Bank tube station

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Behind the scenes at London Underground’s Bank tube station upgrade
Behind the scenes at London Underground’s Bank tube station upgrade

Behind the scenes at London Underground’s Bank tube station upgrade

The cramped maze of tunnels that make up Bank tube station are about to change, as a set of huge new tunnels are being dug next to the Northern line that will transform the amount of space deep underground.

Oct
09
2018
New Bank tube station entrance in final stages ahead of opening
New Bank tube station entrance in final stages ahead of opening

New Bank tube station entrance in final stages ahead of opening

The exceptionally delayed new entrance to Bank tube station looks increasingly close to being opened at last.

Jun
19
2018
City of London mulls making Bank traffic ban permanent
City of London mulls making Bank traffic ban permanent

City of London mulls making Bank traffic ban permanent

Safety improvements at the road junction outside Bank tube station have reportedly seen casualties reduced by 52% since they were implemented last year.

May
14
2018
Photos from the disused tunnels now helping the Bank tube station upgrade
Photos from the disused tunnels now helping the Bank tube station upgrade

Photos from the disused tunnels now helping the Bank tube station upgrade

Deep under the City of London lies its oldest deep level tube station, in use for less than a decade before it closed in 1900, now it's about to get a new lease of life.

Apr
21
2018
London Public Art: Statue of James Greathead
London Public Art: Statue of James Greathead

London Public Art: Statue of James Greathead

This may look like a typical bit of military history on a plinth, as seen in many places around London, but in fact it's London Underground heritage being celebrated here.

Feb
22
2018
A billion quid groundscraper reveals a lost roman road
A billion quid groundscraper reveals a lost roman road

A billion quid groundscraper reveals a lost roman road

The largest stone building in the City of London for over a century has had its building site protective covers removed, and revealed an awful lot of glass and bronze.

Oct
29
2017
DLR tunnel to Bank station is being extended
DLR tunnel to Bank station is being extended

DLR tunnel to Bank station is being extended

The DLR tunnel to Bank tube station is getting longer -- not because of tunneling work, but because of a new housing development.

Aug
28
2017
Oldest reference to Roman London found in new tube station entrance
Oldest reference to Roman London found in new tube station entrance

Oldest reference to Roman London found in new tube station entrance

A number of Roman tablets found while excavating a new tube station entrance have been shown to contain the oldest known reference to the city of London, as well as a wealth of information about the Roman occupation of the city.

Jun
01
2016
Bank tube station upgrade gets final approval
Bank tube station upgrade gets final approval

Bank tube station upgrade gets final approval

The upgrade, which will cost £563 million will see the capacity of the tube station increased by 40%, and two news travolators added to speed transfers between the Central and Northern lines.

Dec
18
2015
Bank tube station upgrade — consultation opens
Bank tube station upgrade — consultation opens

Bank tube station upgrade — consultation opens

The last of three public consultations is opening for comment about the plans to upgrade the Bank tube station complex.

May
31
2014
The crazy plan to divert the Bakerloo Line to Bank Station
The crazy plan to divert the Bakerloo Line to Bank Station

The crazy plan to divert the Bakerloo Line to Bank Station

There has been a rumour, a dark legend of lore and myth that one day in some heavenly future, the Bakerloo Line will be extended south of Elephant and Castle.

Mar
29
2014
How a tube station gets its fresh air though an old toilet
How a tube station gets its fresh air though an old toilet

How a tube station gets its fresh air though an old toilet

If you've ever noticed an odd smell in the DLR at Bank station would it perhaps surprise you to learn that the deep tunnels are ventilated through an old toilet?

Feb
02
2014
3D Model of Bank tube station and the 2020 Upgrade plans
3D Model of Bank tube station and the 2020 Upgrade plans

3D Model of Bank tube station and the 2020 Upgrade plans

If you head into a certain Church in the City, you can see catnip for any tube fan -- a 3D model of the future Bank/Monument tube station as it will be in around 2020.

Oct
10
2013
Exhibition about the Bank tube station upgrade
Exhibition about the Bank tube station upgrade

Exhibition about the Bank tube station upgrade

Just a notice that there will be a public exhibition next week showing off the latest plans to upgrade the overcrowded Bank tube station.

Oct
01
2013
Roman remains found by new entrance to Bank tube station
Roman remains found by new entrance to Bank tube station

Roman remains found by new entrance to Bank tube station

A huge construction site near Bank Tube station is preparing the way for a new tube station entrance to be built -- oh, and a very large office block, oh, and it sits in a major archaeological location.

Apr
09
2013
An unusual train movement on the London Underground
An unusual train movement on the London Underground

An unusual train movement on the London Underground

Earlier this morning, something happened that hasn't been seen for over 65 years - a tube train left Waterloo and arrived at Bank, carrying passengers.

Jul
29
2012
A 3D model of Bank Tube Station – and a look at the upgrade plans
A 3D model of Bank Tube Station – and a look at the upgrade plans

A 3D model of Bank Tube Station – and a look at the upgrade plans

If planning permission is granted, then six years of building and tunnelling works will start at Bank tube station from 2015 to fix the notorious bottleneck at the Northern Line.

Nov
09
2011
50th anniversary of Bank Station’s travolator
50th anniversary of Bank Station’s travolator

50th anniversary of Bank Station’s travolator

You might not have noticed it, but today marks a very special anniversary on the London Underground - it is the 50th anniversary of the travelator at Bank tube station.

Sep
27
2010

Greathead shield at Bank Station

I have been meaning for absolutely ages to take a look at a little bit of London Underground heritage at Bank Station, and total thanks to problems with the Jubilee Line, I happened to be at Bank today and going

Mar
29
2008

Banking Crisis

Transport for London has just announced that changing between lines at Bank tube station will not be possible from the end of this month until the middle of next year.

Mar
20
2008