The long-awaited Night Tube is finally launching tonight.

After months of delays the overnight service is launching on the Central and Victoria lines, with the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines to follow in the autumn.

Night-time workers or late night partiers can catch a Victoria line tube every 10 minutes, while the Central line will be less frequently served with tubes running every 10 minutes between White City and Leytonstone and every 20 minutes between Ealing Broadway to White City and Leytonstone to Loughton/ Hainault.

Commuters will be charged standard off-peak fares travelling on the Night Tube and day cards will only be valid on the day of purchase until 4.30am the next day.

Here is a map of where the tube will be operating this weekend:

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Transport for London (TfL) has introduced eight new Friday and Saturday night bus services to support the Night Tube.

For the fist time these routes will have 24-hour service:

  • 34, Barnet Church to Walthamstow Central
  • 123, Ilford High Road to Wood Green
  • 145, Leytonstone to Dagenham
  • 158, Stratford to Chingford Mount
  • 296, Ilford Broadway to Romford
  • E1, Greenford Broadway to Ealing Broadway
  • W3, Finsbury Park to Northumberland Park
  • W7, Finsbury Park to Muswell Hill Broadway

TfL plans to introduce the 24-hour service to parts of the Metropolitan, Circle, District, and Hammersmith & City lines at a later date.

Services could also operate on parts of the London Overground in 2017 and the Docklands Light Railway by 2021.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London said: "The Night Tube is going to transform our city as for the first time tube passengers will be able to travel swiftly across the Capital throughout the night.

"The safety and security of Londoners is vital, and it's why we've invested in new police officers on the Tube and it's why we're bringing in these brand new 24-hour bus services.

"The routes will go hand-in-hand with the Night Tube to help Londoners get to and from their front door throughout the night."

For those worried about safety, TfL has announced an extra 100 police officers will be deployed on the network when full services are underway - part of an extra £3.4 million investment in policing on the tube.

British Transport Police has vowed to have a visible uniformed presence across the network.

Chief Superintendent Martin Fry said: "Station staff and passengers will see a presence at key stations, and mobile teams who will travel the lengths of the Central and Victoria lines throughout the night and the Northern, Piccadilly and Jubilee lines, once they are open.

"A network of BTP rapid-response vehicles across London will also be in place to ensure police will be ready to attend any incident quickly.

"Police presence will be backed up by CCTV cameras across the network, supported by the London Underground Control Centre, which operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week, working closely with the police to respond to any incidents that may occur"

For more information about the Night Tube visit