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Train pain as town misses out on 24 hour service

 Published on: 19th September 2016   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

While parts of London celebrated the arrival of the 24 hour tube service people in Ruislip have expressed their frustration and disappointment about missing out. Despite the central line which serves South Ruislip, Ruislip Gardens and West Ruislip, being part of the around the clock weekend service trains won’t be heading there. Instead trains will stop at Ealing Broadway, a decision which has left many local users annoyed. Mark Swanson, 23, of Ruislip Manor, said: “When they announced the news that the tube would be running all through the night on weekends I thought it was great. My friends and I go into central London regularly on nights out at the weekends and thought this would be a much cheaper alternative than getting over priced mini cabs home. “It wasn’t until a couple of days before the new service launched that I realised the Ruislip stops were not included. It seems like doing things by half measures to me.” Transport for London (TfL) which runs the underground said that many stations along the route had taxi ranks which could provide further transport if needed as well as night buses to many destinations. Clive Wicker, 36, of Sharps Lane, said: “I used the 24 hour service on the first Saturday it launched coming back from a night out around 3am. It was certainly lively but in many ways no more than a night bus.” To hear what else Clive had to say, and more, in the September edition of My Ruislip News, which will be distributed on September 16.

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