The Bank branch of the Northern line will re-open on Monday 16 May, after a 17-week closure as part of the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade project. The Bank station capacity upgrade has been ongoing since 2016.
Transport for London's (TfL's) project team have worked throughout the 17-week closure to safely finalise work on the brand-new Northern line tunnel and passenger concourse. They have completed three new passageways, which will make it easier to move around the station.
The upgrade of Bank station will see its capacity increased by 40% when work finishes later this year, with improvements still to come including step-free access to the Northern line and improved access to the DLR platforms, two new moving walkways, 12 new escalators and two new lifts. There will also be more direct routes within the station and a new station entrance on Cannon Street.
Stuart Harvey, Chief Capital Officer at Transport for London, said: "I'm delighted to confirm that we're on schedule to fully re-open the Northern line on Monday 16 May after successfully completing the challenging next phase of vital upgrade works at Bank station. I'd like to thank our customers for their patience during this closure. The improvements we're making at Bank station will be finished by the end of this year and will totally transform customer journeys through the station. Anyone who's familiar with Bank station will know how its labyrinthian layout can be confusing and time-consuming to navigate.
"Northern line customers now have a new, wider southbound platform and spacious customer concourse. The countdown is on for completing the rest of this major upgrade which is one of the largest and most complicated subterranean railway complexes in the world."
The next phase of works at Bank station will turn to the key interchange connections which includes the new escalators linking the Northern line to the DLR, and the two new moving walkways and three new escalators connecting the Northern and Central lines.