Changing To The DLR From The Northern Line At Bank Is Now Up To Nine Minutes Faster

Changing To The DLR From The Northern Line At Bank Is Now Up To Nine Minutes Faster
Looking up three escalators inside Bank tube station, with a sign towards the Northern line
Image: TfL

A new interchange route between the Northern line and DLR inside Bank station is now open — and it could save you up to nine minutes when walking between the two, according to TfL.

The new route through the notoriously labyrinth-esque station includes three new escalators between the Northern line and DLR platforms, and is open from today (13 October).

It's all part of the ongoing upgrade to Bank station, which will improve the station's capacity by 40% once complete.

People travelling on three parallel escalators inside Bank station
Image: TfL

Central line commuters, your time will come, as improvements still in progress include a new interchange route between the Northern and Central lines, consisting of two new 95-metre moving walkways and three new escalators. Once the works are complete, Bank station will be home to an impressive 27 escalators — the largest number at any station on the tube network.

TfL estimates that 40% of passengers using Bank station do so to change between one line and another, rather than entering or exiting there, so these improved interchange routes should keep things moving smoothly.

A new entrance to Bank station will open on Cannon Street, and there will be step-free access to the Northern line for the first time via two new lifts, and improved step-free access to the DLR too.

Last Updated 25 October 2022