London Underground: Night Tube on Jubilee line set to return next month

TfL also said that dates for the restart of the Night Tube on the Northern and Piccadilly lines will be announced “later this summer”.

The Night Tube service is set to return on the Jubilee line at the end of next month, following a 26 month hiatus.

Transport for London (TfL) said the through-the-night weekend services between Stanmore and Stratford would restart on Saturday May 21, joining the Central and Victoria lines, which resumed Night Tube services last November.

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The Night Tube is returning, it has been confirmed.

All five Night Tube lines were suspended at the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

TfL also said that dates for the restart of the Night Tube on the Northern and Piccadilly lines will be announced “later this summer”.

There are hopes that the return of the Jubilee Night Tube will help London’s night time economy recover, boosting cultural destinations such as the South Bank and Bermondsey.

However there is a risk that RMT drivers on the Jubilee line could join the ongoing strike action on the Victoria and Central Line Night service.

The action, the longest in the history of the Tube, is due to continue until June 17 in protest at the scrapping of Night Tube pay rates and rosters.

The RMT would have to give two weeks’ notice if it wanted its Jubilee line members to join the walkout.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “We have a mandate to extend our current action to defend the work life balance of our members and our executive will consider the next move.”

There has been pressure on TfL to bring back the Night Tube, with over 167,500 people signing a petition raising concerns about the safety of women getting home at night.

TfL said 1.6m people regularly worked at night before the pandemic - a third of the city’s workforce.

Nick Dent, London Underground’s director of customer operations, said: “The return of the Night Tube on the Jubilee line, along with the Piccadilly and Northern lines later in the summer, will be a boost to the night-time economy and help our customers travel around London overnight at weekends.

“London is a global destination and we are proud to be doing our part to help people to safely and enjoyably benefit from the best of its world-leading night-time economy.”