Bank Station modernisation reaches key milestone
The modernisation of London Underground’s Bank station achieved a significant milestone today, 15 March, with the first breakthrough between a new entrance on Cannon Street and the newly constructed Northern line Tube tunnel.
The tunnelling phase of construction, which began in 2016, is nearing completion with over 1000m of new tunnels excavated so far, producing nearly 200,000 tonnes of material.
When complete in 2022, the station upgrade will increase capacity by 40 per cent, making journeys quicker and easier for the 120 million customers who use the station every year.
Stuart Harvey, Transport for London’s Director of Major Projects, said: “Bank Tube station is one of the busiest and most important stations on the network. The area around the station has a high concentration of important infrastructure both above and below ground, including a number of historic, significant buildings in the local area, making the upgrade work incredibly complex. The hard work done by the project team will result in real improvements in the journeys of hundreds of thousands of customers every day.”
Andy Swift, Programme Manager for Bank’s Station Capacity Upgrade and Partner, CPC Project Services said: “The breakthrough of the Cannon Street entrance and escalator shaft marks three years of incredibly hard work by the project team. This complex project has involved hundreds of contractors and suppliers working together to transform the station at Bank. As we reach the half-way point in the programme, we will continue to push forward to transform this major hub on the London Underground network.”