This weekend will see the night tube service take effect on London’s underground network for the first time. The London underground network was the first of its kind anywhere in the world, operating in some form since 1863. This will be the first time services have run throughout the night on this rapid transport network, which carries over 1.3 billion passengers each year.
The benefits to the public are obvious and far reaching, but perhaps more interestingly, this will bring about much improved access to data centres in the capital. The Jubilee line will join the nocturnal operation in Autumn 2016, following the first two lines – Central and Victoria – which begin their night service on Friday 19th August.
Our London Central data centre is easily accessible from Bermondsey underground station, which sits just one stop along from London Bridge. Once operating on the extended timetable, customers will be able to access the facility at any time – day or night – using the underground network. This will be welcome news to those needing to visit the data centre out-of-hours, who would usually have to rely on less effective transport methods after the line closes.
Additionally, clients with equipment in Telehouse and / or Harbour Exchange will also benefit from the new night service, as they can access Canary Wharf on the same line – just two stops on from Bermondsey.