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Tuesday, June 10, 2003

The Late Tube Petition...
Support the official campaign to keep the London Underground open until 3am at weekends. Current Signatures: 27,211 (Updated Monday 9th June)

London is an amazing city. A city of culture, history and diversity. A city with a mayor who collects newts. A city with a huge Ferris wheel. A city where the clubs and bars stay open 'til three at the weekend... But a city that's an absolute nightmare to get home from after midnight.

Every weekend millions of us are forced to either go home early or face the prospect of a torturously slow journey on a night bus full of barking loons. Or to pay a fortune for a cab which "ain't going south (or north) this late". And all because the Underground system in this amazing 24-hour city of ours shuts down just after midnight. Even at weekends.

It's insane.

But it doesn't have to be like that. We pay for the Underground system with our tickets and taxes and so there is absolutely no reason why it shouldn't operate on our terms.

We're creating a petition to be sent to both The Mayor and Transport For London - the two bodies who together control London Underground - demanding that the Tube be kept running until at least 3am on Friday and Saturday nights.

If enough people sign the petition - we reckon 100,000 should do it - then Ken and Co will be forced to sit up and take notice. Not least because there are Mayoral elections next year and this is a guaranteed vote winner.

So what are you waiting for? Get signing! Your city will thank you; your friends will thank you; even barking loons on night buses will thank you. But you won't be able to hear them. Because you'll be underground. Perfect.

If enough people sign the petition - we reckon 100,000 should do it - then Ken and Co will be forced to sit up and take notice.
Not least because there are Mayoral elections next year and this is a guaranteed vote winner.

A few nagging doublt? There is an FAQ here.

So what are you waiting for? The petition is at... http://www.londonbylondon.co.uk/latetube

Please take a few seconds to add your name - and tell everyone you know to do the same. Your city will thank you; your friends will thank you; even barking loons on night buses will thank you. But you won't be able to hear them. Because you'll be underground. Perfect.

Thanks for your support!

The Late Tube Petition
http://www.londonbylondon.co.uk/latetube

[Thanks to Juggy and thefridaything for the heads up]

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