Bank Station Upgrade


Set in the heart of London’s financial district, Bank station is one of the largest and most complex underground railway stations in the world. Nearly 10,000 passengers use this major interchange hub station everyday during rush hour, and this figure is set to rise. AECOM was lead consultant for three main elements — concept design of the underground station, outline design and planning submission for the over-site development, and preparation of and support to the Transport and Works Act Orders submission for the scheme.

The designs included a new Northern line southbound-running tunnel to create more platform space, interchange tunnels and an additional station entrance. The new tunnels pass under iconic city landmarks including Mansion House and other listed buildings within a conservation area. The station remained operational throughout the construction, with a temporary blockade of the Northern line while the new section of the southbound tunnel was connected.

The scheme vastly improves journey times, simplifies routes through the station, and provides a major increase in underground space and facilities, including a 95-metre-long travellator.

AECOM worked collaboratively with Dragados and London Underground Ltd, developing solutions to deliver an efficient and sustainable station with capacity to meet the growth of the City of London and needs of all station users.


  • Pedestrian flow modelling
  • Town planning and environmental consultancy
  • Highways
  • Civil and structural engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Heritage
  • Townscape
  • Value maximisation
  • Mechanical and electrical design
  • Systems engineering and requirements management
  • Assurance

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