The Anonymous Widower

A Design Crime – Platform-To-Train Access On The Northern Line At Bank Station

These four pictures show the platform-to-train access on the Northern Line at Bank station.


  1. The first two pictures are the new Southbound platform.
  2. The last two pictures are the Northbound platform.
  3. The other pictures show the wide and level walkways between the two platforms.

The Southbound platform has level platform-to-train access, but the old Northbound platform does not!

That constitutes a design crime in my book.

September 9, 2022 - Posted by | Design, Transport/Travel | , , , ,


  1. Maybe they’ll fit smaller wheels to northbound trains? 😂😂😂

    Seriously though, non-level train to platform occurs at numerous locations. I guess when funding becomes available a program of levelling up(or down) will take place.

    Comment by Maurice Reed | September 9, 2022 | Reply

    • Both Angel and London Bridge stations have also been rebuilt and I wonder, if as they’ve been done when money allows, that each has been built to different standards, which means they’ll be a step at some stations.

      Comment by AnonW | September 9, 2022 | Reply

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