Transport for London confirms return of night Tube services
This comes as Transport for London (TfL) today (Thursday 28 July) announced that from this weekend all Night Tube services would be fully restored after being suspended in March 2020 due to the Covid pandemic .
NTIA CEO Michael Kill said: “We are extremely pleased to see overnight Tube services returning to full capacity, with services on the Piccadilly line returning on July 29, operating through the night.
“After a difficult few years, it’s great to see industry and key stakeholders working together to restore these important transport links.”
Services on the Piccadilly line are due to return on the evening of Friday 29 July and will run all night on Fridays and Saturdays, following the restoration of the Central and Victoria lines in November 2021 in addition to overnight Overground services between Highbury, Islington and New Cross Gate in December 2021.
It comes as rail strikes continue to cause disruption across the country, with more than 40,000 rail workers set to take part in further action on Saturday July 30, Thursday August 18 and Saturday August 20, over wage disputes. and the working conditions of railway staff.
Safe and Accessible
The NTIA says the return of overnight and subway services will provide more options for safe travel in the capital, although the association has previously said ongoing rail strikes pose health and safety concerns as well. as threats to the UK and the hospitality industry. post-pandemic recovery in a context of runaway inflation.
Kill added: “As London begins to return to pre-pandemic levels of activity, it is vitally important that we restore confidence in our transport infrastructure and promote a safe and accessible night-time economy so that customers and workers move to the capital.”