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Monday, May 28, 2012

Bank Station Upgrade Exhibition - Have Your Say

London Underground have unveiled more proposals to relieve the congestion around  Bank station. They are on public dispay from Monday 28 May 2012 and will run until Friday 1 June inclusive from 8am - 6pm.

Bank Tube Station Proposals

Bank and Monument, is the fourth busiest interchange on the Tube network and this proposed scheme, with a range of suggestions to ease overcrowding includes the following:
  • A new Northern line concourse with additional interchange passageways and escalators to the DLR and Central line
  • A new southbound Northern line running tunnel that will create extra space to reduce crowding on the platforms
  • Lifts to a new ticket hall in King William Street to provide step-free access between street level, the Northern line and DLR
TfL received more than 200 responses to a consultation, and these have been used in the project now on display.  They're investigating two options for acquiring land to build the project and three options to locate a new station entrance.

Bank Monument Improvements

David Waboso, London Underground's Director of Capital Programmes, said: "Bank is one of the busiest stations on the network and we've been working closely with the City of London Corporation on plans to create more capacity at this important interchange.

"Most of the work will be below the ground and we'll keep disruption to a minimum during construction, but it's important that the public have the chance to comment on what we're proposing to improve their Tube network."

3D cutaway illustration of Bank and Monument stations found via skyscrapercity

Members of the project team will be available to answer any questions about the proposals at an exhibition at the Guildhall Ambulatory, corner of Aldermanbury and Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HH.

To find more information about the project and contact the project team, visit the project website.

Update - London Insomniac went along to the exhibition and took some photos of the 3D model & wrote a blog post of his thoughts -

He said "I really hope that people will vote for the 3rd option (large building with escalators) - I can't imagine anything else being suitable for the future. The project will be completed in 9 years - who knows how much more people will be in London by then!"

Related posts
Bank Monument interchange in photos
3D Tube Maps & 3D Cutaway Tube Station Diagrams  

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