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

It’s less about the actual design and plan of the upgrade, as that has been pretty much decided up on, than how to do what has been decided.

The area around Bank being quite a tight working space, they have to let people know what the local surface disruptions are going to be like during construction works.


As reported previously, there are two main working sites — one which comes from the demolition of a block of buildings that will later be replaced with a new station entrance, and more offices, and another which sees a road sealed off to make use of the disused King William Street station site below ground.

Also, in 2020 as works are nearing completion, the Northern Line branch through Bank Station will be closed so that the old line can be joined onto the new stretch, and the new documents give some insight into that.

For two moths in April-May 2020, the entire length of the Northern line between Kennington and Moorgate will be closed.

The intention is to run a third more trains through the Charing Cross branch, and where possible add extra facilities on buses and national rail, which will have the biggest impact on people living south of the river.

They will also review the pedestrian route between Moorgate and London Bridge to speed up walking options.

The full package of documents and maps is here.

The consultation will open on 2 June and close on the 6th July.


If everything is approved (and why wouldn’t it be?), then construction is expected to start in April 2016.


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One comment on “Bank tube station upgrade — consultation opens
  1. Alan says:


    Judging by the video I’ve seen of the new Bond Street Station, London Underground thinks Step Free Access is just for a small number of disabled people.

    It isn’t. There’s hordes of single mothers with large prams, plus the over 60’s who feel pain in their knees every time they use stairs.

    In short, expect your step free lifts to be in great demand.

    Sad to see that no new escalators are planned

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