Bank station upgrade reaches halfway point
The work to modernise London Underground’s Bank station has achieved a key milestone with construction work reaching its halfway point. The programme is a major undertaking with 1.2km of new tunnels and passageways along with a a new station entrance on Cannon Street.
CPC Project Services (CPC) has supported Transport for London to develop the programme, known as, Bank Station Capacity Upgrade (BCSU), from its early stages of planning with CPC’s Andy Swift now managing the overall programme.
Over 200,000 tonnes of material has been excavated to date to make way for the extra capacity that is being created for the station, and to simplify the complex interchanges between six underground lines. The majority of the construction to date has been achieved in isolation of the existing station and, with 31 listed buildings in close proximity, it has required careful planning and the collaboration of suppliers, neighbours, utilities, highways, the City of London and many other stakeholders in order to minimise disruption to customers.
Signs of the work are noticeable, if you look closely, with a new ‘secret door’ visible to those standing on southbound platform of the Northern Line.
Andy Swift, Partner, CPC Project Services said “To reach the half way point of this journey marks a significant step in the delivery of the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade project. We are on target to deliver this important and much needed capacity increase at Bank, ensuring it meets London’s future customer demand.”
Bank is one of the busiest station on London Underground’s network with more than 120,000 passing through every morning. When complete in 2022, the programme will have increased capacity at the station by 40%.
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