The following is a press release from Haringey Council:
Plans to make Tottenham into one of London’s best places to live and work have taken another major step forward after Haringey Council approved proposals to overhaul Tottenham Hale Station.
The station will be redeveloped to support its status as an international transport hub – with a larger concourse, improved step-free access for passengers and a new entrance via footbridge for local residents living at Hale Village among other improvements.
Under plans agreed by the council’s planning committee last night (Monday, 10 February), Transport for London will complete the new station by 2017 in a boost to the long-term regeneration of the area.
Key upgrades include:
The revamped station will complete a £110million investment in transport at Tottenham Hale – with a redesigned bus station open by winter 2014 and work to remove the unpopular one-way road gyratory finishing next month, alongside further improvements to create more public space.
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 and could see journey times to central and south London cut significantly when the regional route for Crossrail 2 is approved.
Haringey Council is committed to bringing up to 5,000 new homes to Tottenham Hale by 2025, and the award-winning £350million Hale Village scheme has already seen nearly 2,000 new high-quality homes and student apartments linked to Central Saint Martins College on the doorstep of the Lee Valley Regional Park.
I think the only people left who really have a problem with where David Lammy lives are political point scorers such as yourself.
As far as I was aware, Crossrail 2 would not go anywhere near Tottenham Hale, it's to go Ally Pally -> Turnpike Lane -> Seven Sister's -> Dalston.... They already have the Victoria Line for getting to south and central London at amazing speeds.
To be fair it says ***Plans to make*** Tottenham into one of London’s best places to live and work
Nothing wrong with a bit of ambition, or quite a large chunk in this case...
A new Tottenham Hale tube station is welcome. The current one is inadequate for the present level use and the projected increase in passenger numbers.
However, the TFL planning application approved by Haringey Council doesn't meet commuters' demands for significant extra space at the tube gates or the accepted need for a third Victoria Line escalator. Further, the proposed bridge to Hale Village is not step-free and even the new wide station entrance has steps, with a ramp for wheelchair access to side side.
A big noise is made about the large new ticket hall, but that doesn't hide that it is the foundations for a tower block above. Haringey Council and TFL might be shy about the reality of the plans for the approved 'over-station development', but there is no secret about it. I have attached an artistic impression of it, and you can also see a different version in the 'Tottenham Open for Business' promo video produced by Haringey Council.
A TFL official told me that the engineer calculation is that a maximum nine storey building is what the structure can take. And I was told not to be alarmed at that because it isn't as high as Hale Village. Though I am concerned at the height, and don't believe that because the Hale Village buildings have spoilt the sky view that it is ok to further skyscraper over the Lea Valley.
The new station is more about TFL exploiting its locations for property incomes by building a mini shopping mall - yes, more and bigger retail units being built too - than substantially improving tube access for commuters. Good news for TFL retail revenues, but bad news for TFL commuters.
I thought they avoided putting residential property above tube stations? Baker Street is a disaster when it comes to late night engineering works because the residents above complain. Oh wait, these residents will not be as wealthy, as you were...
Will they spend a dime on realising either the public square proposed for planning on the Colina Road sites application, or retrofitting a station on the longest stretch of the Piccadilly line #transportforlondon ? (Between Turnpike Lane & Manor House, Green Lanes, Harringay.) We now have the critical mass to warrant it #mayorforlondon
better photos in this link https://www.buildington.co.uk/buildings/3676/england/london-w12/woo...
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