Sadiq Khan has confirmed that the two underground lines will open in November.
London’s Night Tube service will reopen from 27 November, the city’s mayor Sadiq Khan announced on Thursday.
Night Tube was closed at the start of the first COVID lockdown in March 2020 and was not expected to reopen until 2022, despite the easing of restrictions in July this year.
The need to use drivers for daytime services is believed to have played a role in the delayed restart of Night Tube as well as the pandemic, so Khan took to Twitter on Thursday to announce the new decision to many. Startled.
He wrote: “Many Londoners have asked when Night Tube is coming back.
“Today I am pleased to confirm that, after several months of hard work by TfL, City Hall and trade unions, Victoria and Central Line services will resume on 27 November.”
The 24-hour service – first opened in 2016 – operated on the Victoria, Jubilee, Central, Northern, Piccadilly and Overground lines, until earlier lockdowns meant the Tube could only operate until midnight.
TfL (Transport for London) boss Andy Byford told evening standard In April: “We need personnel to continue day services and there is obviously no demand, so there are no immediate plans to restore Night Tube within a year, and certainly from 2022 Not before.”
It is believed that an online petition with over 125,000 signers asking Night Tube to return may have influenced the decision to bring it back early.
People are more concerned about women’s safety since the murder of Sarah Everard, and TfL has promised that reopening it will help create a more secure environment for women and girls to travel.
The mayor also said the reopening would “help businesses such as bars, clubs and restaurants”.