The news has been welcomed by representatives of London’s night-time economy, who consider the service to be fundamental to the sector's long-term viability.
“Following a tough few years, it's great to see the industry and key stakeholders working together to re-establish these important transport links,” says Michael Kill, CEO of the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA).
Services on the Piccadilly line will return this evening (Friday 29 July) and run throughout the night on Fridays and Saturdays, marking a complete restoration of the weekend Night Tube and Night Overground services previously available to customers.
Night Tube services across the capital have been steadily returning to support with London’s economic recovery, with the Central and Victoria lines being the first to start operating from November 2021.
This was further followed this summer with the return of the Jubilee and Northern lines in May and June 2022. In addition, Night Overground services between Highbury & Islington and New Cross Gate returned in December 2021.
Since the return of the Night Tube service in November 2021, 3.2 million entries and exits have been recorded.
“As London starts to regain its pre-pandemic business levels, it’s vitally important we build back confidence in our transport infrastructure and promote a safe and accessible night-time economy for customers and workers to travel throughout the capital,” adds Kill.