A new entrance to Bank station has opened close to Cannon Street station served by Southeastern.
It’s the latest upgrade to the station and provides escalators down to the Northern line alongside a lift to both the Northern line and DLR platforms.
In recent years the station has seen major upgrades including new platforms and passageways opening in October 2022 alongside another station entrance at Walbrook.
For those arriving on a Southeastern train seeking onwards connection, the Walbrook entrance opened in recent years remains closest though is mainly of benefit to those using the Waterloo and City line – so not that many.
The entrance opening today will greatly assist in reaching the Northern line and alleviating congestion.
To reach the new entrance passengers do a right upon exiting walk down Sainsburys and Subway.
The entrance will benefit rail users with Southeastern recently altering their timetable and cutting trains on some lines including ensuring almost all trains through Greenwich, to give one example, now only head to Cannon Street.
However passengers on Southeastern will still need to pay a surcharge to switch to the tube, which doesn’t apply to other rail users such as those arriving on c2c in the City.
A petition has been launched by 853 to bring Southeastern into the TfL system in part to remove additional costs levied on those in south east London.
As for the station building, above ground it’s designed for development above and behind as also planned at the Northern line extension stations to Battersea Power Station.
It was also what was planned at Woolwich Arsenal DLR but 13 years after opening nothing has been built.
The same is true for Bermondsey Jubilee line station more than 23 years after that opened, though at long last work should finally begin soon on development above the Southwark Jubilee line station box.