The Campaign to Keep the London Underground Open Later
London is an amazing city. A city of culture, history and diversity. A city with a mayor who collects newts. A city with a huge Ferris wheel. A city where the clubs and bars stay open ’til three at the weekend… But a city that’s an absolute nightmare to get home from after midnight.
Every weekend millions of us are forced to either go home early or face the prospect of a torturously slow journey on a night bus full of drunken loons. Or pay a fortune for a cab which “ain’t going south (or north) this late”. And all because the Underground system in this amazing 24-hour city of ours shuts down just after midnight.
Even at weekends.
And not to mention making life easy for the greenies amongst us that either left the car at home, or simply don’t have one to start with.
But it doesn’t have to be like that. We pay for the Underground system with our tickets and taxes and so there is absolutely no reason why it shouldn’t operate on our terms.
There’s a petition to be sent to both The Mayor and Transport For London — the two bodies who together control London Underground — demanding that the Tube be kept running until at least 3am on Friday and Saturday nights.
If enough people sign the petition, the powers that be will be forced to sit up and take notice. Not least because there are Mayoral elections next year and this is a guaranteed vote winner.
So what are you waiting for? The petition is at…
Please take a few seconds to add your name — and tell everyone you know to do the same.