London businesses hail advent of the 24-hour tube

Monday 22 June 2015

 

London businesses hail advent of the 24-hour tube

Commenting on the potential benefits of a 24-hour tube system in London, Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive of London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) said: "London's evening and night-time economy plays a critical part in the success of the city. The advent of the 24-hour tube network will help to bolster this part of London's economy.

"Our research has found that more and more workers are moving further away from the main centres of employment in the capital due to the short supply and soaring costs of housing closer in. Extending services to run 24-hours a day on these key lines will help employees who service the night-time economy get to and from work, making later working a more viable option for many."

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NOTES TO EDITOR:

  1. London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is the capital's largest and most representative business organisation, with members ranging in size from multi-national companies to SMEs and sole traders.
  2. Colin Stanbridge is available for further comment and interview.