Transport for London (TfL) has brought back the Night Tube after suspending it back in March 2020 due to Covid-19.
The Night Tube – a service pattern on Underground and Overground systems providing through-the-night services – returned to London on 27 November.
It will run on the Central and Victoria lines on Friday and Saturday nights, with plans of an extension onto the Jubilee, Piccadilly and Northern lines in coming months.
The Night Tube will cut night time journeys by an average of 20 minutes, with some cut by more than an hour.
Demand for a 24-hour tube service has been clear, with late-night tube usage increasing at double the rate of day time trips. “There are already over half a million users of the tube after 22:00 on Fridays and Saturdays,” according to TfL.
The new service has been made possible because of the continued modernisation of the Underground Network, and will boost and help maintain London’s reputation as a vibrant and exciting place to live, work and visit.
TfL has said that the Night Tube will also play a vital role in re-opening London’s night time economy, supporting almost 2000 permanent jobs and boosting the economy by £360m.