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Photos from Bank tube station’s huge new platforms
Photos from Bank tube station’s huge new platforms

Photos from Bank tube station’s huge new platforms

The Bank branch of the Northern line, which has been closed for the past 17 weeks has reopened and shown off the huge new platforms that have been constructed.

May
15
London Underground’s Northern line bank branch to reopen next Monday
London Underground’s Northern line bank branch to reopen next Monday

London Underground’s Northern line bank branch to reopen next Monday

The closed bank branch of the Northern line will reopen to passengers from Monday 16th May, TfL has confirmed.

May
09
London Underground sends first test trains through Bank station upgrade
London Underground sends first test trains through Bank station upgrade

London Underground sends first test trains through Bank station upgrade

Over the Easter weekend, Northern line trains made their first test trips through Bank tube station's new southbound platform.

Apr
22
Over 2 million journeys since the Northern line extension opened
Over 2 million journeys since the Northern line extension opened

Over 2 million journeys since the Northern line extension opened

It's just two stops and opened during a pandemic, but the Northern line extension to Battersea power station has already clocked up its 2 millionth journey.

Mar
25
Bank tube station upgrade reaches half-way mark
Bank tube station upgrade reaches half-way mark

Bank tube station upgrade reaches half-way mark

The closure of the Northern line bank branch has reached the halfway point as the Bank station upgrade is on target to open in the middle of May.

Mar
24
Exhibition about the Northern line extension that wasn’t built
Exhibition about the Northern line extension that wasn’t built

Exhibition about the Northern line extension that wasn’t built

Had things turned out differently, the Northern line would be a lot more northern than it is, and a new exhibition has opened to explore that planned but never built extension.

Jan
25
Last chance to visit Bank tube station before Northern line closure
Last chance to visit Bank tube station before Northern line closure

Last chance to visit Bank tube station before Northern line closure

Next Friday evening, the Northern line between Kennington and Moorgate will close for several months, as a major stage of the Bank station upgrade is carried out.

Jan
05
London Underground to close part of the Northern line next year
London Underground to close part of the Northern line next year

London Underground to close part of the Northern line next year

The long-planned closure of the Northern line bank branch has been confirmed by TfL today so that it can complete the upgrade of Bank tube station.

Nov
05
2021
Northern line inspired art exhibition
Northern line inspired art exhibition

Northern line inspired art exhibition

An exhibition is opening shortly in Highgate full of art inspired by the Northern line.

Nov
03
2021
The Northern line extension opened today
The Northern line extension opened today

The Northern line extension opened today

At 5:28am this morning, the first paying passengers caught their first train on the Northern line extension at Battersea.

Sep
20
2021
Mail on Sunday censured over London Underground anthrax story
Mail on Sunday censured over London Underground anthrax story

Mail on Sunday censured over London Underground anthrax story

Earlier this year, the Mail on Sunday claimed that the deadly bacteria, anthrax was released on the Northern line as a biological weapons test back in the 1960s. The newspaper was wrong.

Sep
06
2021
Nothern line bank branch to close for 4 months next year
Nothern line bank branch to close for 4 months next year

Nothern line bank branch to close for 4 months next year

TfL has announced plans to close part of the Northern line for several months as it completes a huge upgrade of Bank tube station.

Jul
12
2021
Step-free access to the Northern line at Waterloo moves forward
Step-free access to the Northern line at Waterloo moves forward

Step-free access to the Northern line at Waterloo moves forward

The Northern line at Waterloo station has moved closer to having step-free access after a deal was signed with the developer of a new office block directly above it.

Apr
20
2021
Changes for Elephant & Castle tube station
Changes for Elephant & Castle tube station

Changes for Elephant & Castle tube station

As part of the redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle, the tube station also needs to be rebuilt, but following discussions with London Underground, changes are being proposed.

Feb
02
2021
Bank tube station upgrade reaches tunnelling milestone
Bank tube station upgrade reaches tunnelling milestone

Bank tube station upgrade reaches tunnelling milestone

The main tunnelling work that will add a new platform, more escalators and a travolator to Bank tube station has now been completed, TfL has announced.

Oct
29
2020
London Underground’s Bakerloo line extension likely to be delayed
London Underground’s Bakerloo line extension likely to be delayed

London Underground’s Bakerloo line extension likely to be delayed

The Bakerloo line extension is likely to face a lengthy delay due to the ongoing financial problems at TfL, according to their latest financial forecasts.

Sep
30
2020
Heat from London Underground tunnels to warm homes and schools
Heat from London Underground tunnels to warm homes and schools

Heat from London Underground tunnels to warm homes and schools

Waste heat from the London Underground is now being used to provide heating and hot water to more than 1,350 homes, a school and two leisure centres in Islington.

Mar
06
2020
Was the Northern line nearly named after Tutankhamun?
Was the Northern line nearly named after Tutankhamun?

Was the Northern line nearly named after Tutankhamun?

There is a story that crops up ever so often that during the Tutankhamun mania of the mid-1920s, the Northern line was nearly named the Tootancamden line.

Sep
11
2019
New art for new London Underground stations
New art for new London Underground stations

New art for new London Underground stations

The two new tube stations on the Northern line extension are getting new art installations especially designed for them.

Sep
06
2019
Box in a box to avoid Crossrail vibrations
Box in a box to avoid Crossrail vibrations

Box in a box to avoid Crossrail vibrations

Deep underground a box has been built inside a box with special protections against vibrations from Crossrail and Northern line tunnels.

Aug
08
2019
London Underground gets approval for Colindale station rebuild
London Underground gets approval for Colindale station rebuild

London Underground gets approval for Colindale station rebuild

A radical rebuild of Colindale tube station on the Northern line has been approved by Barnet Council.

Jul
29
2019
A mysterious door appears at Bank tube station
A mysterious door appears at Bank tube station

A mysterious door appears at Bank tube station

If you were to wait for a southbound Northern line train at Bank tube station you might have noticed that a strange door has appeared on the wrong side of the railway tracks.

Jun
12
2019
Hear music performed inside a London Underground tunnel
Hear music performed inside a London Underground tunnel

Hear music performed inside a London Underground tunnel

For a few days at StudioRCA you can hear the recording of a performance that took place in the new tunnels that run below Nine Elms as part of the Northern line extension.

Jan
29
2019
London Underground building a glazed cube at Euston
London Underground building a glazed cube at Euston

London Underground building a glazed cube at Euston

A rather tired old office block is to be replaced with a large glazed cube which will be disguising a new ventilation shaft for the Northern line tunnels at Euston.

Jan
20
2019