London Nighttube returns in November


The London Underground Night Tube will resume next month after being shut down in March 2020 due to the blockade of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Transport for London (TfL), Central and Victoria services will operate overnight from Saturday, November 27th to Friday and Saturday.

Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for the resumption of Nighttubes to protect women and girls.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: London’s prosperous night economy, London’s recovery, and the confidence and safety of everyone who goes home at night, especially women and girls.

“I am determined to make our city as safe as possible for all Londoners. That’s why I’m happy to see the Victoria and Central Nighttube routes coming back next month. This makes a big difference to those who travel our city at night and return home, providing a safe and reliable additional mode of transportation.

“I will continue to work with TfL and the government to do everything I can to bring the entire NightTube network back to life as soon as possible.”

According to TfL, the Central and Victoria lines were previously two of the busiest lines on the Nighttube network, providing a connection between “most of London and the city centre.”

“After the pandemic, London’s night economy continues to recover, so running the night on these routes will help businesses such as bars, clubs and restaurants,” he added.

Jace Tyrrell, CEO of the business group New West End Company, said: Of visitors all the time throughout London.

“The safety of our customers and our 150,000 colleagues is paramount, and Night Tube offers a highly overlooked alternative to traveling safely in London.

“We hope that the reopening of the network will give Londoners the confidence to travel to the capital in a safe and crime-free environment.”

TfL said the blockade of the pandemic limited the ability to train new drivers and recently provided nighttube drivers with the opportunity to move from a part-time role to a full-time full-time position.

Mick Lynch, General Secretary of the Rail, Shipping and Transportation Association (RMT), is important to reach an agreement with the union representative on the roster that TfL “does not burn staff and leave them under intolerable pressure”. Said that.

“A few months ago, reducing the number of nighttube train driver positions by 200 created a staffing nightmare, warning the London Underground to face that reality,” he added. rice field.

Lynch also claimed that Nighttube was a “trigger for violent, abusive, and antisocial behavior” before the outage.

Neil Lancefield

PA

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