Bank Station has been receiving something of a gradual glowup recently, and a new entrance on Cannon Street, plus two new lifts, are the latest strings to its bow.
It follows on from the arrival of new moving walkways to speed up that switch between the Central and Northern line, as well as a set of new interchanges that make access to the DLR much faster at Bank Station.
The new entrance and lifts at Bank Station was unveiled today, with London Mayor Sadiq Khan paying a visit to see the brand new ticket hall. It marks the completion of the major works to the station that have been going since 2016, and means the station can operate at 40 per cent greater capacity.
Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “These extensive works have transformed Bank station into a world-class station, fit to serve a financial district of international renown. Londoners can now benefit from a station with 40 per cent increased capacity, a brand-new entrance on Cannon Street and two new lifts which will deliver step-free access to the Northern Line for the first time.
“London’s Tube network is key to the capital’s wider economic recovery. These updates to Bank station are just one of the ways I am continually improving London’s transport network to build a safer, more accessible and more prosperous city for all Londoners.”
Cannon Street’s entrance will mean there is direct access to both the Northern line and DLR. Plus, the lifts mean that, for the first time, there is step-free access to the Northern line, as well as improved access to the DLR. Reaching these lines from the new Cannon Street entrance is also made easier by the total of six new escalators that take passengers to the Northern line and DLR.