Northern Line's Capacity Is Boosted During Evening Rush Hour

The Tube's busiest line will run more trains through local stations

Northern Line passengers are now benefitting from quicker and more frequent journeys after TfL yesterday (January 29) doubled the length of its highest frequency ‘evening peak’ services in the central London section.

A new timetable has now been introduced on the Tube's busiest line, which carries around 225,000 passengers a day between 5pm and 7pm.

These customers will now benefit from 24 trains an hour on both central London branches of the Northern line and 30 trains an hour on the Kennington to Morden section, which serves South Wimbledon and Colliers Wood, between 5pm and 7pm. 

Previously this level of ‘peak’ service only ran for an hour, between 5.30pm-6.30pm. So the changes effectively doubles the length of time that the highest frequency ‘evening peak’ services operate.

Outside ‘peak’ time, 20 trains an hour operate across both central London branches of the Northern line.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “The Northern line is the busiest line on London’s Tube network, and our new timetable will provide a quicker, less crowded journey for hundreds of thousands of commuters who rely upon the line every day.

“Since becoming Mayor I’ve frozen TfL fares and invested record amounts in new infrastructure across London’s transport network. I’m delighted that by doubling the time of high frequency evening services, more Londoners on the Northern line will now get home faster after a long day at work.”

January 30, 2018