Friday 18 December 2015 11:39 am

Bank Tube station gets green light for major upgrade

Transport for London has been given the green light to "dramatically transform" Bank Tube station, with work beginning in the new year. 

But before you groan and start planning your alternative route, there is good news: the station will remain open throughout the work, which is expected to be completed in 2021. That's not to say there won't be some disruption, but let's face it, it could be a lot worse. 

The £563m upgrade will increase capacity at the station – the third busiest in London, used by more than 52m passengers each year – by 40 per cent. 

"Improving the station is critical to keep London working and growing and is a key step in TfL’s future plan to increase frequency on the Northern line," said TfL.

Here's how it's expected to look.