London Underground: Return of the Night Underground on the Northern Line

The northern line branch of the night tube is due to reopen this weekend after being closed since March 2020.

Transport for London has announced that the service will be available from Saturday evening.

The Northern line night tube will serve Edgware, High Barnet, Charing Cross and Morden branches as before the pandemic, meaning trains will not run through Mill Hill East, Battersea Power Station and Bank branches.

The Night Tube runs throughout Friday and Saturday nights when operational.

TfL also said plans were to resume overnight services on the Piccadilly Line later in the summer of 2022.

The Central and Victoria lines restarted Night Tube service in November last year, while the Jubilee Night Tube line returned this year in May.

However, TfL said the RMT strike in Night Tube services is expected to continue until December 4 this year.

TfL said it caused very little disruption to night service and consistently provided good service on the Victoria and Jubilee lines.

There is also a regular service on the Central Line despite strikes with at least two trains per hour into central London.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “This is another historic moment in the capital’s post-pandemic recovery – and fantastic news for Londoners and visitors looking to enjoy London’s incredible nightlife. capital, knowing they can bring the Northern line home.

“This means that Night Tube services are now back on the Central, Victoria and Jubilee lines, not only providing a huge economic boost to our world renowned nighttime economy, but also making a huge difference for people who want to moving around our city at night.”

Nick Dent, TfL’s Director of Customer Operations, said: “I am very pleased that the Night Tube service on the Northern line will return on Saturday July 2, giving the capital’s recovery a boost.

“Night Tube provides a safe and fast travel option for all Londoners and visitors looking to make the most of all the capital has to offer at night, and those needing to commute to or from work. come back at night.

“Summer is the perfect time for Londoners and visitors to take full advantage of London, including its world-class nightlife economy.”

Bonny J. Streater