London’s Bank Tube station to undergo major upgrade

product-fullturn London's Bank Tube station to undergo major upgradeThe UK’s Transport for London (TfL) subsidiary London Underground is reconstructing the Bank Tube station to substantially upgrade the station capacity and enable it to handle 40% more passengers. The station currently serves approximately 98 million passengers a year.

The $563m project will include construction of a new tunnel, platforms, station entrance, escalators, ticket halls and passenger lifts. Construction is expected to begin in 2016 and is scheduled to be completed by 2021. Built in 1900 in King William street, the Bank Station is the fourth busiest underground interchange station. It is served by the Central, Northern, Waterloo and City lines.

The station is a key gateway into London and is also one of the world’s most complicated subterranean railway stations. It features three ticket halls, six lifts, ten platforms and two 300ft moving walkways.

London Underground and design and build contractor Dragados have developed a plan that provides improved access to the passengers and reduces congestion. The main objectives of the project are to meet the demand of the public by increasing the station capacity, decrease crowding, improve the quality of access, interchange, ambience and support the city’s economic growth.

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We supply a variety of access restriction and control solutions, all of which have been specifically designed to work either as stand-alone units or as part of an integrated system. All of these could come particularly in handy for securing the various access routes into the station.

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