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A recent survey has found that Londoners largely blame unions for the delays in delivering a 24-hour London Underground service.

Around 56% of London's workers surveyed said the blame for the Night Tube delays fall on the unions.

A quarter think that Transport for London are accountable and 16% believe it is Boris Johnson's fault.

Totaljobs investigated Londoners’ perception of the Night Tube delays and the potential impact on London’s night-time economy with the new survey.

The results were somewhat pessimistic, with 5.5% of Londoners saying that they think the Night Tube will never happen.

Rail union Aslef told getwestlondon on Tuesday (December 8) that they think the Night Tube was just Boris' vanity project and was designed to be rejected, a claim that Transport for London denied.

More than a third of London's workforce said they expect a Night Tube introduction in early 2016, while 27% expected the service to begin later.

When asked which London borough would most benefit from Night Tube, 32% of respondents elected Westminster as the clear winner, while 67% think no London borough will be negatively impacted, with the majority saying that the Night Tube will benefit London.

Alan D Miller, Chairman of the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA), said: “It is indicative that a whopping 78% of interviewees recognise that the Night Tube will be beneficial to London.

“Londoners deserve a professional and modern service that provides them with flexibility and choices. The night time economy provides our cities and towns with employment, entertainment, tax revenue and creates an enormous cultural asset in the heart of our communities which promotes Britain around the world.

“Here’s to a speedy resolution of negotiations and the rolling out of the 24-hour Tube which will make London a better city for everyone.”