Bank & Monument

bank station signs

What we've done

The interlinked stations now feature multiple new escalators, a new station entrance and more space for Northern line customers. This major upgrade means Bank station now has 40% greater capacity.

The modernisation includes:

  • A new railway tunnel and wider southbound platform for the Northern line - this is reducing interchange times and has more space for customers
  • Step-free access to the Northern line for the first time and improved step-free access to the DLR platforms
  • More direct routes within the station, with two new moving walkways (each 100 metres long)
  • Two new lifts and 12 new escalators
  • A new station entrance on Cannon Street
  • A new station entrance on Walbrook (at the Bloomberg building) opened in November 2018. With two lifts, four escalators and its own ticket hall, the entrance offers easier access to the Waterloo & City line
  • More than 1000 metres of new tunnels


  • 27 February 2023: Bank station capacity upgrade works are complete. New station entrance with step-free access opens on Cannon Street
  • Autumn 2022: new interchanges open between the Northern and Central lines, and the Northern line and DLR
  • 16 May 2022: new southbound Northern line platform and customer concourse opens
  • 15 January to 15 May 2022: planned closure of Bank branch of the Northern line so essential works could be done
  • October 2020: tunnelling work finishes
  • March to May 2021: in line with Government advice, work at site stops temporarily because of the coronavirus pandemic
  • November 2018: new station entrance opens - including two new lifts - on Walbrook at the Bloomberg building, giving easier access to the Waterloo & City line
  • Spring 2017: tunnelling starts to create a new southbound running tunnel for the Northern line, three new escalator barrels and a new link tunnel connecting the Northern and Central lines
  • April 2016: construction work starts
  • 15 December 2015: TWAO decision
  • 9 September 2014: we apply for Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO)

A Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) granted by the Secretary of State for Transport came into force in January 2016. The TWAO authorises us to do the work and operate the new section of railway.