Project Update: Bank Station Upgrade

In the last 10 years, the use of Bank station has risen by 50% and 115,000 extra customer journeys are passing through the station each day and demand continues to rise. Plans to upgrade Bank station will not only improve capacity but also help to enable future frequency increases on the Northern line.
The improvements which London Underground have proposed are substantial and include the creation of a new southbound running tunnel and platform for the Northern line that will create more space for passenger circulation. The project also includes:

  • A new station entrance on Cannon Street, step-free access from the street and DLR to Northern line platforms
  • Moving walkway to provide quicker and easier interchange and more lifts and escalators are also planned.

 Most of the work will take place below ground; however, two main work sites are required at surface level. More than 200 engineers and staff will be working this project 24 hours a day until 2021 just before the project is expected to be complete in 2021.

Currently, the project has reached 4 main milestones:

  • Excavated the main access shaft for the Arthur Street tunnelling works
  • Removed all six buildings to ground floor level on the Whole Block site
  • Two silos installed to support tunnelling works
  • Tunnel work at Arthur Street to construct the new southbound Northern line railway tunnel


  • 9 September 2014: apply for Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO)
  • 28 January 2015: pre-inquiry meeting
  • 14 April 2015: start of public inquiry
  • 15 December 2015: TWAO decision
  • April 2016: works start
  • Spring 2017: tunnelling starts
  • April-August 2020: Northern line closure
  • Late 2022: works completed

We have permanent positions for Section Engineers, Sub Agents, and Agents on this project. To find out more, call 0208 522 8888.