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Londoners praise return of Night Tube after viral petition hits 150,000 signatures

© Kyle Bushnell

TfL has confirmed that the Night Tube will reopen in time for the busy Christmas season, having being closed due to the epidemic since March 2020. This follows a successful petition encouraging the Night Tube to be reopened following concerns over safety for women returning home at night.

From Saturday, November 27th, services on the Central and Victoria lines will run all night on Fridays and Saturdays, providing more options for customers who need to travel late at night for leisure or work, as well as quicker journey times and safer routes home for women, girls, and all Londoners.

TfL continues to operate as many services as feasible while seeking long-term, sustainable Government financing to continue helping London’s recovery.

The Central and Victoria lines were once two of the busiest lines on the Night Tube network, providing vital connections between various regions of London and the city’s centre.

As London’s night-time economy recovers from the epidemic, restoring night-time service on these lines will benefit businesses such as bars, clubs, and restaurants.

It will also give a secure, speedy transport option for Londoners and visitors who want to take advantage of everything the capital has to offer in the evenings, as well as those who need to get to or from work late.

TfL has started running some trains earlier on Sunday mornings to help customers commute at such times. The Tube continues to run between about 05:30 and 00:30 across central London from Monday to Saturday.

The Mayor’s Women’s Night Safety Charter also includes recommendations for venues, operators, charities, municipalities, and businesses on how to improve women’s safety at night, including improving staff training, increasing harassment reporting, and ensuring public places are safe.

More than 600 organisations have joined up so far, and more are joining all the time.