Angel (ZAN)

Angel is a stop on the Bank branch of the Northern Line between Kings Cross St Pancras and Old Street.

Type: Transport for London
(Northern Line)
Station code: ZAN
Opened: 1901
Platforms: 2
The station was opened by the City & South London Railway in 1901 and served as the line's Northern terminus until 1907. Originally as built Angel had a single narrow island platform for it's two lines like other C&SLR stations.

The station was rebuilt in the 1990s to try and rectify the station's overcrowding problem with a new tunnel excavated and platform for North bound trains. The original tunnel became an extra-wide platform for South bound services. Access to the platforms from the surface was originally via three lifts but during the rebuilding these were replaced by escalators, one of these being the longest on the London Underground and the fourth longest in Europe [1]. The main escalator is sixty metres long and rises twenty-seven metres [2].
South bound tunnel, originally an island platform

Another view of the South bound platform

Heading down the escalator

[1] Paul Moss, London Underground (Haynes, 2014) p. 158
[2] Jason Cross, London Underground Guide 2017 (Train Crazy, 2017) p. 99