Wednesday 19 Nov 2014

Drop-in session for residents to find out more about Tottenham High Road bridge reconstruction

Region & Route:
| North West & Central

Members of the public are invited to attend a drop-in-event to find out more about the Tottenham High Road railway bridge reconstruction.

The event will take place on Monday November 24th on the site compound next to South Tottenham station on Ermine Road from 4pm to 7pm. Members of the Network Rail project team will be on hand to answer any questions.

The new bridge will help prepare the line for future greener, quieter and more spacious new electric trains.

Richard Schofield, Network Rail route managing director, said: “We recognise the work to install this new bridge will cause some disruption and thank people in advance for their patience. This bridge is more than 100 years old and needs to be replaced. This work is part of our ongoing investment to deliver a better and more reliable railway.”

As part of the £3.5m project, Tottenham High Road will be closed from December 23 to December 28 and a road diversion will be in place. Pedestrian access to South Tottenham station will be maintained apart from 11pm on December 24 until 6pm Saturday December 27.

Plans to electrify the line between Gospel Oak and Barking will result in more comfortable, smoother, and quieter services for passengers and people living near the railway. Residents who would like additional information can call Network Rail’s 24-hour helpline on 08457 114141.

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