The Night Tube will return next month on two lines, it’s been announced.
Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that the Night Tube will be returning after being suspended since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Services on the Central and Victoria lines will run throughout the night on Fridays and Saturdays from Saturday, November 27.
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However, it’s understood the night services on the Jubilee, Overground, Northern and Piccadilly lines – the latter two of which run to High Barnet and Cockfosters, just south of Hertfordshire, respectively – won’t return until next year.
The Central and Victoria lines were previously two of the busiest lines on the Night Tube network and provide crucial links between large parts of London and the centre of the city.
It’s hoped the relaunch of the Night Tube will help more people get home safely and comes after almost 140,000 people signed a petition demanding services resume this winter to help protect women and girls.
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The petition was set up after the deaths of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa.
It’s also hoped that the reopening will help businesses such as bars, clubs and restaurants as London’s night-time economy continues to recover following the pandemic.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “The reason why I was so keen to be the first Mayor in London’s history to start the Night Tube in 2016 and to restart it now, after the Covid pause, is because I know how important this is to London’s thriving night-time economy, to London’s recovery and to the confidence and safety of everyone travelling home at night, particularly women and girls.
“I am determined to make our city as safe as possible for all Londoners.”
He added: “That’s why I’m delighted to see the return of the Victoria and Central Night Tube lines next month, which will make a huge difference to people travelling around our city at night and making their way home, offering them an additional safe, reliable transport option.
“I will continue to work with TfL and the Government to do everything we can to bring back the full Night Tube network as soon as possible.”
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