The Jubilee Line Night Tube Is Reopening In May

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 6 months ago
The Jubilee Line Night Tube Is Reopening In May
A night tube roundel
The Jubilee line night tube reopens next month, with the Piccadilly and Northern line night tubes to follow. Image: TfL

The Jubilee line night tube will reopen in May, after being suspended two years ago owing to the pandemic.

From Saturday 21 May, the Jubilee line will run throughout the night and early hours on weekends (i.e. Friday and Saturday nights). It will join night tube services already running on the Central and Victoria lines, as well as a night Overground service between Highbury & Islington and New Cross Gate.

That still leaves some of the pre-pandemic night tube operations to reopen; TfL says the Northern and Piccadilly lines will join the others later this summer.

a jubilee line train behind platform edge doors
A petition was launched to fully reintroduce the night tube network last winter, but was unsuccessful. Image: Shutterstock

There were strong calls for TfL to fully reintroduce the night tube network last October, in the wake of the murder of Sarah Everard. TfL says a combination of under-resourcing and planned engineering means a more piecemeal approach has been necessary. Says a spokesperson:

The full introduction of night tube services has not been possible so far as training still needs to take place to address resourcing issues on the Northern and Piccadilly lines. The return of these lines also has to be planned around complex vital operational and engineering closures. This includes the ongoing closure of the Bank branch of the Northern line to allow completion of the upgrade at Bank tube station, as well as other major closures and bespoke timetables.

Anyone who's been on a night tube since they reopened will know they're certainly getting used.

Last Updated 18 May 2022