London's worst station? Consultation opens on much needed Bank upgrade
Passengers are being asked for their views on how to improve what's often seen as the capital's worst Tube station.
Transport for London has begun a consultation into a potential upgrade at Bank.
The public have until November 8 to voice their opinions on the works for the six-line link, which includes the DLR. A number of changes are proposed by TfL to offer more space, better accessibility and quicker evacuation routes at the station.
The plans also include a new exit at Cannon Street, step-free access from the DLR to the Northern line, more lifts and escalators, and a moving underground walkway.
David Waboso, London Underground's capital programmes director, said: "Bank is a key interchange for our customers and it's vital that we keep pace with the increase in demand we're seeing now and in the future.
'We've adopted a new innovative approach to developing the Bank proposals, which has allowed us to incorporate innovations through market competition.
"Now we want our customers' views on our plans so that we create a modern Tube interchange that works for Londoners."
This is the third consultation on upgrading Bank in as many years.
TfL awarded a contract for the upgrade to Dragados SA in July this year. Works should start in 2016 and be completed in 2021 if the Government gives the project the go-ahead.
Earlier this year Bank beat Acton Town and Oxford Circus in a poll to find the worst Underground station.
Laurence Janta-Lipinski of YouGov, which ran the poll, said at the time: "I'll refrain from speculating on why Bank is so unpopular.
"Perhaps this poll will have TfL's bosses asking how they can make it a more pleasant experience for customers?"
To participate in the consultation go to tfl.gov.uk/bank.