You might not know it, but the night train lanes have been coming back into play for some time.

They’ve been around since 2006 and they’re a fixture in the city, but for some people the idea of them getting a lift on a train in the night is a bit of a novelty.

And now, the London Underground are looking to make it more of a reality by installing night train zones in the tube and at stations.

But if you don’t fancy the idea, the Underground says there’s plenty of other options available for those who are still on the hunt for a night-time ride. 

The new night zones will see a train run between two stations – London Underground’s new night trains will run between Southwark and Kings Cross, with stops at both stations, in a two-way cycle route.

But as with the rest of the Underground, the stations will be separated from each other by a barrier.

The first phase of the night-train zones, which will open in 2021, will run along Victoria Embankment and Southwark.

From Southwark, the new zones will extend north to the Thames Valley, passing through Kings Cross and then through the centre of the city before terminating at the station at Greenwich Village.

The two-track route will also run between the Tube and Kings Square, with a stop at Greenwich and a change to a cycle route at Southwark’s new station at Paddington. 

A new, permanent night train station in central London, part of a scheme to increase cycling in the capital The night train stations will run from the new London Underground Night Trains (LTNS) to Kings Cross Station, and to Southwark Station.

The stations will have separate entrances to ensure passengers are protected from road traffic. 

There will also be two different types of night trains, which should help riders avoid the congestion that is often associated with a journey in the evening.

There will be a dedicated train to London, running between South London and Waterloo.

This train will only stop at the tube station.

It will be operated by a driver who will take a different route from the main train, and will not be a regular commuter, so it will not carry passengers at the same time as other trains. 

At Southwark station, the night trains can be operated on a two to three minute delay, and the only way to avoid that is to make sure your train is in the correct position. 

To keep things interesting, there will also also be a second night train, which has a delay of up to six minutes, and operates on a six-minute stop time.

It is designed to allow a person to be on the train during a busy day, and not take up space on the Tube, so passengers can make it back to their homes safely. 

If you want to try it out, the first night train will run on the South London & Chelsea line at 10:30pm on Tuesday, May 1.

The second night trains are set to start at 9:30am on Monday, May 30. 

London Underground says that the night trams will be in service from 2019, and there will be 24 new night trampolines in operation in 2020, the year that night trains were introduced. 

And in terms of technology, the LTNS will have two new stations, at Paddy’s Wood and Piccadilly Circus.

These stations will open to night tramps on Monday 26 June, and it is hoped that the new night-rail lines will make a significant difference to London’s night-trips. 

For more information on night trains and the Tube’s night services, visit www.london-transit.co.uk/night-train-lanes