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London Night Tube to reopen two lines in November

by LLB staff reporter
14th Oct 21 11:31 am

Transport for London (TfL) have confirmed that the Night Tube will reopen in November and service on the Central and Victoria Lines will resume.

Services will resume in the early hours of Saturday, 27 November which was suspended in March last year due to the pandemic.

TfL said that reopening the two lines will help businesses across London with the night tome economy.

TfL said, “Restoring night running on these lines will help businesses like bars, clubs and restaurants as London’s night-time economy continues to recover following the pandemic.”

Ella Watson launched a petition which had more than 138,000 signatures to reopen the Night Tune.

Watson who launched the petition on Change.org, said its removal “has a disproportionate impact on women who are more likely to be sexually assaulted in public.”

She added, it “seems this has been completely overlooked.”

Writing on the page, Watson said, “In the UK and London women and girls are unsafe on the streets, especially at night.

“The rightful outcry at the recent murders of Sabina Nessa and Sarah Everard on London’s streets, epitomises the fear women face of walking alone or standing on the streets in the evening and at night.

“The decision taken by TfL to keep the night tube closed over the winter of 2021/2022 will have a disproportionate impact on women and low-income groups, with women forced to take expensive taxis home during the busy festive season as a result of being unsafe in public.’

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said, “The reason why I was so keen to be the first mayor in London’s history to start the Night Tube in 2016, and to restart it now, after the Covid pause, is because I know how important this is to London’s thriving night-time economy, to London’s recovery and to the confidence and safety of everyone travelling home at night, particularly women and girls.

“I am determined to make our city as safe as possible for all Londoners.

“That’s why I’m delighted to see the return of the Victoria and Central Night Tube lines next month, which will make a huge difference to people travelling around our city at night and making their way home, offering them an additional safe, reliable transport option.

“I will continue to work with TfL and the Government to do everything we can to bring back the full Night Tube network as soon as possible.”

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