Tuesday, August 16, 2016

London all-night tube launching

On August 19, night tube in London will be launched. Initially, Central and Victoria lines, followed by Piccadilly, Jubilee, and Northern lines, will be working at midnight as well as in the noon.

This new scheme was initially planned to be started in September in 2015. However, strikes by the worker had been making it delayed.

My past entry: 24 hours Tube coming in London

My past entry: Tube strike again to delay night tube in London

Sadiq Khan, The Mayor of London, succeed the planning from Boris Johnson. He looks eager to ensure the passengers’ safety. A total of 100 additional police officers will be sent to some key stations for preventing crimes at night.

International Business Times: London's new Night Tube will get 100 extra police with £3.4m funding boost from Sadiq Khan

From my experience, London is relatively safe. Nonetheless, I dare not to walk alone there at midnight. It is essential for populalization of the night tube to make the road secure.

If it is realized, Londoners will receive the fruit of 24-hours tube entirely. London is the center of England, as well as the capital city. Many commuters and travelers are passing London at night. They will not have to be stuck when moving in London at midnight. As I wrote, some industries will be energized.

On the other hand, I am doubtful the government will be able to keep an adequate number of officials working for midnight tube. London’s financial status is not good, and the government has minimized the cost of hiring workers. I saw an empty police office frequently. It is uncertain that the cost of ensuring the city at night will be rewarded.

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