The Anonymous Widower

Carry On Ducking And Diving

I have a Google Alert running on “bank station northern line closure” and it is only picking up factual reports generally based on the fact that the Northern Line will be closed for seventeen weeks between Moorgate and Kennington, like this report in The Sun.

I have been to Moorgate station a couple of times, and it actually seems rather quiet.

It would appear that Londoners are doing, what they do in times of trouble with public transport and go ducking and diving.

The weather hasn’t been too bad, so that probably explains why the likes of Disgusted from Tunbridge Wells have been silent.


Londoners will carry on ducking and diving!

January 21, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , ,


  1. One thing that I assume won’t be possible during the closure is tge internal interchange between Bank and Monument Stations given this is done via the Northern Line seems it used to be possible to do this interchange via the DLR platforms before these were closed for the upgrade although very few passengers used this route .

    The inclusion of Thameslink on the underground map will hopefully show an alternative route to the Northern Line between Kings Cross St Pancras and London Bridge . A route for railway passengers is actually easier to do than the deep level tube route !

    It’s a pity the Great Northern route out of Moorgate was not also added to the underground map to encourage use outside rush hours

    Comment by Melvyn | January 21, 2022 | Reply

    • To test out Bank in its limited role, I went from Dalston Junction to Oxford Circus by this route.

      1. Dalston Junction to Shadwell on The Overground.
      2. Shadwell to Bank on the DLR.
      3. DLR to Central on foot via the up-and-down route in Bank station.
      4. Bank to Oxford Circus on the Central.

      No problem.

      Comment by AnonW | January 21, 2022 | Reply

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