Andrews assists lead contractor on Bank Tube station reconstruction project

The £700m upgrade of one of London’s most recognised Underground stations is expected to be completed by spring 2022, with much of the hard work already done. TFL’s subsidiary London Underground commissioned improvements with the intention of increasing Bank’s passenger capacities by as much as 40%, meaning up to 140 million people will pass through annually once fully operational.

The tunnelling phase of the project was completed in October 2020 and saw more than 200,000 tonnes of material excavated to make way for platforms, escalators, passages and concourses. Due to the nature of the work undertaken during this stage, there was a long-term requirement for mechanical ventilation to ensure the continued wellbeing of engineers on site.

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Transport for London to provide air conditioning on Overground services

With temperatures in the capital soaring in recent days, and much of the same already forecasted for the upcoming weeks, commuters could be forgiven for dreading their train journeys to and from work.

Indeed, there has been widespread criticism directed at those in charge for failing to provide suitable cooling – with temperatures regularly nearing the 30°C mark. And it seems they’ve taken notice!

TfL have now announced that as from 2018, a number of London Overground trains will be fully air conditioned during the summer period. It is understood a new fleet of 45 trains is currently being manufactured, placing heavy importance on the comfort of travelling passengers.

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