March 21, 2023

Transport for London has accomplished the seven-year improve of Financial institution Underground station, which has created higher capability, simpler interchange between strains, and step-free entry to the Northern Line for the primary time.

Development started on the £700 million challenge in 2016, and culminated with this week’s official opening of a street-level entrance onto Cannon Road, with a brand new ticket corridor, six escalators and lifts.

This follows the revealing of a brand new station entrance on the Bloomberg constructing in 2018, and the opening of a brand new southbound Northern Line platform and buyer concourse in Might 2022.

In October final 12 months work was additionally accomplished on the creation of extra direct interchange routes between the Northern Line and DLR, and between the Northern and Central Strains, which TfL mentioned has “shaved as much as 9 minutes off journey occasions for some prospects”.

Wayfinding has additionally been improved, and “a brand new platform hump has been put in on the northbound Northern line platform and the newly constructed southbound Northern line platform has been raised to supply stage entry between the prepare and the platform”.

TfL mentioned that prospects make greater than 100,000 interchanges on the interlinked Financial institution and Monument stations on a typical weekday, with the 2 stations being served by 5 Underground Strains and the DLR.

Financial institution now has a complete of 31 escalators – probably the most of any station on the Tube community, and the 2 stations mixed now have 5 ticket halls, 9 lifts and ten platforms.