The Night Tube generated nearly £200 million for London’s economy last year.

A report by transport campaign group, London First and Ernst and Young (EY) revealed how the Night Tube contributed £190 million to London’s economy last year – an increase of almost £20 million since it opened on August 19 2016.

The Night Tube runs on the Victoria and Jubilee lines and most of the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines all of Friday and Saturday nights.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “Its first two years have been an even bigger success than we predicted – allowing more people to get home quickly and safely after a night shift, or night out with friends, but also providing a huge boost to London’s night-time economy.”

The report also predicts that the Night Tube will contribute £1.54 billion over the next ten years to London’s economy.

The number of passengers using the Night Tube also increased by nearly a million since when it first began – in 2016 7.8 million people travelled on the Night Tube and in 2017 8.7 million people used it.

This means there has now been over 17 million journeys so far on the Night Tube.

Mark Wild, London Underground’s managing director, said: The increase in passenger numbers shows that the demand for the Night Tube remains strong, and that it is helping to transform London into a truly 24-hour city.”