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Bank Underground Railway Station

The Bank-Monument Station complex is comprised of the two interlinked underground stations of Bank and Monument. The complex is the eighth busiest station on the London Underground network and it serves the Waterloo & City Line, Central Line, Northern Line, Circle Line, District Line and the Docklands Light Railway. Bank Station has a reputation of being haunted by an apparition identified as Sarah Whitehead.

The apparition of an elderly woman was seen by an employee very early one morning whilst the station was locked. She was followed down a dead end corridor and vanished.  There has also been a report of strange knocks on the inside of an empty lift’s door, again whilst the station was closed and locked.

The ghost was been tentatively identified by some as Sarah Whitehead, the Black Nun of the Bank of England, probably due to the close proximity the station has to the Bank and it’s famous ghost.

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Re: Bank Underground Railway Station

In a 2008 article entitled Ghosts of the London Underground, Mike Heffernan stated "Sarah’s ghost has been glimpsed on numerous occasions in the Bank’s garden and on the platforms and passageways of Bank Station and there have also been reports of foul, unexplained smells and feelings of great sadness, anxiety and hopelessness in the station. "

He also mentioned damage to the station during a World War II air raid  "On January 11, 1941, during the blitz, over 50 people were killed and nearly 70 people were injured when the Central Line ticket hall took a direct hit from a German bomb. The resulting crater measured 120ft long and 100ft wide and it had to be covered with a bailey-bridge for traffic to pass over. The station was put out of action for 2 months. "

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