The Night Tube service in London has taken another step forward as a second rail union has accepted the pay and conditions deal.

It was announced on Monday (March 7) that ASLEF members had voted overwhelmingly to accept the new pay deal offered by London Underground , which they said “means the capital should get its Night Tube at last".

The union boss said he expects the Night Tube to start this summer.

The result shows that 88.6% voted in favour of the Night Tube pay deal, with 11.4% opposing.

The union says that the two days of strike action organised last year directly led to the new pay offer that they have voted to accept.

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'All thanks to strike action'

Finn Brennan, ASLEF’s district organiser on London Underground, said: “We are now in discussions about the introduction of an all-night service on Friday and Saturday nights and expect this to be rolled out this summer.

“If TfL had been prepared to negotiate a fair deal from the start, then two days of strike action could have been avoided and the Night Tube would have started last year."

The union also criticised London Mayor Boris Johnson for the delay in the introduction of the Night Tube.

Finn Brennan continued: “It will be good to see the back of Boris in May because the difficulties he has caused have, in effect, delayed the introduction of the Night Tube by 18 months and caused problems for passengers as well as staff.”

RMT union announced last week that they also have voted to accept the new pay and conditions offer for the 24-hour service , which includes a four-year pay rise and a £500 bonus to drivers and other staff.

Other rail unions, TSSA and Unite have not yet put the offer to their members.