London Underground showcases proposals to boost Bank’s capacity

25 May 2012  •  Source: Transport for London (TfL)

Plans that would see the creation of wider platforms, better access to lines and step-free access to a new ticket hall at one of the Tube’s busiest stations will go on public display for the second time next week.

  • Capacity upgrade scheme will keep up with demand at Tube’s fourth busiest station
  • Public invited to second exhibition to view plans for wider platforms and step-free access

London Underground unveiled the proposals for the Bank station capacity upgrade project in November last year at an exhibition in the City as part of the consultation on the plans.

Relieve congestion

A second exhibition will start on Monday 28 May and run until Friday 1 June inclusive from 8am – 6pm each day in the City of London.

The proposed scheme, which is scheduled to be completed by 2021, aims to relieve congestion and increase capacity at Bank and Monument, the fourth busiest interchange on the Tube network, with a range of solutions that would ease overcrowding:

  • A new southbound Northern line running tunnel that will create extra space to reduce crowding on the platforms
  • A new Northern line concourse with additional interchange passageways and escalators to the DLR and Central line
  • Lifts to a new ticket hall in King William Street to provide step-free access between street level, the Northern line and DLR

Transport for London (TfL) received more than 200 responses to the consultation, which have been used in the next stage of the project. TfL is now investigating two options for acquiring land to build the project and three options to locate a new station entrance.

Create more capacity

David Waboso, London Underground’s Director of Capital Programmes, said: “Bank is one of the busiest stations on the network and we’ve been working closely with the City of London Corporation on plans to create more capacity at this important interchange.

“Most of the work will be below the ground and we’ll keep disruption to a minimum during construction, but it’s important that the public have the chance to comment on what we’re proposing to improve their Tube network.”

Members of the project team will be available to answer any questions about the proposals at an exhibition at the Guildhall Ambulatory, corner of Aldermanbury and Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HH.

To find more information about the project and contact the project team, visit the project website at http://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/tube/bank or email [email protected]

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