A more regular N26 night bus for Shoreditch and Hackney's social scene

19 June 2014
  • Capacity increased by two thirds  

In support of Shoreditch and Hackney's thriving social scene Transport for London (TfL) will increase the frequency of the N26 night bus service from this Friday (20 June).

This will provide passengers in the area with more buses at weekends east towards Leyton, Walthamstow and Chingford, and west into central London to provide an easy interchange with other night bus services serving the rest of the capital.  

This service improvement will see the weekend night bus services, Friday night/Saturday mornings and Saturday night/Sunday mornings, increase by two thirds with a bus every 12 minutes instead of the current 20 minute service.  The service improvement was made in response to an increase in passenger numbers seen on the route.  

John Barry, TfL's Head of Network Development for buses, said: "Our night bus services are becoming increasingly popular and this service improvement on route N26 will give more capacity.  It is great our night buses are enabling more of our passengers to enjoy the thriving social scene that central London, Shoreditch and Hackney offer while also providing a lifeline to many people who work outside the nine to five routine."  

This service change is part of TfL's management and development of a network that comprises around 700 routes across Greater London operated by 7,600 buses at peak times, carrying more than 2.4 billion passengers every year.  TfL keeps the network under regular review, working with the London boroughs and other partners to help ensure that services can respond to London's changing travel needs.  

  • Route N26 is operated by Tower Transit Ltd.  It operates Trafalgar Square (Charing Cross), Aldwych, Fleet Street, Ludgate Circus (City Thameslink), St Paul's, Mansion House, Bank, Liverpool Street Station, Shoreditch (High Street), Cambridge Heath, Well Street, Cassland Road (return via Wick Road), Hackney Wick, Ruckholt Road, Temple Mills, Leyton Station, Leyton Midland Road, Leyton (Bakers Arms), Walthamstow Central, Crooked Billet, Chingford Mount, Old Church Road, The Ridgeway, Chingford Station