Northern line Night Tube to return this weekend

The Northern line‘s night services will resume this weekend for the first time since the pandemic.

Transport for London (TfL) has announced the line’s Night Tube will return on Saturday 2 July following a two year closure.

This makes the Northern line the fourth to reopen since coronavirus led to the suspension of after-hours services, following the Central, Victoria and Jubilee lines. The Piccadilly line is expected to follow suit this summer.

London mayor Sadiq Khan said: ”This is another landmark moment in the capital’s recovery from the pandemic – and fantastic news for Londoners and visitors who want to enjoy the capital’s incredible nightlife, safe in the knowledge that they will be able to get the Northern line home.” 

However, the line will only reopen during the night on its pre-pandemic routes of the Edgware, High Barnet, Charing Cross and Morden branches.

The Mill Hill East, Battersea Power Station and Bank branches will not have trains running during night services.

The Night Tube was first launched in 2016, giving Londoners 24 hour access to the underground on Fridays and Saturdays.

Nick Dent, TfL’s director of customer operations, said: ”I’m very pleased that the Night Tube service on the Northern line will return on Saturday 2 July, providing a further boost to the capital’s recovery.

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

While use of all services dropped at the height of the pandemic, TfL revealed the use of the Tube is now up to 72% of pre-Covid levels.

Find out more about the Night Tube here.

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