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Waterloo And City Underground Line Will FINALLY Resume Full Weekday Services

Waterloo and City Line will FINALLY resume full weekday services for the first time since start of pandemic last YEAR – but passenger numbers are still 60% pre-Covid levels

  • The Waterloo and City line was closed in March 2020 due to the Covid pandemic
  • Weekday service will resume on line, which connects Waterloo to City of London
  • Saturday services will not be returned ‘for the foreseeable future’, TfL has said

By Katie Feehan For Mailonline

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Full weekday services are to resume on a London Underground line for the first time since March last year, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.

The Waterloo and City line – which connects the City of London with Waterloo railway station – was closed in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Peak weekday services were reintroduced in June as people began to return to workplaces, but no trains run at off-peak times.

Full weekday services are to resume on a London Underground line for the first time since March last year, Transport for London (TfL) announced. Pictured: Bank underground station

TfL said services will run throughout the day from November 22 to make it easier for people to stagger their journeys, and support flexible working.

The transport body said it has been unable to resume full weekday services earlier as drivers have been required to operate trains on the Central line, where demand is higher.

It added that Saturday services on the Waterloo and City line will not be reintroduced ‘for the foreseeable future’.

Weekday passenger levels on the Tube are around 60 per cent of those pre-pandemic.

Decision to fully re-open the line during weekdays comes as more workers return to the office

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: ‘As Londoners and visitors return to the capital, whether that be for work or to enjoy London’s world-class culture and hospitality venues, it’s important that they can travel easily and safely around the city.

‘The Waterloo and City line provides another great transport option and a vital link to the City, and the return of a full weekday service is a big boost for the capital’s economy as we continue to recover from the pandemic.’

London Underground managing director Andy Lord said: ‘The Tube has played an important role during the pandemic and I am proud of the excellent work happening behind the scenes to allow customers to travel with confidence on clean, safe, frequent and reliable services.’

It comes after it was announced earlier this month that the Night Tube will resume next month after being suspended in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Central and Victoria lines – which were the two busiest services before lockdown, will reopen on November 27

Transport for London (TfL) confirmed services on the Central and Victoria lines will run through the night on Fridays and Saturdays from Saturday November 27.

Tens of thousands of people signed a petition calling for the Night Tube to resume to help protect women and girls.

According to TfL, service levels on the two lines will be the same frequency as pre-pandemic.

The Victoria line will be a ten minute service (six trains per hour).

The Central will be every 10 mins in the central section between White City and Leytonstone, and every 20 minutes extending from Leytonstone to Loughton and Leytonstone via Newbury Park to Hainault in the east, and from White City to Ealing Broadway in the west.