The Piccadilly Line is set to join the Night Tube service

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Party animals from Cockfosters rejoice! Sadiq Khan has announced that the Night Tube service on the Piccadilly Line will begin on December 16. Just in time for all your Christmas parties then.

Khan said the decision fulfilled his pledge to have five lines running throughout the night on Fridays and Saturdays by the end of the year.

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All-night services have already begun on the Victoria, Central and Jubilee lines, with the Northern line to begin on November 18.

The 24-hour weekend Piccadilly line service will run between Cockfosters and Heathrow Terminal 5. This could make it easier for passengers catching early morning weekend flights from the west London airport, as well as provide another transport option for people working at or visiting bars, restaurants and music venues in Kensington, Hammersmith and the West End.

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Khan at the launch of the Night Tube earlier this year (Yui Mok/PA)

Khan said: "I pledged to introduce five Night Tube services before the end of the year, and it gives me great pleasure to announce the start date of the fifth of these, the Piccadilly line services.

"We've seen how enthusiastically Londoners have embraced the Night Tube, and I am delighted that we've exceeded expectations with more than one million journeys made already."