Plans to redevelop Tottenham Hale Station approved by Haringey Borough Council

An artist impression of what Tottenham Hale Station will look like once it has been redeveloped

An artist impression of what Tottenham Hale Station will look like once it has been redeveloped

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Plans for a £110miilion total redevelopment one of the borough’s biggest stations have been given the go-ahead.

Transports for London’s proposals to demolish and rebuild Tottenham Hale Underground and rail station were approved by Haringey Borough Council's planning committee, last night.

The plans aim to create a new station entrance, enlarged station concourse and improve access to platforms 1 and 2.

TfL also wants to extend the existing footbridge to make a new station entrance from Hale Village and close the Ferry Lane subway.

Key upgrades include:

  • New lifts, ramps and extension of the Hale Village footbridge to a new entrance
  • Better lighting, open-plan design and expanded CCTV
  • A more modern appearance, new concourse shops and easier connections between Tube, bus and rail

 

But disability campaigners had warned the plans do not take the needs of disabled people into account.

The revamped station will complete a £110million investment in transport at Tottenham Hale.

This includes a redesigned bus station due to be open by winter 2014 and work to remove the one-way road gyratory finishing next month.

As well as being the first London interchange for passengers arriving from Stansted Airport, Tottenham Hale Station will boast four trains an hour to Stratford by 2017.

It could see journey times to central and south London cut significantly when the regional route for Crossrail 2 is approved.

Councillor Alan Strickland, cabinet member for regeneration and housing, said: “This landmark station will support the wealth of major regeneration schemes already underway in Tottenham Hale, making it one of the capital’s most exciting places to live and work.

“Tottenham is brilliantly connected to the rest of London, and we want to make the most of that to build better housing, create more jobs and make it easier for our residents to find long-lasting employment.”

The station is expected to be completed by 2017 as part of the long-term regeneration of the area.

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11:09am Wed 12 Mar 14

MartinBall says...

The consequence of this development for local people and commuters is that they will have to endure a building site for several years as TfL advances what is really a retail estate project. Dishonestly they trumpet that the new station is about improving the commuter experience; when it is primarily designed to create commercial space for shops, flats, and offices. It is the approval of over-station development that is most worrying. The heralded large concourse is in fact the foundations for a nine-storey tower. That is the transformation of the station that TfL really means.

Yet again the wishes of people for an improved station with a step-free bridge, a third tube escalator, and significant extra space at the tube gates are secondary to the agenda of over-developing Tottenham.
The consequence of this development for local people and commuters is that they will have to endure a building site for several years as TfL advances what is really a retail estate project. Dishonestly they trumpet that the new station is about improving the commuter experience; when it is primarily designed to create commercial space for shops, flats, and offices. It is the approval of over-station development that is most worrying. The heralded large concourse is in fact the foundations for a nine-storey tower. That is the transformation of the station that TfL really means. Yet again the wishes of people for an improved station with a step-free bridge, a third tube escalator, and significant extra space at the tube gates are secondary to the agenda of over-developing Tottenham. MartinBall
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8:29am Thu 13 Mar 14

Jason M T says...

It is such a shame that planners have not urged further exploration of a safe crossing for residents from Ferry Lane Estate to the other side of the road. A subway will be removed with no proper provision for a suitable alternative. The reality is people will not walk the extra distance to other crossings as crassly suggested. Alternative solutions such as creating a subway through redundant arches under the Ferry Lane road from the Estate to Hale Village and the new station don't appear to have been considered considered. As a result it is only a matter of time until someone is seriously injured or worse while crossing the road including children from the local school.
It is such a shame that planners have not urged further exploration of a safe crossing for residents from Ferry Lane Estate to the other side of the road. A subway will be removed with no proper provision for a suitable alternative. The reality is people will not walk the extra distance to other crossings as crassly suggested. Alternative solutions such as creating a subway through redundant arches under the Ferry Lane road from the Estate to Hale Village and the new station don't appear to have been considered considered. As a result it is only a matter of time until someone is seriously injured or worse while crossing the road including children from the local school. Jason M T
  • Score: 0

8:58pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Lizzie71 says...

Whilst this can only be welcomed, we are already in the middle of substantial redevelopment and disruption at Tottenham Hale. How long will this take? Also, surely in terms of commuter volume Seven Sisters is desperately overdue some redevelopment.
Whilst this can only be welcomed, we are already in the middle of substantial redevelopment and disruption at Tottenham Hale. How long will this take? Also, surely in terms of commuter volume Seven Sisters is desperately overdue some redevelopment. Lizzie71
  • Score: 1

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