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New night bus service to Romford town centre starts tomorrow night

PUBLISHED: 08:30 18 August 2016 | UPDATED: 08:30 18 August 2016

TfL bus in London

TfL bus in London

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A new night bus service will be launched tomorrow to help late night commuters in the borough get home.

From Friday night, the 296 route from Ilford Broadway to Romford town centre will operate 24 hours a day for the first time.

It is one of eight new routes being introduced by TfL to coincide with the Night Tube, which starts running too.

The new services are meant to link the northern end of the Victoria line with and the eastern end of the Central line.

The 296 will run every 30 minutes throughout Friday and Saturday nights.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “The safety and security of Londoners is vital, and it’s why we’ve invested in new police officers on the Tube and it’s why we’re bringing in these brand new 24-hour bus services.

“The routes will go hand-in-hand with the Night Tube to help Londoners get to and from their front door throughout the night.

“It’s another key step in helping everyone travel quickly and safely at night, and another boost to unlocking the full potential of our night time economy.”

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