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Bank Underground station upgrade reaches major milestone

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The upgrade of Bank Tube station is one stage closer to completion after the topping out of the roof over its new Cannon Street entrance.

The upgrade of Bank station, due for completion in 2022, will boost capacity at the busy interchange by 40 per cent. The new entrance will provide customers with direct access to the Northern line, as well as connecting with a new moving walkway to the Central line.

Work will now continue to fit out the entrance, with the next stage focused on creating the dividing walls and operational rooms within the new station entrance, which is spread across 11 storeys.

The remaining tunnelling is progressing well, with the southbound platform already under construction in the new Northern line running tunnel, and the construction of the new escalator barrel to the DLR due to commence in early Autumn.

Stuart Harvey, Transport for London.

The project, which passed the halfway mark earlier in 2019, will eventually provide two new lifts at the Cannon Street entrance, 12 new escalators and two moving walkways. These additions will make access to the Northern line step-free and improve the existing step-free access to the Docklands Light Railway (DLR).

Transport for London major projects director Stuart Harvey said: “Bank Tube station is one of the busiest on the Tube network, with over 120 million customers using it every year. Once complete, the upgrade will make journeys through the station quicker and more comfortable for everyone, providing greater capacity at this vitally important interchange.”

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