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Letter: How MTR can play fairy godmother to Hong Kong’s nightlife

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LettersHow MTR can play fairy godmother to Hong Kong’s nightlife

Readers discuss how transport at night could boost the government’s ‘Night Vibes’ campaign, and cases of unauthorised building works at a luxury residential estateHong Kong economyLettersPublished: 11:30am, 28 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

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Five major tube lines in London run a 24-hour service on Fridays and Saturdays. Called the Night Tube, the overnight train service, which was launched in 2016, plays an active role in supporting the nightlife and economy of the city.

According to the mayor of London, the Night Tube helps to boost the city’s economy by £77 million per year (HK$733 million) and supports 2,000 permanent jobs.

More importantly, the Night Tube supports many workers who travel to and from work in the early hours. This population amounts to 50 per cent of London’s night bus users. As such, the night tube services also benefit an often overlooked group which supports the workings of the city after dark.

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