London Underground: Northern line Night Tube services return this weekend on Charing Cross branch

TfL said that the through-the-night weekend services on the Charing Cross branch between Morden and High Barnet/Edgware would restart this Saturday July 2.

Night Tube services on the Northern line are set to return this weekend, following a 27-month hiatus.

Transport for London (TfL) said that the through-the-night weekend services on the Charing Cross branch between Morden and High Barnet/ Edgware would restart this Saturday July 2.

Northern line Night tube services are returning

Night Tube services returned on the Central and Victoria lines in November 2021, and were further bolstered in May by the return of the Jubilee line.

TfL also plans to reopen Piccadilly line services this summer.

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

All Night Tube services will return by this weekend except the Piccadilly line. Credit: TfL

There are hopes that the return of night services on the Northern line will provide a further boost to London’s night-time services

TfL said that RMT strike action across Night Tube services, which began in January, will continue until December this year when the union’s mandate for industrial action ends.

However, they claimed it would cause “minimal disruption” with at least two trains per hour running on the Central Line.

Sadiq Khan speaking at State of London debate at O2. Credit: Lynn Rusk

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: "This is another landmark moment in the capital’s recovery from the pandemic – and fantastic news for Londoners and visitors who want to enjoy the capital’s incredible nightlife, safe in the knowledge that they will be able to get the Northern line home.

“It means that Night Tube services have now returned on the Central, Victoria and Jubilee lines, delivering not only a huge economic boost for our world-renowned night time economy but also making a huge difference to people who want to travel around our city at night.”

RMT members reaffirmed their backing for industrial action in a reballot last Friday, with more than 90%  voting in favour of further strikes on a 53.1%  turnout.

No new strike dates have been set, but they will be decided by the union’s executive in due course.

The strikes organised by the Aslef union affect services from Wimbledon to Beckenham Junction and Elmers End, Transport for London (TfL) said.