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Mayor of London

Bank and Monument

Map of proposed changes at Bank and MonumentMap of proposed changes at Bank and Monument
We've been working closely with the City of London Corporation on a scheme to increase capacity, especially on Northern line platforms.

By 2021 we plan to:

  • Create more room for Northern line passengers by using the existing southbound platform and tunnel space
  • Build a new running tunnel and platform for southbound Northern line trains
  • Provide step-free access from the Northern line platforms to street level and the DLR

Most of the work will be below ground level. We aim to keep disruption to a minimum during construction and manage environmental impacts with industry best practices.

We modified our plans after our first consultation in 2011, so we ran another consultation between 4 October and 8 November 2013. See the Bank station capacity upgrade consultation page.

These improvements are in addition to a new station entrance and step-free access to the Waterloo & City line which is scheduled to be completed earlier as part of a third party development.

We have also recently completed refurbishing and replacing 15 escalators which will help improve the speed of customer journeys through the station.


Between them, Bank and Monument stations are served by five Underground lines as well as the DLR.

Currently, 96,000 passengers use Bank station during the morning peak period, about 40,000 of whom are changing between lines.

The two stations consist of three ticket halls, six lifts, 10 platforms, 15 escalators and two 300-foot moving walkways, making one of the largest and most complicated subterranean railway complexes in the world.

Email the Bank team