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.
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!"