Transport for London (TfL) is set to extend the Night Overground services to Canonbury and Highbury & Islington stations from next week.

The service has been operating on Friday and Saturday nights between Dalston Junction and New Cross Gate since December.

The commencement of the Night Overground follows the success of the Night Tube, which has completed more than nine million journeys to date and reduced travel times for passengers by an average of 20 minutes.

"These night-time services are providing a huge boost to our economy and a safe and reliable way for people to travel across the capital."

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “Following our hugely successful launch of the Night Tube, I’m delighted that we will be able to extend the Night Overground service to help even more Londoners.

“This extension will connect the Night Overground to the Night Tube. These night-time services are providing a huge boost to our economy and a safe and reliable way for people to travel across the capital, helping all those working hard during the night or out enjoying everything the capital’s nightlife has to offer.”

The extension connects the Overground to the Night Tube network at the Victoria line and is expected to provide a faster transportation alternative to passengers travelling in North and East London at night.

TfL London Rail and Sponsored Services director Jonathan Fox said: “The extension of Night Overground to Highbury & Islington will make life easier for thousands more Londoners and visitors, opening up a new late night connection between East and North London and boosting the night time economy.”

All stations along the Night Overground route are equipped with CCTV facilities and modern lighting at all times to ensure the security and safety of commuters.

Help Points are also located across the network, while specially trained Travel Safe Officers are deployed throughout the night on the London Overground network.