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London will get 'football buses' during World Cup

ON THE RUN: London buses will run later during the World Cup

TRANSPORT FOR London has announced that buses will be running later during the World Cup to ensure fans can get home after watching England's late evening games.

They said they were unable to run the tube for an hour later at such short notice as it was too complicated but there will be 100 extra 'football buses' to ensure people can get home across London.

Simon Thomas, owner of the Hippodrome casino in Leicester Square and a director of the Heart of London business group, said: “This is a victory for common sense. But we need permanent change. Let’s now get the Tube system working throughout the night.”

There will also be stewards at taxi ranks to help people get home safely as the late evening game is not expected to finish until 1am, with the last tube leaving at 12.30am.

Mayor Boris Johnson said: “I want all of the England fans to enjoy the game on Saturday night which is why I have been working with TfL to ensure there are suitable provisions to get everyone home safely afterwards. “They will run over a hundred extra night buses, meaning there will be almost 1,000 serving the whole of the capital.

“With 95 per cent of Londoners living no more than 400 metres from a bus stop, this hugely increased bus fleet will ensure we get our football fans home.”

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