Thousands more passengers will benefit from a more extensive Night Overground as services extend to Canonbury and Highbury & Islington stations from Friday 23 February. The new service will link the Overground to the Night Tube network at the Victoria line for the first time, making a big difference for those travelling in north and east London at night.
The Night Overground has run on Friday and Saturday nights between Dalston Junction and New Cross Gate since December last year. So far more than 35,000 journeys have been made on the route, with customers benefitting from faster and easier journeys throughout the night.
The extension to Islington will make late night travel even easier and quicker for the many night shift workers, including emergency services and the hospitality sectors, who work in north and east London.
It will benefit local business and provide a boost to London’s already booming night-time economy. It will provide a frequent and reliable service for the thousands of people who enjoy nights out in vibrant east London, allowing them to head home north on the Overground. It will also support Islington’s vibrant nightlife, making it easier for people to get to and from the area’s many restaurants, bars, theatres, cinemas and other cultural highlights.