The Anonymous Widower

The Rebuilt Tunnel Under Bank Station

I never took the connection tunnel between the Waterloo and City Line or Drain platforms at Bank station to the escalators that eventually get you out into the air by Lombard Street, where I used to visit clients at a major clearing bank.

I doubt, it was as good as it is now!

I was travelling home from Waterloo using the Drain and once back on the surface, I just  crossed King William Street and got a 141 bus home.

It might be upwards of a hundred metres underground, but it’s light, airey and traffic-free.

We need more pedestrian tunnels like this under London.

Obviously, it wasn’t Rush Hour!

February 19, 2017 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,


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  4. This tunnel under Bank Station has its own Fawlty Towers stairs where passengers have to climb a few stairs use a short section then decend similar number of stairs. I guess it’s to clear a tunnel beneath but what this really does is prevent level interchange as it’s the only stairs when changing lines!

    Comment by Melvyn | August 7, 2018 | Reply

  5. I changed today at Bank Station from the DLR to the W&C and using the new subway I noticed this was now possible ” stair free” with escalators from DLR to interchange Subway then another escalator up to where this link to W&C begins and it provides level access to said platforms.

    I noticed at Waterloo Station where I used the lift from W&C platform to exit that the subway leading to this lift had a no entry sign . And although wheelchair access is not yet available this lift is still far easier for disabled, elderly or people with luggage or prams so why not advertise it !

    Comment by Melvyn | August 22, 2018 | Reply

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