FOI request detail

When is Bank Station's Northern Line becoming Step-free?

Request ID: FOI-1493-2223
Date published: 05 October 2022

You asked

👋 Hey there! As you might know, the Bank (& Monument) Tube Station Capacity Upgrade Programme has been going on since 2016 and recently until May of this year, a section of the Northern Line’s bank branch was even closed for a few months to passengers to re-route the running lines through a new tunnel & platform created as part of the works, which opened 4 months ago. We were also told that alongside everyone’s favourite ’Travelators' (moving walkways) and new Entrances at Walbrook Street & Canon Street, there will also be Step-free access to the Northern Line platforms & increased step-free access to the existing accessibility for the DLR platforms. Much...actually most of the construction has now finished and even opened by now, with a small bit remaining for adding Step-Free access to the Northern Line Platforms & opening the new Cannon Street entrance (not to be confused with the Tube/ National Rail station of the same name just down the road!). Hence, I just wanted to ask you when will the Northern Line platforms at Bank Station become Step-free please? & will it be opened as part of the opening of the Cannon Street entrance?

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-1493-2223

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 20 September 2022, asking when Bank Station is going to be step-free to the Northern line.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy. 

The works are due to be completed later this year. Unfortunately we are not able to give a more accurate date. Please see our website that provides the latest timeline;

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Eva Hextall
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London


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