A new step free footbridge is now open at Northumberland Park railway station.
The new footbridge, part of the £170m Lee Valley Rail Programme, has step free ramps and will soon have a lift making Northumberland Park station step free to platform for wheelchair users, buggies and people with restricted mobility.
Northumberland Park Station is being fully refurbished and there will be a new third track installed to provide two additional trains per hour to central London. The upgraded station will open in Spring 2019.
Councillor Charles Adje, Haringey Council’s Cabinet Member for Strategic Regeneration, said: “It is essential that positive changes like these benefit all of our residents in Haringey. This step free bridge means more of our residents can access the station, and as a result the rest of London and beyond. This station is a valuable link for Northumberland Park and this improved accessibility is good news for the area.”
Jamie Burles, managing director, Greater Anglia, said: “This project is a great example of how Network Rail and Greater Anglia are working together, transforming and modernising the railway in our region. We are replacing all of our trains with brand new trains which will start to come into service from next year.
The Lee Valley Rail programme is funded by several third parties and public sector bodies, including the UK Government, the Mayor of London, the London Economic Action Partnership (now known as “LEAP”), Transport for London, and Enfield and Haringey Councils.