Evening peak services have doubled on the Northern line.

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that they are doubling the length of their evening peak services, meaning tubes will be available at a higher frequency for longer.

The new timetable, which is in place from today (January 29), will mean 24 trains will run per hour on both central London branches of the line, and 30 trains and hour will run between Kennington and Morden between 5pm and 7pm.

Outside peak time, a schedule of 20 trains per hour will run.

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.

"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."

Work is also underway for the Northern line extension, which is expected to be completed in 2020, and will mean Battersea, Vauxhall and Nine Elms will be connected to the line and will be regenerated as part of this.