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20.06.13

Bank is rapidly approaching capacity, TfL warns

Work has begun on the new entrance at Bank, planned to open at the end of 2015. The TfL project will see a new additional ticket hall and four new escalators to increase capacity and accessibility.

However, the station needs a major upgrade to cope with rising demand, TfL says. The number of people interchanging at the station has increased by 40% in recent years and it is one of the busiest stations on the Underground.

TfL is calling for Government support for a larger capacity scheme, with proposals including a new Northern line southbound running tunnel to free up space on the platforms, interchange tunnels and an additional 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.  The Walbrook new entrance is the first key step in implementing these plans.”

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