The traditional red double-decker London bus

The traditional red double-decker London bus Image by Jean-Marc Astesana / CC BY 2.0

Extra bus services are to be launched in London to complement the new all-night Tubes starting later this year, although some existing buses will not run at weekends, it has been proposed.

Transport for London is consulting on 20 new bus services and one extended service to help passengers travel to and from underground stations, when the all-night Tubes start on September 12.

TfL added it might not be necessary to run as many extra weekend buses on 17 out of 117 night bus routes because of the new Tubes.

These services would continue to operate at weekday levels.

TfL said its proposals followed a review of its night bus services, which looked at demand for new links on weekend nights from suburban stations for passengers travelling to and from central London on the new Tube.

(Press Association)