Worries the “quieter” way of life in Barnet may be under threat have been expressed in the run-up to the introduction of the Night Tube on the Northern line.

The service will provide 24-hour Tube travel along the whole line, except its Bank branch, every Friday and Saturday as of this weekend (November 18-19), extending to 13 stations in Barnet.

London-wide assembly member Andrew Boff, who lives in Barnet, has pledged to push the Met police and mayor of London Sadiq Khan to keep noise and crime low on the residential northern end of the line.

He said: “Like many people in Barnet I am looking forward to the ability to take the Northern line at night, but there are still some real concerns which need addressing first.

“In many areas around these outer London night tube stations, such as Colindale and Totteridge & Whetstone, residents are accustomed to a quieter way of life and may have chosen to live in these places because of this.

“I will be making sure the mayor doesn’t just focus on policing the busiest stations, but also those in quiet areas to ensure areas surrounding Night Tube stations will not be forcefully included into the 24-hour night time economy and will maintain their safe, pleasant atmosphere.”

On the Northern line, eight trains will run each hour at the busiest stations between Camden Town and Leicester Square.

Addressing residents’ worries in Barnet, Sadiq Khan has laid out the measures being put in place around more suburban Night Tube stations.

He said: “The launch of the Night Tube will provide huge benefits to people in Barnet.

“It will not only allow people to enjoy more of London’s iconic night life, but allow hundreds of night-time workers including ?nurses, cleaners, and people who work in our bars and restaurants to get back home safely and easily at night.

“Safety on our transport system is one of my key priorities, which is why we’re also investing £3.4 million in 100 new police officers dedicated to ensuring passengers remain safe across Night Tube lines.”

Additionally, a team of engineers from TfL has undertaken a programme of work to mitigate any increase in noise.

This included replacing 70km of track, grinding over 450km of track to improve its condition and deploying new and more resilient track fastenings to reduce the noise.

Transport for London have also putting in new shock absorbent track fixings, which help deaden the sound when the trains run over them?.

According to TfL, the initiative will shorten the average late-night journey by 20 minutes and create around 2,000 permanent jobs as part of the “night time economy”.