There is good news for those who commute on the Northern Line as TfL has announced more a frequent service to accommodate the increase in passengers.

TfL will be doubling the length of its highest frequency ‘evening peak’ services on the Northern Line.

At least a quarter of a million people will benefit from the new timetable on London’s busiest Tube line.

As of today there will be 30 trains an hour on the Kennington to Morden section between 5pm and 7pm.

TfL said customers will experience more comfortable journeys around the capital as platforms and trains become less crowded, and evening commuters enjoy a better journey home.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Since becoming Mayor I’ve frozen TfL fares and invested record amounts in new infrastructure across London’s transport network. 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.”

The Northern Line Extension is said to be completed in 2020 and once complete will add new capacity bringing Battersea and surrounding areas within 15 minutes of the city.

It will also enable the regeneration of the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea areas, spurring economic growth by supporting around 25,000 new jobs and more than 20,000 new homes.

Leonie Cooper, Assembly Member for Merton and Wandsworth said: "The new Northern Line timetable will make a big difference to thousands of people in Merton and Wandsworth who commute into central London every day. People need tube services that are reliable and affordable, and increasing the number of high frequency trains during rush hour will also make trains less crowded and allow people to get home quicker.

"I’ll continue to work with the Mayor and TfL to further improve services across the Northern Line – a vital part of our transport infrastructure."

TfL is also introducing a new Jubilee line timetable later this year to boost the service during peak hours, and is carrying out a massive multi-billion pound modernisation programme.