London Night Tube Reopening Finally Announced After More Than A Year Suspension

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London’s Night Tube service From 27 November, the mayor will reopen Sadiq Khan announced on Thursday.

Night Tube was shut down at the start of the first one in March 2020. covid Although restrictions were eased in July this year, it was not expected to reopen until 2022 at the earliest.

The need to use drivers for daytime services is thought to have played a role in the delayed restart of Night Tube alongside the Pandemic, so it surprised many when Khan announced the new decision on Twitter on Thursday.

He wrote: “Many Londoners have asked when Night Tube is coming back.

“Today, I am pleased to confirm that, after months of significant hard work by TfL, City Hall and unions, Victoria and Central Line services will resume on November 27.”

The 24-hour service, which first opened in 2016, operated on the Victoria, Jubilee, Central, Northern, Piccadilly and Overground lines until the first quarantine meant tubes could only run until midnight.

Andy Byford, head of TfL (Transport for London) Evening Standard In April: “We need staff to maintain daytime services and obviously there is no demand for it, so there are no immediate plans to restore Night Tube within a year and certainly not before 2022.”

An online petition with more than 125,000 signers calling for Night Tube to be brought back is thought to have influenced the decision to bring it back early.

People are more worried women’s safety after his murder Sarah Everard and TfL promised that the reopening will help create a safer environment for women and girls to travel.

The mayor also added that the reopening “will help businesses like bars, clubs and restaurants.”

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