Northern line closure

Find out more about the work we are doing at Bank and Monument, and why this closure is needed.

Travel at quieter times or use other Tube, rail, bus, walking and cycling routes during the closure.

To help people travel, we are:

  • Running more frequent trains on the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line
  • Providing more buses, with a temporary new route from Oval into the City (route 733)
  • Deploying more staff across our network to support customers

Tube and rail

Travelling from south London

To get to destinations in the City (including London BridgeBankMoorgate)

To get to Canary Wharf

Travelling from north London

To get to destinations in the City (including London BridgeBankMoorgate)

To get to Canary Wharf


  • Many National Rail termini stations are a short walk from the City of London. See our Walking Tube map for more details
  • Check out walking routes between key stations in the City of London and Southwark. Look out for signs to help you get around 



  • Consider taking a bus for all or part of your journey
  • There are a number of alternative bus routes to the City of London. They include our new temporary route 733 between Oval and FInsbury Circus, which will run Monday to Friday

Electric scooter rental trial

  • Rental electric scooters (e-scooters) are the only way to legally ride an e-scooter on public roads or in other public places
  • Many stations affected by the closure have rental e-scooter hubs less than five minutes away

Find out more about the electric scooter rental trial.

Quieter times

If you can, travel at quieter times.for a more comfortable journey

During the week, it's generally quieter on the Tube and rail network between 08:45 and 16:30 and after 18:45. On weekends, our quieter times are currently before noon and after 18:45.

Find out how busy any station is

You can check how busy any station on the TfL network is, at any time of day online or using the TfL Go app. Or you can search using the links below.

Use our travel tools

Check before you travel and plan ahead using our travel tools. Keep up to date with the latest service information.

Plan your journey ahead of time and check before you travel.

  • Our TfL Go app has interactive maps, live arrival times, route finding, accessible journeys and other travel information
  • Journey Planner helps you plan your route by public transport, cycling or walking
  • Nearby uses your current location or a postcode or address of your choice and places you on a map, showing you Tube, bus, river, London Overground, DLR, TfL Rail and Santander Cycles locations around you
  • Subscribe to our email updates for travel news

Closure impact - busy lines and stations

These lines are likely to be very busy:

These stations are likely to be busy at peak times:

Exceptionally busy

Very busy


Other works and closures

There will be a number of other weekend closures required during the works.