Great news!! Travelling in London is becoming easier and cheaper.
London transport is seeing significant improvements. This summer saw the start of the long awaited night tube.
Running initially on the Central and Victoria lines the night tube runs throughout Friday and Saturday night – at off peak prices!
Providing a regular service throughout the night, trains run on average every 10 minutes across the whole Victoria line. The Central line runs approximately every 10 minutes between White City and Leytonstone and every 20 minutes between Ealing Broadway to White City and Leytonstone to Loughton/Hainault.
On 7 October this 24 hour service will be extended to the Jubilee line with trains running on average every 10 minutes across the entire line.
The Northern and Piccadilly lines will follow this autumn (date to be confirmed) – perfect for those early arrivals into Heathrow airport! You will be able to get the tube straight from the airport into central London.
On the Northern line, trains will run on average every 8 minutes between Morden and Camden Town and approximately every 15 minutes from Camden Town to High Barnet/Edgware.
The Piccadilly line will see trains running approximately every 10 minutes between Cockfosters and Heathrow Terminal 5 (there will not be a service on the Terminal 4 loop, or between Acton Town and Uxbridge).
Night service tube fares are charged at off-peak prices. Your one-day travelcard is valid during the night until 04:29, this also applies to daily capping on your Oyster card and contactless payment cards.
Another welcome addition to London’s transport is the arrival of the ‘Hopper’ fare for buses and trams starting Monday 12 September 2016.
Each journey would have cost you £1.50 but if you change to a second bus/tram within an hour of touching in, you only pay for one journey, so you will be paying £1.50 instead of £3! There are a few conditions, you must touch in using the same pay as you go Oyster or contactless card for both journeys and you cannot use any other transport between changes. Click here for further details.
Check out the tfl.gov.uk website for bus routes – not only is it a cheaper option (there is a £4.50 daily cap on buses when you pay as you go with an oyster or contactless card) but it’s also a great way to see the city!
Don’t forget to order a BuddyLondon Arrival Pack – making arriving in London as easy as possible. The pack includes a pre-paid Oyster card to use on London transport – there’s no need to queue, just get straight on the tube.