Northern line Bank branch to re-open on May 16 after 17-week Tube closure

The upgrades will see passenger capacity at Bank station increased by 40%, with a new entrance on Cannon Street, a new passenger concourse and a new southbound platform.

The Bank branch of the Northern line will reopen on Monday May 16 after a 17-week closure, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.

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Bank new roundel on new platform

The refurbishment will see passenger capacity at Bank station increased by 40%, with a new entrance in Cannon Street, a new passenger concourse and a new southbound platform.

The four month closure also saw works done to London Bridge, Borough, and Elephant and Castle stations.

Stuart Harvey, chief capital officer at Transport for London, said: “I’m delighted to confirm that we’re on schedule to fully reopen the Northern line on Monday May16 after successfully completing the challenging next phase of vital upgrade works at Bank station.

“I’d like to thank our customers for their patience during this closure.

“The improvements we’re making at Bank station will be finished by the end of this year and will totally transform customer journeys through the station.

“Anyone who’s familiar with Bank station will know how its labyrinthian layout can be confusing and time-consuming to navigate.

“Northern line customers now have a new, wider southbound platform and spacious customer concourse.

“The countdown is on for completing the rest of this major upgrade which is one of the largest and most complicated subterranean railway complexes in the world.”

Bank new southbound Northern line platform

While the Bank branch will re-open next Monday, work will continue on the station, which includes new escalators linking the Northern line to the DLR and two new moving walkways and three new escalators connecting the Northern and Central lines.

The last day of service for the Route 733 bus, which was introduced specifically for the Bank branch closure period, is Friday May 13.