The home run from Shoreditch gets hip-happier

RMT Routemaster bus Lledo model for Hackney Gazette © ∂å

TRANSPORT FOR LONDON got soul, doncha know? The people who run TfL are making Shoreditch clubbers happy by laying on extra night buses.

From today Friday 20 June 2016 the N26 will run every 12 rather than 20 minutes on Friday night-Saturday mornings and Saturday night-Sunday mornings.

Starting at Trafalgar Square the great beast lumbers until the dawn with its happy if not suspiciously high cargo towards east towards Leyton, Walthamstow and Chingford, linking en route with other bus services.

Today’s scenesters are comparatively well-served: some Hackneyites can remember waiting in Old Street after leaving Fabric for a bus (the 243, as it happens) that was scheduled one to the hour.

The Tower Transit-operated N26 will also serve better the early risers who keep London clean, its office canteens going and the City trading in other time zones: as TfL’s John Barry noted, “our night buses are also providing a lifeline to many people who work outside the 9 to 5 routine”.

Hamish Scott 20614  

* Picture: Old-style Routemaster. The service uses leviathans a little more modern than this model, made by a firm called Lledo 

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