dispute between Transport for London and unions over shift patterns and the viability of the service. Tube staff are being asked to work extra hours at night and on weekends when the tube switches to 24 hour services.

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