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London Night Tube to return on two lines next month

The Night Tube will resume on the Central and Victoria lines from November 27

By Hollie Geraghty

Night Tube Roundel at Oxford Circus
The Night Tube Roundel at Oxford Circus. Photo: TfL

The Night Tube will resume on two lines from next month, London mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed.

Services will run between 01:00 and 5:30 on the Central and Victoria lines from November 27.

The decision comes after thousands signed a petition for the reopening of the Night Tube following the murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa this year.

Sadiq Khan said: “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.”

He also said that he is continuing to work with TfL and the Government to bring the full Night Tube service back as soon as possible.

TfL confirmed in the press release that training still needs to take place on other Night Tube lines: the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly.

The statement added: “The return of these lines also has to be planned around complex vital operational and engineering courses.”

The Night Tube was suspended during the pandemic so the daytime Tube service could continue where demand was higher. “Like other businesses across the city, London Underground was also impacted by staff absences due to the major disruption caused by the pandemic at a time when Tube ridership dropped by over 90 per cent,” the statement said.

In the petition to reinstate the Night Tube, started by Ella Watson, the description read: “The rightful outcry at the recent murders of Sabina Nessa and Sarah Everard on London’s streets, epitomises the fear women face of walking alone or standing on the streets in the evening and at night.”

It added: “The reopening of the night economy after lockdown without this infrastructure is a disservice to women’s safety.”