Bank Station Gets A New Entrance On Cannon Street

By M@ Last edited 15 months ago

Last Updated 27 February 2023

Bank Station Gets A New Entrance On Cannon Street
A new tube station entrance with lots of bollards in front
Bank's new entrance, a couple of days before opening.

Sprawling Bank station now has bonus sprawl, thanks to a brand new entrance on Cannon Street.

The new portal was unveiled by Mayor Sadiq Khan on 27 February, a couple of months later than initially planned. The new entrance adds step-free access to the Northern line and DLR platforms via escalators and a lift. It will also be a much quicker route to the deep-level tube and DLR for those arriving at Cannon Street railway station.

As tube station buildings go, its a relatively featureless white box. It's handsomely done, though, with the station name carved into the Portland stone frontage. Look out for the fire insurance plaques on either flank, rescued from the site's previous building (an old office block and McDonald's). The only other notable feature is the veritable army of bollards that surround the entrance — this Bank is well guarded.

The opening of this new entrance marks the final phase of the station's redevelopment, which has seen a new Northern line platform, new and larger connecting tunnels, escalators and other improvements. The whole scheme is estimated to improve capacity by 40%.

Although the station is now complete, the site will see further construction as an over-site development is built on top.