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'Night Tube' to start rolling in London

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>> London finally gets a 24 hour train service from Friday, sort of. Two tube lines set to run through the night, but only on Fridays and Saturdays. Just the Central and Victoria lines for now, other routes set to start night operations later in the year. Chief Network Managing Director Mark Wilde says it will be a boon for the city.
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>> It's good for revellers and parties and tourists but it's also an essential thing for London's economy. If the night tube encourages people to go out, it could be a big boost for London's bars and clubs but safety is a big concern. With thousands of potentially drunk travelers taking to the rails the man in charge of policing the underground says his team is well prepared.
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>> But what we will do is we don't tolerate violence or threatening behavior and men at work has no place. And we'll have officers out at key locations particularly those around night time economy. Visible, reassuring the public throughout night ship.>> Not everyone is happy about the new service though.
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In outer London the underground is actually overground and anyone living near a line faces the prospect of tube trains rumbling through the night.>> You need to really take, bear in my residents concerns about noise and what we want them to do is to stop the night ship until the noise issues are fixed.
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>> Those calls falling on deaf ears however. After months of delay caused by wrangling with rail unions, the Night Tube is about to start rolling.>> This train is now ready to depart, please mind the closing doors.