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MP welcomes Northern Line return to normal

The line had been closed between Moorgate and Kennington for 17 weeks

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Theresa Villiers MP checks on the progress of the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade
By Barnet Post 13 May 2022

Local MP Theresa Villiers has welcomed next week's reopening of the Northern Line's Bank branch following improvement work. Local MP Theresa Villiers has welcomed next week's reopening of the Northern Line's Bank branch following improvement work.

Stations between Moorgate and Kennington have been closed for the past 17 weeks due to the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade project. From Monday May 16th residents using the borough's Northern Line stations will once again be able to travel the full length of the line.Stations between Moorgate and Kennington have been closed for the past 17 weeks due to the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade project. From Monday May 16th residents using the borough's Northern Line stations will once again be able to travel the full length of the line.

The Chipping Barnet MP said she had been pressing Transport for London (TfL) to keep its promise to finish the work on time and had visited the site to check on progress. The Chipping Barnet MP said she had been pressing Transport for London (TfL) to keep its promise to finish the work on time and had visited the site to check on progress.

Theresa said: “I am pleased for my constituents that use this service that the upgrade has been completed on schedule.” Theresa said: “I am pleased for my constituents that use this service that the upgrade has been completed on schedule.”

“It has been disruptive for those who need to get to the City from Barnet, with far fewer Bank branch trains running, but the upgrade improves services and facilities for passengers and is very welcome. It is part of the Government's major investment in our transport infrastructure in London. “It has been disruptive for those who need to get to the City from Barnet, with far fewer Bank branch trains running, but the upgrade improves services and facilities for passengers and is very welcome. It is part of the Government's major investment in our transport infrastructure in London. 

“Credit should be given to TfL and its contractors for ensuring this phase was completed as planned. When I visited the construction site a few weeks' ago, I was impressed with the work that has taken place at the station.”“Credit should be given to TfL and its contractors for ensuring this phase was completed as planned. When I visited the construction site a few weeks' ago, I was impressed with the work that has taken place at the station.”

TfL has announced that the Route 733 bus, which has operated to connect City locations during the Bank branch closure, stopped running this week. TfL has announced that the Route 733 bus, which has operated to connect City locations during the Bank branch closure, stopped running this week.