Bank Station Capacity Upgrade

London, United Kingdom

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Set in the heart of London’s financial district, Bank station is one of the world’s largest and most complex underground railway stations. With over 100,000 passengers using this major interchange hub every morning rush hour, the station needed a capacity increase.

AECOM was appointed by Dragados as a design partner and with the integrated design team, we’ve delivered the concept design, approved planning application for the oversite development building, and an approved Transport and Works Act Order, which received no objections due to our highly effective stakeholder engagement approach. 

Adding value

By carefully considering the implications of Transport for London’s (TfL) aspirations, and through close collaboration with the supply chain, AECOM and Dragados were able to improve the reference design’s benefit-cost ratio to increase TfL’s value by 46 per cent in the tender.

Anyone familiar with the previous layout at Bank station will know that it was confusing and constrained, leading to frequent congestion and long interchange times. From today, customers’ journeys interchanging between the Northern line and DLR will be hugely improved, with three new escalators whisking them between these lines and shaving up to nine minutes off their journeys.

Stuart Harvey

Chief Capital Officer, Transport for London

Overcoming project challenges: minimising stakeholder disruption

Bank being one of the largest and most complicated subterranean railway complexes in the world has meant that our project team has had to overcome a number of technical challenges to ensure successful delivery. Together with Dragados, we achieved this by minimising disruption to stakeholders, including local businesses and communities, and station operations.

The station extension was designed to pass underneath sensitive buildings like the Bank of England, but through effective stakeholder engagement, we were able to eliminate objections at the public enquiry.

Other challenges overcome have included:

  • Tunnelling under iconic landmarks and historic Grade 1 or 2 listed buildings, all of which are extremely sensitive to settlement and ground movement
  • Having to adhere to tight planning restrictions on the work including limits to noise, dust, traffic and general disruption
  • Working in an extremely tight subterranean space as a result of five different underground lines and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) all passing through the station.

Passenger benefits

The innovative design and close cooperation with all project stakeholders was successful and Bank station now has a new Northern Line southbound-running tunnel that has created more platform space and reduced passenger interchange time.

The Northern Line benefits from step-free access for the first time and the DLR platforms also have improved step-free access. We’ve also created more direct routes within the station, including two new moving walkways, further cutting passenger journey time.  

Delivered on time and within budget, this upgrade has transformed Bank into a modern station fit to serve one of the most important financial districts in the world.

We’ve transformed Bank station into a modern station fit to serve one of the most important financial districts in the UK. These improvements will shave nine minutes off your journey time.

Sadiq Khan

Mayor of London, Greater London Authority