Connections to and from North Tottenham are dramatically improving with upgrades to the White Hart Lane Station, West Anglia mainline services, Crossrail 2 and the Cycle Superhighway.
White Hart Lane Station
Residents and visitors can now enjoy a bigger, brighter and more accessible White Hart Lane station. Transport for London (TfL) have completed work to create new station entrances, an upgraded ticket hall and central and direct access to platforms.
White Hart Lane is the latest accessible station on the London Overground network with two new lifts.
The station has been designed to reflect local heritage. The triangular sections on the station walls symbolise Tottenham’s horticultural past and the terracotta pot cladding which covers the eastern and western facade harks back to time these were manufactured on White Hart Lane.
The station has:
- New entrances to improve access, including an entrance on Penhurst Road
- Safe, secure and step-free access from the ticket hall to the platforms
- Information and ticket facilities in one central location
- Safe, well lit link between the station and White Hart Lane for residents and visitors to access bus stop, local businesses and the new stadium
- Outside seating, secure cycle parking and new outdoor space
White Hart Lane Environmental Improvements
White Hart Lane is a strategic route; one of the few east west roads that can be used by high sided vehicles because of the low railway bridges on surrounding roads.
An over emphasis on the use of the road by cars has undermined the environmental quality of the neighbourhood for people walking, using public transport or cycling. The junction with the High Road is an accident spot and the pavements throughout are narrow and are poorly designed for people with mobility issues.
Work has now been completed on measures to help make White Hart Lane more attractive and welcoming, a better place to live, to support the existing shops and encourage more businesses to come to the area.
- The junction has been altered
- Pavements widened
- Traffic calming measures in place
- Sustainable urban drainage installed
- More greenery planted around the area
Plans for the proposed improvements were discussed with the local community in early July 2017. Work completed in late 2018.
West Anglia Mainline Upgrade
The West Anglia Mainline upgrade will increase the frequency of train services to North Tottenham with a four trains per hour service between Meridian Water and Stratford. The Northumberland Park station level crossing has been closed, a new modern pedestrian and cycle bridge created and a passenger lift installed.
Transport for London are currently putting together plans to further improve the transport network across London and the wider South East – Crossrail 2.
The proposed railway would run from North East London to South West London and Northumberland Park is one of the locations being considered for a Crossrail 2 station. This could mean many more trains an hour running to and from Northumberland Park station, significantly improving the areas connectivity with the rest of London.
To find out more information, visit the Crossrail 2 website (external link).
Cycling in London has more than doubled in the last decade. To improve safety for cyclists, other road users and pedestrians, TfL have built a cycle route that links White Hart Lane stadium to Liverpool Street station.
For more information visit the TfL website (external link).