Licensees in Central London have joined with Westminster City Council to launch a campaign calling for the extension of tube running time through to 3am. The Westminster Licensees’ Association (WLA) voiced fears that once licensing reform is enacted, late-night trade could move from the West End out into the suburbs as people eschew unlicensed minicabs, rowdy night-buses and leaving for the last tube at midnight, in favour of drinking closer to home. Alexander Salussolia, chairman of the WLA and managing director of Glendola Leisure, the bar and restaurant operator, said better late-night transport is key to "running our businesses successfully". The WLA warned that London could no longer afford a "Victorian transport system which fails to meet the needs of a 21st-century city."