GROWING THE NORTHERN LINE

THE UNDERGROUND’S NORTHERN LINE IS BEING IMPROVED WITH A REMODELLING OF BANK STATION AND AN EXTENSION TO BATTERSEA. JOHN GLOVER REPORTS

Serving a development area: an engineering train on the Battersea extension.
COURTESY TFL

The financial district of the City has always been a key destination for the Northern Line, ever since the opening of its initial stretch in 1890 as the City & South London Railway, the first deep level tube railway in the world. This has only been underlined in recent decades with the growth in employment in the financial sector: now the Underground station serving the Bank of England and its environs is seriously overcrowded. A capacity improvement project is underway.

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