As part of Tube improvements, we are replacing four escalators at Embankment between Wednesday 8 January and early November 2014. As a result, Northern and Bakerloo line trains will not stop at Embankment in either direction.
The District and Circle lines will continue to serve the station as usual.
Customers wishing to change trains at Embankment are advised to either:
use alternative Tube routes by changing at a nearby stations such as Waterloo, Leicester Square, Westminster, Victoria or Piccadilly Circus
walk between Charing Cross and Embankment via Villiers Street - roughly a five minute walk. Oyster settings at both stations will be updated so customers are not overcharged, as long as they touch in and out in good time
Customers are also advised to start late night journeys 15 minutes earlier. This is to make sure last train connections at the above interchanges are made in time.
The escalators at Embankment were installed before the Second World War and have reached the end of their useful life. They will be replaced with new, custom-built machines which will ensure a reliable escalator service for many decades to come.
Edgware branch upgrade works
Until early 2014, the service on the Edgware branch of the line will start up slightly later on some Sundays. This is to allow for more work to be completed on Sunday morning when it is very lightly used.
At peak times, Bank is one of the most congested stations on the Underground. It's also a complex one as it's interlinked with nearby Monument.
To help remove some of the bottlenecks, we're refurbishing or replacing all of its 15 escalators. We'll also be introducing a one-way system in parts of the station, which should help ease congestion while the work's being done.
We aim to keep Bank open throughout the works, but it's a big, complex project, so please bear with us.
This station sees more passengers a year than Heathrow Airport. In 2010, we completed a massive redevelopment of King's Cross St. Pancras that quadrupled the size of this key station.
King's Cross St. Pancras is now modern and spacious, has step-free access to all lines, and is less congested thanks to new ways to enter and exit the station.
Tottenham Court Road station
If you've visited Tottenham Court Road lately, you may have noticed that one of the Central line's busiest stations, is being re-built. It's a really exciting project that'll change the way the station and the area around it is used.
By the time it's complete in 2016, the station will have a new ticket hall, step-free access to the platforms, and a pedestrianised plaza outside the station.
It will also be an interchange station for Crossrail, with 24 trains an hour expected to pass through the station each way during peak periods.
There's a lot of work to be done at the station, so please bear with us. We'll try to keep disruptions to a minimum.