225,000 Northern line commuters to benefit from new timetable
From this week, hundreds of thousands of Tube customers will benefit from quicker and more frequent journeys on the Northern line – as TfL doubles the length of its highest frequency ‘evening peak’ services in the central London section.
The improvements, which follow weeks of complex preparation work by Transport for London (TfL), means a new timetable has been introduced from today on the Tube’s busiest line.
The Northern line 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 between 5pm and 7pm. Previously this level of ‘peak’ service only ran for an hour, between 5.30pm and 6.30pm, in the evening.
This effectively doubles the length of time that the highest frequency ‘evening peak’ services operate.
With Northern line services running at their maximum frequency for longer, customers will experience more comfortable journeys around the capital as platforms and trains become less crowded, and evening commuters enjoy a better journey home.