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Night tube starting in September 2015 (Anyone else feel a bit disappointed?)


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I can see me using the Jubilee to Southwark and then hopping on the N63 - I do that to pick up the 63 at times already as it stops much closer to my house than the 185/176/40.


Not that I go out late enough in central London to need a nightbus that often anyway.

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DulwichFox Wrote:

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> And the 185 does not run at night. Never

> understood why.


Bar one section of the route between Forest Hill and the Jenner Health Centre on Stanstead Road, the 185 is covered by other night routes.

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hillcourt_jester Wrote:

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> 37 from Brixton.


Totally agree. If I'm out late in central London, the Victoria Line plus the 37 is a breeze to ED. At night, it takes about 15 mins from Brixton Ritzy to ED.

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James Wrote:

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> 37 runs every half hour at night. So a bit

> annoying if you miss one



I do 37 too - you have to rely on Citylink (and it's not always right) :)

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James Wrote:

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> 37 runs every half hour at night. So a bit

> annoying if you miss one



I think it's really good that we have night buses at all :)


Yes it's a bit annoying if you miss one, but I once lived somewhere which had one bus a week (not in London, obv!)

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Bic Basher Wrote:

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> DulwichFox Wrote:

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> > And the 185 does not run at night. Never

> > understood why.

>

> Bar one section of the route between Forest Hill

> and the Jenner Health Centre on Stanstead Road,

> the 185 is covered by other night routes.


Except that unless you have a Travelcard or have reached your cap for the day, you then end up paying for up to 3 fares to switch between night buses. I wish London could do as other major cities do and link up bus/train travel a little more. In other cities, you pay a train/tube fare and then get free bus travel for another hour or so to complete your journey. Or you buy a bus fare and can transfer to another bus within the same period. I realise it would have been tricky to do this in the past but with Oyster/contactless cards, it surely wouldn't be that hard to take the equivalent of your bus fare off a tube fare if you'd used it within the last x minutes or ignore a bus touch-in if you were switching route.

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Jeremy Wrote:

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> rahrahrah Wrote:

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> > Surely the real problem here is the lack of a

> tube in SE London generally.

>

> I thought you were quite happy with the local

> transport?


:-)

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In the same way that the Tube has ruined places like Clapham and Brixton? Or the same way that the Overground has ruined places like Shoreditch and Hoxton?


I'm sure that the ED people who have had to cope with the major London Bridge, Thameslink and Elephant & Castle problems this year would love to have ED served by the Tube.


In the words of a typical East Enders character, I don't believe I'm hearing this!

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Bic Basher Wrote:

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> If anything we should be trying to get the

> Overground to run overnight to Peckham Rye,

> Denmark Hill, Forest Hill and HOP. This will be

> more of a benefit for us or increasing the amount

> of buses on the 176 overnight.



I would love the Overground to run through the night, but can't see it ever happening due to noise.


Although the twisted side of me loves the idea of the guy who gets so wound up by flight noise suddently finding the overground running along the back of his garden all night ;-)

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