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Havering ministers call for full return of Night Tube services

Andrew Rosindell MP and Keith Prince AM have written a letter to Sadiq Khan

Havering politicians have called the Mayor of London’s Night Tube plans “simply not good enough”.

Andrew Rosindell MP and Keith Prince AM have written a letter to Sadiq Khan demanding an immediate return of the full resumption of all lines. 

Current plans for the Night Tube see only the Central and Victoria lines reopening from Saturday, 27 November; the Jubilee, Piccadilly and Northern Lines will remain as daytime only services. 

The pair have stressed the importance of the Night Tube to improve the safety of women. They say that constituents have shared their disgust at what happened to Sarah Everard and have referred to the service as a ‘cost effective, reassurance to women travelling home late at night’. 

They’ve also commented on how the closure has had an impact on the people of Havering. 

Andrew Rosindell MP said: “For five years the Mayor of London has shown a shocking disregard for the people of Romford. By expanding the ULEZ he is hitting car drivers in Romford and with the repeated delays to Crossrail his incompetence is placing a barrier between my constituency and central London.

“His decision to reopen just two of five Night Tube lines, not including the Jubilee Line, further shows his lack of interest in connecting the people of Romford to the rest of the city he is supposedly the Mayor of.”

Keith Prince AM, GLA Conservative Transport Spokesman, said:”Reopening two Night Tube lines is simply not good enough. The Mayor urgently needs to listen to the thousands of Londoners who are calling for all night-time services to resume on the London Underground.

“Not only does the Night Tube offer Londoners more choice on how to travel at night it can offer women and girls a safer way home compared to waiting for a bus on dark streets.

“Dither and delay won’t make London’s streets safer for women and girls. While reopening two lines is a step in the right direction, the Mayor’s decision to keep the other three closed means much of London will be denied the safety the Night Tube offers. The longer the Mayor delays reopening the entire Night Tube, the more London’s night-time economy will suffer and the more uneasy many Londoners may feel about travelling at night.”

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