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Green light for Bank station upgrade

Plans to upgrade Bank station on the London Underground have been approved.

The £563 million modernisation will include a new Northern line tunnel and platform, step-free access to the Northern line and DLR platforms and a new entrance on Cannon Street.

Passenger numbers at Bank have increased by 50 per cent over the past 10 years.

The upgrade, which will increase the station’s capacity by 40 per cent and is due to be completed in 2021, is seen as vital if the station is to keep up with the level of demand.

London Underground has confirmed that the station will remain open while the project is being delivered.

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Nick Brown, managing director of London Underground, said: “Improving Bank station is at the heart of our multi-billion pound investment programme to improve and expand the Tube.

“This critical and ambitious station upgrade will create a new southbound Northern line railway tunnel and platform to vastly reduce interchange times.

“A new station entrance on Cannon Street will also be constructed alongside a range of other major improvements to create more direct routes, improving accessibility for the millions of Tube customers who use Bank station each year.”

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